UBR Morning Post: Dante Lee Shares Black Business Success Secrets

In 2010, Marchand, was named to the Black Enterprise 40 Next list recognizing the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the 40th anniversary issue of the magazine.

In my “Alfred’s Notepad” commentary, I urge African American business owners to use Black History Month to celebrate the rich history of Black entrepreneurs ranging from Madam C.J. Walker to Reginald F. Lewis. The stories of these great Black entrepreneurs, including both their trials and their triumphs, can be a source of valuable business lessons, as well as role models who can serve as sources of inspiration, especially during tough times. By celebrating milestones and titans of Black business history, Black entrepreneurs can get the motivation to raise the bar of business excellence for future generations. Don’t know jack about Black business history? Click these links to get a crash course:

And speaking of celebrating business excellence, there’s still time to submit nominations for the 2011 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards and to enter the 2011 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition. Small Business Award nominees will be recognized at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, slated for May 22-25, 2011 in Atlanta. The deadline for Small Business Award nominations is March 15, 2011.

Finalists for the Elevator Pitch Competition will earn the chance to deliver their pitch live at the Entrepreneurs Conference for a chance to win prizes, including $10,000 in capital for the best business pitch. The deadline for contest entries is March 31, 2011. Once again I’ll also be sharing a special discount code that will allow UBR listeners to knock more than 50% off of the cost of registration for the Entrepreneurs Conference, if they register by this Saturday, February 12.

In addition, every week on UBR, you’ll get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today Business Correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR Economists Derrick Collins and Rasheed Carter.

If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, send me an e-mail at edmonda@blackenterprise.com or to me at Twitter or Facebook.

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