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Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur Paperback – November 15, 2010
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Lee has captured an important niche - the emerging Black entrepreneur - and gathered the best, successful people and put them together in one place. That's the inspiration.
The practical information - lists of resources and programs is the kind of information it takes hours to research and compile. Lee has taken care of all the work for entrepreneurs so they can get to the business of learning and running their business.
The economic downtown has presented an opportunity for Blacks, a group who has seen their unemployment numbers dwarf the national average, and they are creating their own businesses opportunities in great numbers. I always advise clients to begin any new venture with research, I will suggest they start their research with Lee's book.
While the book does offer tons of tidbits, they are not much more than what could commonly be found online and are pretty basic things.
It is nice to see them in one resource, but there is little help for the reader towards practical application and there are a lot of self-promotion tips that refer the reader to one of his websites.
Also, the tips are in no logical order. The Table of Contents gives general descriptions and there is no Index at all.
You basically browse the book stumbling upon "tips", randomly. This can be a turn off as there is no flow to the book.
This is obviously a book for publicity, which is fine. The author even gives this as a tip on page 223.
All-in-all, it is a fairly good resource for ideas, but a reader will need to refer to other resources for steps in implementing these ideas.
A strategy that the author overlooked is to use his book as promotion of not just a cheap website service, but to promote high-end workshops and programs to help his readers implement the strategies outlined in his book.
This is a strategy that folks like Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, and many others use to leverage the power of being a published author.
As an African-American entrepreneur, I am faced with an abundance of business challenges (both overt and subtle) that are a direct result of how I am perceived by others...and of course, my skin color does indeed play a role. It's unfortunate, but it's true. And while everyone won't buy into this truth, that doesn't mean it isn't true.
For me, having a book that provides tips, strategies and resources is right on time. I wish it had been available years and years ago. A must-read. Thanks Dante!
If you're presently out of work, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the supposedly-stimulative effect of that windfall for the rich to trickle-down to you in the form of a job. Instead, may I suggest perusing a copy of Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African-American Entrepreneur.
This invaluable how-to tome designed with ambitious self-starters in mind was written by Dante Lee, a bona fide success story in his own right. He is the CEO of Diversity City Media, the umbrella organization for a number of marquee internet sites including BlackNews.com, BlackPR.com, HBCUconnect.com and BlackHistory.com. Mr. Lee founded the company in 2000 while still in college, and it has mushroomed over the course of the past decade into the largest network of premier African-American web properties.
Among the hundreds of tips revealed and elaborated upon in the text are morsels of wisdom ranging from "Learn to Have Thick Skin" to "Don't Wait for the Phone to Ring" to "Learn to Speak Like Obama" to "Never Check Email in the Morning." Although much of what's printed on these pages might be easier read than done, Mr. Lee certainly has a knack for serving up a delectable winning recipe in easy-to-follow, step-by-step fashion.
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The author gives a little background on blacks in American business. Mr. Lee highlights struggles of successful entrepreneurs like Madame C.J. Walker.
Black Business Secrets gives poignant information regarding the importance of African Americans owning their own business. Mr. Lee has placed a quiz that challenges you to ask yourself your purpose for starting a business and find out if starting a business is really for you.
This title gives examples, using flow charts, which are very important to organizing your business for success. Necessary information is given, such as, how to obtain start up money, media marketing and realistic goals for your business.
I found the interviews with successful entrepreneurs very interesting and useful.
I sincerely recommend this book to all African Americans who inspire to own their own business. Make Mr. Lee's book, Black Business Secrets, a major tool towards your success. Great job Mr. Dante Lee!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book, although five-years old now, has plenty of resources and tips for the aspiring entrepreneur. Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Easmon
5 stars because this book makes application easy .I sense the care for startups and the detailed knowledge to pass on for success. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Internet radiolady
This book has become my go to resource. I keep it handy and find myself constantly referencing it. Worthy buy.Published 19 months ago by Nakia