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 whatâ€™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: