In the corporate world, wearing a suit and tie, or a dress with heels, is the norm. However, techies and entrepreneurs tend to have their own style, preferring to switch things up a bit. A male geek will likely wear a blazer and some sort of graphic tee with jeans. A female techie may add color to her outfit with a pair of trendy earrings. At Black Enterprise we love how CyberSynchs founder, Amos Winbush III (pictured here), keeps his wardrobe business casual with a hint of geek flare.
This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Renita Young speaks with Amos Winbush III, CEO of CyberSynchs, a company which offers software that provides backup and synchronization of mobile devices. Winbush, who at 27, is a member of the BE Next generation, is considered as one of the top young entrepreneurial minds in the country, earning the Innovator of the Year Award at the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Following that recognition, Winbush’s company was included in Entrepreneur Magazine‘s “100 Brilliant Ideas” and named to Inc. Magazine‘s “30 Under 30″ list of young entrepreneurs.
Currently supporting 98% of all mobile devices, CyberSynch’s users were expected to number 12 million-plus by the end of last year. In 2009, CyberSynchs posted revenues of $2 million; 2010 revenues were expected to double the previous year’s because of partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.
Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with Keith Wyche about his book, Good Is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals, co-authored with Black Enterprise Multimedia Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne. Wyche, who has more than 30 years of experience as one of the nation’s most accomplished Black corporate leaders, has excelled at companies including Pitney-Bowes, Ameritech, AT&T, IBM and Cub Foods. He sits down with Kennedy to share practical, no-nonsense tips with the UBR audience on what it takes to make it to the top—and stay there.
In addition, every week on UBR, you’ll get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today Business Correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR Economists Derrick Collins and Rasheed Carter. And finally, I’ll share some of the “must dos” from our “Small Business Checklist: 11 Ways to Get Your House in Order for 2011.” I’ll also be sharing a special discount code that will allow UBR listeners to knock more than 50% off of the cost of registration for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, slated for May 22-25, 2011 in Atlanta, if they register by February 12.
Alfred Edmond Jr. is the senior VP/editor-at-large of Black Enterprise and the host of the Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.