FedEx Delivers Three Powerful Executives

We profile three executives from FedEx Corporation, who earned a spot on the Black Enterprise list of Top 100 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America. They are Matthew Thornton, SVP of U.S. Operations; Shannon Brown, SVP of HR and Diversity Officer; and Cathy Ross, CFO and EVP. They all offer career advice for young people starting out. Plus, a checklist that every would-be business owner should complete before opening shop. Melinda Emerson, author of "Become Your own Boss in 12 Months" is our expert. Walter Nash, CEO of Lefty's Spices, gives advice on how to get your product into major retail stories. And Colin Eppiah, mixologist, and Vanessa Cantave, executive chef at Yum Yum, gives tips to pairing your drinks with the right food during your next holiday gathering.