This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Colleen Payne-Nabors, a “serial” entrepreneur who is the founder of six businesses and the owner of several others. However, Payne-Nabors is best known as the CEO and Founder of Mobile Cardiac Imaging (MCI) Diagnostic Center, a mobile medical screening company that is one of the largest privately and locally owned diagnostic centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Payne-Nabors has been celebrated as model of entrepreneurial achievement, earning such honors as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Business Person of the Year in 2007. Payne-Nabors was named Black Enterprise Innovator of the Year in 2003.
To learn more about Payne-Nabors’ story, check out her book, I Did It My Way… And It Worked!: Redefining The Art of Entrepreneurship.
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Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with entrepreneur and motivational speaker James Rick, author of Unleash Your Potential: The Secret for Revealing Your Hidden Power and founder of FullPotential.com, about mastering the art of negotiation. (Follow James Rick on Twitter.) Check the following posts for more on becoming an effective negotiator:
Also this week on UBR, I talked about our new Get Money weekly posts on the Small Business channel at BlackEnterprise.com, and offered tips for raising capital for your business. For more, read my post, “Get Money: 4 Keys to Raising Capital for Your Business.”
Alfred Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com 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.