This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR contributor Annette Flournoy sits down with Pamela Eudaric-Amiri, the founder and President of Chocolate Secrets, a gourmet chocolate and fine wines cafe in Dallas. Her company has earned numerous awards, including being recognized by The Dallas Observer as the “Best Chocolate Indulgence.”
She is also the president of two other Dallas-based companies, Green Earth Metal Recycling, an environmentally and socially responsible enterprise, and Joe Carter Construction. Eudaric-Amiri shares how she launched Chocolate Secrets after pursuing a successful career as an attorney.
Also, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Dr. Scott J. Allen, an assistant professor at John Carroll University and co-author of The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring Out The Leader in Every Employee (AMACOM). Allen, who teaches leadership and management at John Carroll, consults, conducts workshops and leads retreats across the country. Allen is also founder of the Center for Leadership Development. He sits down with Young to share why leadership development is a key requirement for entrepreneurial success.
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, in my “Alfred’s Notepad” segment, I share the secret ingredient that makes the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, held in Atlanta earlier this week, such a must attend event for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. Go to www.blackenterprise.com/ec to see exclusive slideshows, galleries, blogs, articles and live stream footage of events ranging from workshops to exclusive one-on-one conversations with Lisa Price and MC Hammer, to the Elevator Pitch Competition, our annual Small Business Awards luncheon (hosted by UBR sponsor Ariel Investments), the Black Enterprise 100s awards dinner, and so much more.
If you missed this year’s event, I’ve got good news for you: The 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference will be in Chicago from May 23-26. Needless to say, you don’t want to miss it when the largest annual gathering of Black entrepreneurs in America comes to the Windy City.
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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.