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Former NBA Player Jamal Mashburn Owns 80 Franchises and Counting

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There are hundreds of stories of famous athletes who have gone broke in short periods of time. Those stories are plastered at the top of every website and the beginning of every news segment. What is a little more difficult to find, and less covered, are the thriving success stories. [...]

September 29, 2015 Brian Uncategorized 26

What You Can Learn From Michael Jordan About Branding

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There’s a lot to learn from one of the most prolific sports figures of our time. “Michael Jordan,” “Mike,” “Jordan” or even just “MJ” resonates as one of the most recognizable figures the world has ever seen. So what can we learn from this basketball great? I’m guessing we could [...]

September 28, 2015 Brian Uncategorized 2

Why The Best Entrepreneurs Invest In Themselves

What is your greatest asset as an entrepreneur? Is it money, investors, employees, or experience? While they are all important, without a doubt your greatest asset is you! The challenge as an entrepreneur is to continually work to improve yourself while successfully handling all that is required for your business [...]

September 21, 2015 Brian Uncategorized 1

Black Buying Power To Reach $1.3 Trillion By 2017

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That’s Trillion with a T! According to the Nielsen study titled “Resilient, Receptive And Relevant,” “Black buying power continues to increase, rising from its current $1 trillion level to a forecasted $1.3 trillion by 2017. Black buying power has seen an 86 percent increase since 2000 and accounts for 8.7 percent of [...]

September 21, 2015 Brian Uncategorized 28

Janice Bryant Howroyd Builds First Black-Owned Billion Dollar Business


Janice Bryant Howroyd, 62, founded her multi-billion-dollar staffing firm, ACT-1 Group, in 1978. Over 30 years later, the company has over 75 offices across the country. Though she grew up in a “harsh and ugly” segregated community, Howroyd says she “moved forward” rather than let her circumstances hold her back. That’s something [...]

September 19, 2015 Brian Uncategorized 4

The Top 6 Reasons Black Businesses Fail

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According to U.S. Census data, new Black-owned businesses are being started at record paces. Between 2001 and 2014, Black-owned businesses grew at a rate that far outpaces any other racial group. Unfortunately, the downside to this rapid growth in new Black-owned businesses has been a record number of business failures. [...]

September 15, 2015 Brian Entrepreneurship 14