12 Things You Can Learn from…Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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On the importance of building a business network  "As one can realize from the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge and Women of Power summit, the black business network is an incredibly vital aspect of the African American community – and one of the best tools for competing in the white-dominated business world. It is not created by professionals standing in a room pressing business cards on each other and demand favors. It is formed out of trust and admiration as well as a mutual desire to help each other because relationships have been nurtured carefully and thoughtfully. That is no-nonsense networking and that is how I do business."

On the importance of building a business network “As one can realize from…