Preview ‘B.E. Business Report’: The Unyielding Spirit of Act-1 CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd

The founder of a $1.8 billion business, the nation's largest owned by a black woman, shares how she keeps her competitive edge and exceeds expectations

Act-1 Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd (Image: Courtesy of Black Enterprise Business Report)

Janice Bryant Howroyd represents the unyielding spirit of African American entrepreneur. In 1978, she opened Act-1 as a one-woman staffing company in the back of a retail shop and has since grown the business into a $1.8 billion-dollar enterprise offering a range of services from employee background checks to executive travel management. This growth has earned ACT-1 the distinction of being the largest woman minority-owned employment agency in the United States and the honor of being named the 2012 BLACK ENTERPRISE Industrial/Service Company of the Year.  Black Enterprise Business Report host Caroline Clarke recently caught-up with this Power Player at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference hosted by Nationwide to learn how she keeps her competitive edge and exceeds expectations.

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Black Enterprise Business Report airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on TV One, on the NBC Non-stop Digital Network, and in syndicated cities across the country.  Visit www.blackenterprise.com/bebr for local times and station information.

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