UBR Morning Post: Cami Cakes; Become Your Own Boss

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Andra Hall, founder and co-owner, along with husband Curtis Hall, of CamiCakes, a baked-goods company that generated $1.1 million in revenues in 2009. With locations in Orange Park, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla; and Atlanta, Hall shares how she launched her business while working the graveyard shift at a local hotel.

Click here for more on Andra Hall and CamiCakes.

Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with Small Business Expert Melinda F. Emerson, author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month by Month Guide to a Business That Works.

Emerson, also known as the “Small Biz Lady,” shares key tips for aspiring entrepreneurs on how to launch a venture and maintain long-term success as a business owner. For more on writing and executing business plan, check out our weekly Biz Plan Insider posts at on the Small Business channel at BlackEnterprise.com.

READ Emerson’s Biz Expert Q&A post, “5 Things To Consider Before Starting Up”

READ my review of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

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Alfred Edmond Jr.

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.