During the second annual ME University in Atlanta, reinvention strategist and BlackEnterprise.com contributor Marshawn Evans engaged and motivated the crowd of small business owners gathered for the two-day event. Participants received expert advice on positioning, sales psychology, and social media strategies from industry thought leaders. The “ultimate business and branding boot camp” concluded with its signature Elevator Pitch Competition. As a promotional partner, black enterprise awarded one lucky be Facebook fan, Ricardo Ware, with a scholarship to attend the stimulating event. To find out more, visit www.meuniversitylive.com.
Network for Teaching EntrEpreneurship (NFTE)
This fall in New York City, Hayley Hoverter of Los Angeles was named Best Young Entrepreneur at the 2011 NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, a partner of Black Enterprise. Hoverter won the $10,000 grand prize from MasterCard and $5,000 from the Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program for presenting her business, Sweet (dis)SOLVE. With prestigious judges such as Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU; Tina Wells, founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group; and BE’s own Alfred Edmond Jr. and Elayne Fluker, these young entrepreneurs proved to be in good hands.