This Week on Black Enterprise Business Report: B&B Entrepreneur Monique Greenwood and Girl Scouts USA President Connie Lindsey
Plus, Should I Really Buy That Extended Warranty?
(New York, NY) May 13, 2011−Monique Greenwood, the force behind Bed & Breakfast chain Akwaaba, is the focus of this week’s edition of Black Enterprise Business Report. Greenwood, author of Having What Matters: The Black Woman’s Guide to Creating the Life You Really Want, owns and operates the successful B&B franchise with her husband, Glenn Pogue. Together, they’ve overcome the odds to build a hospitality brand that has inspired African American innkeepers across the country.
This week’s Power Player is Connie L. Lindsey, executive vice president and head of corporate social responsibility at Northern Trust in Chicago. She’s also the national president of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the renowned organization dedicated to building “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” Lindsey talks about the future of the Girl Scouts, which is comprised of more than 3.2 million members.
Also, in our Wealth for Life segment, Black Enterprise consumer expert Sheiresa Ngo answers the question that will inevitably be faced by consumers of electronics stores: “Should I purchase the extended warranty?” Ngo explains when, and when not, to make that purchase, which can cost between 5% and 40% of the purchase price of that new flat screen TV or other products you may buy.
And finally, we look at the growing trend of craft beer-making in our Executive Style segment.
Black Enterprise Business Report, hosted by Caroline Clarke, brings you the biggest names in business with our Power Player interviews, essential Wealth for Life discussions on personal finance, Entrepreneur of the Week profiles of successful small business owners, and Executive Style featuring the hottest lifestyle trends and luxury living.