Man helps rescue his family from house fire but goes back in to save beer

Most people will not admit just how much they love their beer but Walter Serpit of Columbus, Ga., proved it through his actions on Thursday afternoon as he dashed into his burning home to save his beloved beer. Yes, you read that correctly… beer. Serpit was home watching television when the room became filled with […]

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013 finale: The BE 100 Awards

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, concluded in spectacular fashion with the BE 100 Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center, culminating with legendary billionaire businessman Bob Johnson being awarded the A.G. Gaston Award for outstanding entrepreneurial endeavors. Earlier in the day, Johnson shared […]

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013: Business owners to look out for

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference (BEEC) is not only the premiere destination to procure invaluable tools and information to start and grow your own business, it is also the annual convention that pays homage to the proprietors who have carved out a clearly-defined lane in the competitive marketplace. The annual BEEC is viewed as a […]

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013, day 2 (photos)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The second day of the 16th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference was a power-packed affair that climaxed with the Small Business Awards Luncheon where renowned Hollywood director, actor and comedian Robert Townsend elucidated the ways to succeed in business and entertainment. The day began with renowned Clark Atlanta University professor, bestselling author […]

Curvy Girl Lingerie owner Precious Williams discusses social media

Precious Williams, owner of Curvy Girl Lingerie, talks about how she leverages social media platforms to market her brand and expand her company’s reach. Williams won the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference’s “Elevator Pitch” contest, hosted by Hollywood director and comedian Robert Townsend, and took home $10,000 which will go towards expanding her business.

‘Mama I Want to Write’ owner Ebony Monique talks power of social media

Ebony Monique says social media has transformed her small, boutique ghost-writing business, “Mama, I Want to Write,” into a nationally-recognized business brand. Monique is the 2012 winner of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference’s “Elevator Pitch” contest winner and took home $10,000 to go towards growing her business. &nbsp

Magic Johnson, Columbus Mayor Coleman open up Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio — NBA icon-turned-business baron Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Columbus mayor Michael D. Coleman helped commence the 16th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in the Greater Columbus Convention Center of Ohio’s capitol city. Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, the BE conference began with a fireside chat with Magic Johnson who dispensed invaluable advise and wisdom […]

5 reasons to attend and live stream Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Do you want to start-up your business ideas, expand your business, downgrade, make strategic partnerships, win over angel investors or secure the backing of banks and/or angel investors? Then  annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013, the world’s most premiere convention for urban businesspeople worldwide, is a must. This year, from May 15 […]

Celebrities and dignitaries at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scores of celebrities and dignitaries will make an appearance at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference sponsored by Nationwide Insurance — and they will come packing decades of business experience, knowledge and wisdom along with multimillion-dollar enterprises that serve as examples of their enormous successes. In years past, if working men and […]

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