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Starting a Business: Take the Initiative – Create Your Own Future

Starting a Business: Take the Initiative – Create Your Own Future | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it
People are successful because they have made a clear, unequivocal do or die decision to be successful. People are unsuccessful because they have not made that decision.

 

Decide Where You Want to Go In Business

Every success story starts with a conscious thought in the mind: the future you want to create.

The great entrepreneurs who have built global computer companies, successful banks, big construction companies and revolutionary communication firms, all decided in their minds that it was what they wanted to achieve. Without a great goal, there is no passion, motivation or resilience.

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Black-Owned Businesses Triple in Decade, But Still Lag in Market Share

Black-Owned Businesses Triple in Decade, But Still Lag in Market Share | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it

In metro Atlanta, African-Americans make up 32 percent of the metro area population and own 23 percent of businesses...

 

...In 1994 Bobby Adamson was a year into his construction venture and he was stuck. No one would give him the $300,000 loan he needed for Adamson Developers’ next project.

“I went to bank after bank after bank — and everybody said no,” he said. “Finally, I talked to a lady I had known for a while who happened to work at a bank. After about six months she finally talked her boss into giving me a loan to develop Adamson Place.”

Adamson used the loan to cut roads and prepare 13 acres of land for development. He named the new roads after his children and built 22 houses on the spot. He sold each one.

“It was very successful,” he said.


...Shelia Simpson, program director at the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise said, "Finding working capital is a challenge for all small businesses, but it is especially difficult for small Black-owned businesses."

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How Small Business Owners Can Work From Anywhere

How Small Business Owners Can Work From Anywhere | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it
The new option of having your company’s servers “in the cloud” could prove a lifesaver to many small business owners.
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Black-owned businesses triple in decade, but still - Times Free Press

Black-owned businesses triple in decade, but still - Times Free Press | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it
When Edward Bentley started his company in 1995, he was listening — and what he heard sounded like a great business opportunity.
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Bob Johnson moves way beyond BET | Chocolate City: The Best ...

Bob Johnson moves way beyond BET | Chocolate City: The Best ... | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it
There's often reluctance on the part of white business owners to cast their lot with black entrepreneurs. But when white Americans get to know you, they think, here's a guy I can do business with. I got into private equity with the ...
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How Small Business Owners Can Work From Anywhere

How Small Business Owners Can Work From Anywhere | Black on Black Business | Scoop.it
The new option of having your company’s servers “in the cloud” could prove a lifesaver to many small business owners.
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Black Women Entrepreneurs Setting a Fast Pace, Despite Obstacles

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Woman-owned businesses are growing more rapidly than the national average, with companies owned by African-American women growing at an even larger pace, according to a senior official of the United States Department of Commerce.

 

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BlackRVA | uplift, educate, unite, and grow our community

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