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Black Entrepreneurs Who Are Making History
Black Entrepreneurs Who Are Making History

jeu. 25 févr.


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Black Entrepreneurs Who Are Making History

Price: Free | An "Ask Me Anything" panel with accomplished black entrepreneurs who want to help you and your business succeed. Panelists: Toni Crowe, Dr. Fred Jones, Maisha Walker & Jimmy Newson

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25 févr. 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 UTC−5

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About the Event

February is Black History Month, and here at the Business Center we thought... Why not highlight the work of some of the fabulous black entrepreneurs we know who ARE making history?

So, we decided to have an "Ask Me Anything" panel: you can listen to the life and business stories of black entrepreneurs and ask them anything you want to help you and your business succeed.

You will be amazed when you hear the stories, accomplishments, and accolades that these entrepreneurs have, but more importantly, you will be blown away by the things they ARE doing and the projects they're involved in to help fellow entrepreneurs succeed and make their business dreams come true.

Don't miss it! Discover how these black entrepreneurs ARE making history, and how they can help YOU and your business make history too!


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About the Panelists:


Toni Crowe is a thirty-year award-winning Vice-President of Operations. She worked for United Technologies, Rockwell and Honeywell, among others, ending her career at Ultra Electronics. Toni retired early to pursue her dream of becoming a best-selling author. She has published six books—two best sellers—with her seventh book “The Emotional Integrity Field Manual, Use Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Any Occupation” due for Amazon release in February 2021.

Her business book, "Bullets, and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, Navigate Tough Challenges at Work," is an Amazon Bestseller and won the 2019 Readers Choice Gold Award for Non-fiction Occupational. The book offers a fascinating collection of the provocative challenges in Toni’s career and invites the reader to take part in learning adventures via exercises at the end of each chapter.

As a speaker, writer and business coach, Toni offers practical, real-world solutions to tough life and leadership problems using her Emotional Integrity framework. She has showed that it is possible to speed up success in the work world by meeting the organizational objectives and considering the needs of the associates.


Prior to entering the book publishing business, Dr. Fred Jones was a Business Law and Ethics Professor for 13 years and taught intellectual property for approximately 7 years. When his book became a Bestseller and he matched his tenured professor's salary, he left his professorship to embark on a career as a full-time Book Coach.

Today, Dr. Jones is a writing coach and book publishing strategist helping a myriad of people use their intellectual property to share their stories, value their voices, preserve their legacy, and transfer wealth from one generation to the next. 100% of his private coaching clients -- from housewives to corporate CEOs -- have published Amazon #1 bestselling books in more than 225 categories. As a writer, professor, and attorney, Dr. Jones has also published five Amazon #1 best-selling books himself. His business was nominated for the 2017 Louisiana Small Business of the Year Award.


Maisha Walker is the Founder and President of Message Medium, a digital marketing agency that helps new and re-invested brands harness the power of the Internet and create a dynamic, interactive and profitable presence online. She has been creating Web sites and online marketing campaigns for more than 16 years and has worked on campaigns with Mars Chocolate, Columbia University, Unilever, WJ Detusch (the owner of Yellow Tail wines), NBA player Kyle Lowry, Save the Children and more.

Maisha is a featured online columnist with Inc. Magazine. She created “The Internet Strategist” which grew to the highest-trafficked blog on in less than 1 year through Maisha's easy to understand writing style, her marketing savvy, and both deep and broad industry knowledge. Her articles have been quoted and featured across the Web by such diverse brands as Business Week, Rieva Lesonsky (the former editor of Entrepreneur magazine), the American Marketing Association, Guy Kawasaki, and even Perez Hilton. Her unique range of experience enables Maisha to cut through the hype and deliver to a wide range of audiences.


Dubbed “The Profit Producer” for the outstanding results he achieves for his clients, Jimmy Newson is the founder of Jimmy Newson Consulting, a specialty firm focused on business strategy, online marketing, and sales.

He is also the Senior Advisor for the NY Marketing Association, and the founder of Moving Forward Small Business, a global effort to leverage the power of marketing, technology, and innovation to reduce startup failure and save 1 million businesses by 2050. Holding prestigious certifications from Google, HubSpot, and SEMRush, and having served national clients such as AT&T, AOL, and Microsoft, Jimmy’s strategy will skyrocket your profits and ensure an attractive ROI to make your investment worthwhile.

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