Successful Black Entrepreneurs: Hidden Histories, Inspirational Stories and Extraordinary Business Achievements

From the publisher:

Successful Black Entrepreneurs is an insightful collection of Harvard Business School case studies about Black entrepreneurs succeeding in a variety of industries and through different routes, including startups, franchising and acquisitions. The book also recognizes and celebrates Black entrepreneurial excellence, as it takes the reader through the stages of entrepreneurship, including ideation, raising capital, growing the company and taking it public. In addition to identifying the positive aspects of Black entrepreneurship, the book also uses data, research and anecdotes to highlight the challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs, including:

  • An inability to access capital from traditional financial institutions like banks and private equity firms 
  • The requirement to practice “racial concealment” in the company of white customers in order to achieve success 

Perfect for students, aspiring entrepreneurs and established business leaders, Successful Black Entrepreneurs provides practical perspectives from Black entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed in business.