Honoring amazing Business Entrepreneurs
In this week’s episode, we wanted to take a moment to honor some amazing people that were resilient, determined, and just downright smart business persons.
While there are so many Black Americans that deserve to be recognized, we thought these 4 each had a fire within that was worth taking a look at.
While slavery is definitely a black stain on American History, it’s one that we should never forget. It is one part of history we should never repeat. Listen to Clara’s story, as she is such a courageous woman. And her ability to constantly start new businesses every time she moved on the next town.
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker was a true entrepreneur in every sense of the word. When she started to lose her hair due to a scalp condition, she took it upon herself to not only help her condition, but went on the create a whole product line for black women’s hair.
Having no college degree, and no business experience, Daymond embarked on a mission to create video worthy clothing for rappers in the 90’s. Starting with just 3 sewing machines in his mother’s home, he grew an empire that would sell more than $350 million in clothing every year. What an inspiration to all entrepreneurs!
Well, I pretty much don’t need to write anything more. Her name alone carries so much information. She is a true female icon and we are all blessed to have lived during the same era as Oprah. Most things she touches instantly turn to platinum. She is so savvy when it comes to business, that the Universe just grants her every wish.
The list is really endless
I could go on for days about all the wonderfully smart Black Americans that our country has had the honor of being home to (Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass – and the list goes on….), but we only have limited time in this episode.
May you take time during this Black History Month and pay homage to those that inspire you. Take a chapter from their book of life and apply it to yours.
Until next time…