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Professor Teaches Black Entrepreneurs How To Succeed In ANY Economy
Black News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Anne Holder

Posted on 04/24/2014 10:43:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Nationwide — Economic activist, Devin Robinson, explains how blacks can live comfortably to 10% of their income and build mainstream businesses in his 8th book, Power M.O.V.E.: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur. Robinson, a military veteran and network engineer, entered into full-time entrepreneurship after becoming frustrated with Corporate America. He ditched his $85,000 a year job for the risks of business ownership.

Over the past decade, he has worked on many community economic initiatives that have resulted in thousands of entrepreneurs being trained and transformed, while hundreds went on to being put into full-time entrepreneurship. He said, “Entrepreneurship must become a way of life for African-Americans. There are too many hiring disparities in America for African-Americans to trust using a college degree to get a high-paying job.”

He has built numerous businesses for himself, earned a living by day trading stocks and generated over $10 million in revenues through business development in urban communities. Recently the SBA released a report showing it provided billions in funding for small businesses in 2013, however only 1.7% of those funds made it to black-owned businesses.

Robinson’s book Power M.O.V.E. has been used to develop entrepreneurial curriculum and to date, hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs have been trained through his Power M.O.V.E. Academy. Subscribers to his newsletter get a free business plan template instantly at www.PowerMoveProfessionals.com.

Robinson has appeared on numerous national media platforms to include Radio One, Ebony magazine, NBC and more. He has worked with the National Urban League, Department of Labor, local government agencies and more. His activism has been played out in his 2009 one-week boycott of Korean-owned beauty supply stores and his 2013 Atlanta protest for Trayvon Martin. He is a former Atlanta President of Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network where he helped launch the first economic initiative panel at the agency’s annual convention. He is a business and economics professor who has taught at Oglethorpe and Bellevue Universities.

He donates time, books and revenues to two of his favorite neighborhood charities Full Circle Refuge and M.E.N.S. Wear Inc. regularly.

He concluded, “The key to successful entrepreneurship lies in one’s psychology. If we can first battle the impatient spending habits of the urban community by turning that spending into patient investing, we can see much more entrepreneurs rise out of our community’s ranks.”

You can learn about him at www.DevinRobinson.com or at www.PowerMoveProfessionals.com or call him at 404-551-4398.

PRESS CONTACT:

Anne Holder
404-551-4398
anne@handlingbusiness.net


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacks; economy; entrepreneurs; smallbusiness
"He has worked with the National Urban League, Department of Labor, local government agencies and more. His activism has been played out in his 2009 one-week boycott of Korean-owned beauty supply stores and his 2013 Atlanta protest for Trayvon Martin. He is a former Atlanta President of Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network where he helped launch the first economic initiative panel at the agency’s annual convention..."

Sounds legit.

1 posted on 04/24/2014 10:43:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So does his book only work for Black people?


2 posted on 04/24/2014 10:53:59 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan
So does his book only work for Black people?

What I want to know is has he built any business that does not revolve around dispensing business advice.

So many smooth talkers out there have done nothing except sell "advice" to suckers.

3 posted on 04/24/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Entrepreneurship ping.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 11:05:14 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: funfan

Sounds that way, huh?


5 posted on 04/24/2014 11:05:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ClaytonP

~~~So many smooth talkers out there have done nothing except sell “advice” to suckers~~~

Like writing books “______ ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About”?


6 posted on 04/24/2014 11:39:45 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. They can become the new middle class and we can sit on our butts for awhile while they support us...(j/k i couldn’t do it to them with a clear conscious if I’m strong and healthy and able to work)...: )


7 posted on 04/25/2014 12:07:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

It’s better than being a “slave” to the gubmint and living off welfare the rest of their lives. Didn’t Cliven Bundy also say something to that effect?

(I know that sounds racist but it was NOT MEANT to be. No matter what race you are, if you want to, you CAN succeed but first, you have to TRY. Nothing should come to you free, you should work for it.)


8 posted on 04/25/2014 4:22:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

> It’s better than being a “slave” to the gubmint and living off welfare the rest of their lives. Didn’t Cliven Bundy also say something to that effect?

(I know that sounds racist but it was NOT MEANT to be. No matter what race you are, if you want to, you CAN succeed but first, you have to TRY. Nothing should come to you free, you should work for it.)

I don’t think Mr. Bundy meant to be racist at all. The parasitic left is just looking for anything they can to throw against him because their “enemy” stood up for him (something they would never do in real life, only online). I don’t know if they’ve picked up on this yet but they are nowhere near the majority in this country; you just hear a lot more about them because they whine the most and the loudest.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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