September 12, 2020
9 am - 5 pm PST (12 pm - 8 pm EST)
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Main Stage: Marquis Ogden
Main Stage: Les Brown
Main Stage: Byron Nelson
Main Stage: Dr. George Fraser
Panel : Technology
Paul Ruffin, Bryan Franklin, John Matthews, Michael Mc Nair, TJ Loftin, and Zenobia Millet
Panel: Church & Non-Profits
Dr. Joseph Bryant, Dr. Letitia Wright, Dr. Stephanie Ardrey, Ki Anderson, Robert Montiller, and Dr. Rosie Milligan
Panel: Young Guns "Doing it Big
Richard Yeargin III, Cliff Pierre, Crystal Victoria, Sylviana Moore, Alexis Small, and Rico Lamitte
Panel: Seeing Black Business in Action
Jarim Person-Lynn and Jordan Smith
Panel: The Business of Sports
Bob Grant, Dr. Joseph Bryant, Richard Myles, Sr., Richard Yergin and Reginald Grant, MS Ed.
Panel: Homebased Business
Bryan Franklin, Deborah Thome, L.C. Green, Jr., Crystal Mitchell, Doris F Mosley and Treasure Owens
Our Business is Helping Black Businesses Grow and Thrive.
FEATURED BUSINESS EXPERTS
Dr. George Fraser
Dr. George C. Fraser is the Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded some 30 years ago, to lead a global networking movement for people of African descent. He spent 20 years in leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, United Way and Ford Motor Company before starting his own business in 1987.
Dr. Fraser is the author of 6 best-selling books. He has been named as one of the best speakers in America, and President Barack Obama recently awarded Dr. Fraser “The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Network.
CEO, Les Brown Unlimited Inc.
Les Brown is a motivational speaker. Born into poverty and abandoned as a child, Les Brown has gone on to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers. His company, Les Brown Unlimited Inc., has made millions of dollars from the sale of motivational materials to a variety of audiences, from Fortune 500 executives to special education students and prisoners.
You've Got To Be Hungry !
Building Corporate Client Relationships.
Ex-NFL, CEO, Speaker and RPC member
A little background about Marques, in 2003, he was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman, after 5 years of playing in league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting. At the age 27, Marques founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises. The company had fast growth and in 2010, Marques won The African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in the state of Maryland. Eventually, his business went bankrupt, losing almost 2 million dollars on one project in a matter of 90 days.
During his darkest hours, he pulled himself together, got a part-time job as a custodian, and with hard work and determination became an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others.
Founder and CEO, of The MATRIX GROUP International
He is a self-made millionaire who has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to truly helping others reach their financial goals. He’s built massive teams all across the world including: Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
He has developed organizations in which many individuals have been able to generate five and six figures per month residually and thousands more have become financially free.
Finish What You Start !
"African Americans and other people of color do not want nor need a hand-out, we just want the opportunity to compete without the additional burden of systemic, institutionalized racism. The barriers to capital, quality education, and jobs impact the entire nation and reduces productivity." from Economic Inequity: The American Dilemma
African Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually
440,000 black business owners shuttered their company for good — a 41% plunge
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