Small Business Awards Winners

Black Enterprise honors the best of the best

be-exclusivesInnovation, perseverance, and resilience are some of the attributes entrepreneurs need to weather the current economic downturn. Couple this with the few business owners who aren’t looking to simply survive, but rather have challenged themselves to thrive and grow and it yielded our nominees for the 2009 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards. And from this unique group cull our winners.

Announced during the Small Business Awards Luncheon at the  14th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo hosted by General Motors and ExxonMobil in Detroit, this year’s honorees prove that positive performance is possible even now. From a teenpreneur who’s found a small way to make a big impact to young entrepreneurs going globally green and from innovation at its best to a family-owned business bustling, we applaud their standout efforts and look toward them for inspiration and guidance.

Here, the 2009 Black Enterprise Small Business Award winners and first-ever Community Champion Award winner open up on how they’ve surpassed expectations, the challenges they face and what advice they can offer others also looking to win amidst this new business reality.

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  • Annette Culpepper

    Jordan,

    Congratulations!! We are so proud of you and look forward to many more accomplishments from you.

    Love,

    Annette C.

  • Nadine Smith

    DUUUUUUUUUDE! Ms. Smith is so proud of you. I am tellin EVERYBODY to look at what my AWESOME student has accomplished. YOU DO YOU!!! Keep goin man…keep goin! No limitations…well unless yo momma says so.

    Luv You
    Ms. Smith

  • Dad

    Okay I’m dad ..but it still counts, I am very proud of you :0)

  • Tammi and Brian Lloyd

    Jordan! Jordan! Jordan! We can’t stop smiling b/c we’re too excited and proud of YOU! Here’s a virtual HIGH FIVE and a HUGE hug – WE LOVE YOU! Congratulations!
    Aunt-T and Uncle B

  • A.Asbury

    Congratulations Jordan! I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I’ve already spread the word and will be placing my order soon.

    Love Ya!
    “Auntie” Freda

  • ron parker

    Jordon, we are very proud of your honor as Teen Entrepreneur. Your creativity and tenacity is a model for all young and old business leaders.
    All the best. Tell your mother “hello” for me.
    Ron Parker
    SVP, PepsiCo

  • http://www.kidsontracktravelclub.com Ms. Stephie

    Jordan,

    Congratulations, I am so very proud of you. I will be sharing this with the young people in my family. You are an encouragement to everyone. Don’t forget I am your other Auntie. Love ya!

  • http://www.kidsontracktravelclub.com Ms. Stephie

    Jordan,

    Congratulations, I am so very proud of you. I will be sharing this with the young people in my family. You are an encouragement to everyone. Don’t forgt I am your other Auntie. Love ya!

    Aunt Stephie

  • Rochelle Simmons

    WOW! Jordan, this is sooooooo awesome! I am too proud of you. Way to go!
    Ms. Rochelle

  • http://blackenterprise.com Betsy Culpepper

    Jordan, I am so proud of you. You are an example to young people everywhere. You are inspiration to me as well as others. Congratulations on your business and your well deserved award.

    Betsy Culpepper (cousin)

  • Denise (Arizona)

    Hi Jordan,

    I’m not one bit surprised at what you have accomplished. Not only are you intelligent but you are a go-getter and having those two qualities will take you far beyond anything you can imagine. I can’t see anything stopping you. Now, back to reality…… I’m still waiting for a Wii Tennis re-match. Lol…..Congratulations!!!!

    Denise Collins (Arizona)

  • http://www.thephillipscompany.com Teri Sgambelluri

    Hello Valerie,
    We are honored to be employed by the best of the best! You inspire us all….congratulations!
    Teri and staff

  • Talika

    Jordan,

    I wish you the best in your business. Congratulations on being named the 2009 Teenpreneur of the Year!

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