Against All Odds: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Followed Their by Wendy Harris, Wendy Beech

By Wendy Harris, Wendy Beech

Research and be encouraged through the attention-grabbing real tales at the back of 10 top lighting in black firm this present day . . . whereas she won’t percentage the formulation for her world-renowned scorching sauces, Vivian Gibson, CEO of The MillCreek corporation, is completely satisfied to impart her recipe for remodeling a keenness for cooking right into a multimillion-dollar company. He went from dozing in crucial Park to heading a tremendous movie construction and syndication corporation. Get the main points on how Frank Mercado-Valdes’s love of vintage black movies resulted in the construction of the African historical past community. At in basic terms 34 years outdated, Alonzo Washington is head of his personal comedian publication publishing empire. learn how this devoted political activist used his genius for cartooning to advertise minority factors and make a fortune doing it. detect the compelling actual tales of the way those and 7 different African-American women and men beat the percentages to develop into a few of today’s so much winning black entrepreneurs.In a sequence of intimate profiles, journalist/author Wendy Harris information the trails they traveled, the stumbling blocks they overcame, and the $64000 classes they realized alongside the best way approximately what it takes to reach company.

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P. Morgan to invest some money in the food products. The Woods called the new venture Sylvia Woods Enterprises LLC, a company separate from the Harlem restaurant that was legally formed Sylvia Woods Inc. P. Morgan assumed an equity stake of 20 percent in the new company. When they were ready to select which soul food favorites they would package, they started with the barbecue sauce. But so as not to get lost on the shelf with only one product, they decided to launch several others at the same time: a bottled hot sauce and salad dressing, and a series of canned vegetables such as blackeyed peas and collard greens.

She does no shuff ling, stacking, or moving of letters from one corner of her desk or off ice to another with the intention of postponing action until tomorrow. Booker meticulously reviews each memo, letter, card, and piece of literature that crosses her desk, and she reacts immediately. That also goes for the 30 to 50 E-mails she typically receives each day. By noon, Booker has dialed another 20 numbers and put a small dent in the mountainous stack of mail that sits squarely on her desk. M. qxd 24 10/3/00 9:04 AM Page 24 Against All Odds sites.

They hired and f ired several chefs, as well as other employees who could not perform well enough to uphold Sylvia’s standards. They experienced problems with getting the managers to use the same meats, brand of ingredients, and equipment—all of which make a difference in taste—that were used at the Harlem location. And although the menu at Sylvia’s Atlanta started off being identical to that at Sylvia’s Harlem, over time, Kenneth, who travels to the restaurant about every other month, found that it had to be changed slightly to cater more to the appetites of the customers.

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