BE Next 2009: Where Are They Now?

Young, fearless business leaders staking their claim

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(Photo by Lonnie C. Major)

What a difference a year makes! In January 2009, Black Enterprise launched BE Next, introducing the world to the new face of business — young, fearless, successful, and poised to take over. To help represent this tenacious crop, we profiled five gifted entrepreneurs (all under the age of 35) making a measurable impact within their respective industry, business networks and social circles. Revealing to us their M.V.P — Most Valuable Play — each spoke candidly to us about the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.

But what have they been up to since we first featured their stories a year ago? And what’s on the horizon for them and their entrepreneurial endeavors? As the January 2010 issue hits newsstands with our newest BE Nexters, BlackEnterprise.com checks in with our inaugural crew:

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