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20BB AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE MIAMI HERALD MONDAY , OCTOBER 2 , 2017
Business Report
By Beatrice Louissaint
Entrepreneurship is the fastest way to build wealth in the black community . As children and young adults , most children hear from their parents , “ Go to college and get a great job with benefits .” If 76 percent of self-made millionaires in the U . S . are entrepreneurs , why are parents
By Cristin Wilson
More than 500 authors from around the world are scheduled to a�end the 34th Annual Miami Book Fair hosted by Miami Dade College on November 12-19 .
“ I think there is a lot of great material that will be part of the many discussions that we ’ ll have ,” said Lisse�e Mendez , director of programs for the Miami Book Fair .
Set in downtown Miami , the literary renaissance celebra�ng cultures , stories , and the words used to create them will feature Black authors including : romance novelist Simone Kelly of Hollywood , Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson , American University law professor Angela J . Davis , and civil rights ac�vist the Rev . Dr . William Barber .
In addi�on to reading excerpts from their latest works , the renowned authors will also par�cipate in intellectual discussions related to a wide range of topics .
Mendez said one of the features she loves most about the annual event is that it

Black Community Needs More Millionaires ; More Black Entrepreneurs Required

encouraging kids to go work for someone else instead of becoming an employer ? In order for the black community to solve the problems of poverty , unemployment , crime , and inequality we need more black businesses .
The wealthiest individuals in the world – people like Jeff Bezos , Bill Gates , and Warren Buffet – are entrepreneurs who are changing our world . Rags to riches billionaires Oprah Winfrey and Bob Johnson are black entrepreneurs who have made their marks in entertainment . Johnson , the founder of BET , is now changing the hospitality landscape and inves�ng in businesses with his equity fund . Oprah is a mul�billionaire , philanthropist , and owner of several companies .
Throughout black history , we have had examples of black millionaires . Most people know of America ’ s first black millionaire , Madame C . J . Walker , who made her millions selling hair products she developed in her kitchen . Lesser known is William Leidesdorff
Jr ., San Francisco ’ s wealthiest resident . In the 1880s , his holdings were worth $ 1.5 million and would be worth $ 30 million today . He established one of the city ’ s first hotels , opened a general store and a lumberyard , and ran the first steamboat in San Francisco Bay .
To be an entrepreneur , you need to be a risk taker and a visionary , to see opportuni�es where others do not . I want to encourage more black people to take the risk and think about innova�ve and crea�ve entrepreneurial endeavors they can start . The value of having more black-owned businesses cannot be overstated . Entrepreneurs create jobs , pay taxes , support charitable organiza�ons , change lives and upli� our communi�es in so many ways . Some do become millionaires .
If you are thinking about star�ng a business or if you are already an entrepreneur who needs addi�onal resources or technical assistance , make an appointment with the Miami MBDA Center

34th Annual Miami Book Fair Set for Nov . 12-19

provides an opportunity for the community to be involved .
“ There ’ s a period that includes ques�ons with audience members ,” she said . “ Everyone has a chance to be involved in the conversa�on .”
Author Jacob Katel said he will be onsite with three of the books he has wri�en : Inside The Music Biz with Henry Stone ; A
People ' s History of Overtown , vol . 1 ; and Cuban Coffee Windows of Miami .
“ It ' s the biggest book fair in North America and a great opportunity for a local author to interact with the community as well as visitors and publishers from around the world ,” Katel explained .
Andrew Frank , an author and associate professor of history at Florida State
University , recently published Before the Pioneers : Indians , Se�lers , Slaves , and the Founding of Miami . “ Any opportunity to speak with readers is priceless ,” Frank said . “ The Miami Book Fair is par�cularly exci�ng . To discuss the forgo�en early history of Florida with its residents will be exci�ng .”
According to Frank , most people have no idea that Miami ’ s vibrant and illumina�ng
Simone Kelly Angela J . Davis Rev . Dr . William Barber
history actually dates back 2,000 years .
Organizers added during the closing weekend of Nov . 17-19 , there will be a street fair to compliment the book exhibi�on . It will include bookseller and publisher booths such as “ Children ' s Alley ,” a pop-up children ' s learning ac�vi�es village that boasts a live performance stage . “ Kitchen Stadium ,” an outdoor pavilion equipped with a
Dr . Michael Eric Dyson
for a free 30-minute consulta�on session . Whether you need access to capital , technical exper�se , advanced business consul�ng resources or innova�ve management services , the Miami MBDA Center can meet your needs . To schedule an appointment with a business consultant , visit www . mbdamiamicenter . com or call 305.751.2907 .
Beatrice Louissaint is president and CEO of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council ( FSMSDC ), one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council . The FSMSDC acts as a liaison between corporate America and Minority Business Enterprises in the state of Florida . The organization is also the operator of the U . S . Department of Commerce Miami and Orlando Minority Business Development Agency ( MBDA ) Business Centers , which serve southern and central Florida . FSMSDC ’ s goal is to increase purchasing from minority businesses by government entities and corporations while increasing the operating capacity of minority businesses through hands-on business assistance , training and access to technology and capital resources . To learn more about the FSMSDC , visit fsmsdc . org . Learn about the Miami and Orlando MBDA Business Centers at www . mbdamiamicenter . com or www . mbdaorlandocenter . com , or call 305.762.6151 .
professional kitchen featuring culinary discussions and cooking demos by top chefs , will be an exci�ng highlight , as well as “ The Porch ,” the ul�mate urban community hangout complete with a beer bar , comfy outdoor sea�ng stacked with board games and a stage for live music and performances . “ Seven pop up venues reflect the art scene and music with lots of hands-on learning ac�vi�es ,” Mendez said . Marking the book fair ’ s 34th year , more than 150,000 people are expected to a�end .
34th Annual Miami Book Fair
● Nov . 12 - Nov . 19 10 a . m . – Dusk
● Accessible by Public
Transporta�on : train , bus , MetroMover
● Free parking : Building No . 7 ; Between NE 1 & 2nd Avenues , Between NE 5 & 6th Streets .
● Tickets : 12 & under : Free 13-18 and seniors : $ 5 Adults : $ 8
20BB AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE MIAMI HERALD Black Community Needs More Millionaires; More Black Entrepreneurs Required Business Report By Beatrice Louissaint Entrepreneurship is the fastest way to build wealth in the black community. As children and young adults, most children hear from their parents, “Go to college and get a great job with benefits.” If 76 percent of self-made millionaires in the U.S. are entrepreneurs, why are parents By Cristin Wilson MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 encouraging kids to go work for someone else instead of becoming an employer? In order for the black community to solve the problems of poverty, unemployment, crime, and inequality we need more black businesses. The wealthiest individuals in the world – people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet – are entrepreneurs who are changing our world. Rags to riches billionaires Oprah Winfrey and Bob Johnson are black entrepreneurs who have made their marks in entertainment. Johnson, the founder of BET, is now changing the hospitality landscape and inves�ng in businesses with his equity fund. Oprah is a mul�billionaire, philanthropist, and owner of several companies. Throughout black history, we have had examples of black millionaires. Most people know of America’s first black millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker, who made her millions selling hair products she developed in her kitchen. Lesser known is William Leidesdorff Jr., San Francisco’s wealthiest resident. In the 1880s, his holdings were worth $1.5 million and would be worth $30 million today. He established one of the city’s first hotels, opened a general store and a lumberyard, and ran the first steamboat in San Francisco Bay. To be an entrepreneur, you need to be a risk taker and a visionary, to see opportuni�es where others do not. I want to encourage more bla Ѽхѡɥͬ)ѡЁهٔɕٔ)ɕɕɥٽ́ѡ䁍хи)QمՔ٥ɔݹ)͕ͥ́Ёٕхѕ)ɕɕ́ɕє̰х̰)Ёɥхɝ釾̰)ٕ́ȁչ́ͼ)̸݅Mɕ̸)%ԁɔѡЁх˾)ͥ́ȁԁɔɕ䁅)ɕɕȁݡ́)ɕͽɍ́ȁѕͥх)ѵЁݥѠѡ55  ѕ)ȁɕєձч͕ͥ)]ѡȁԁ́Ѽх)ѕ˾͔مͥ)ճɕͽɍ́ȁهٔ)Ё͕٥̰ѡ55 ) ѕȁЁȁ̸Q͍ձ)ѵЁݥѠͥ́ձха)٥ͥЁܹѕȹȁ(Ըĸܸ) ɥ1եͅЁ́ɕͥЁ <ѡɥ)Mхє5ɥMȁٕЁ չM5M )́ɕչ́ ѕݥѠѡ9ѥ)5ɥMȁٕЁ չQM5M )́ͽݕɅєɥ5ɥ) ͥ́ѕɥ͕́ѡхєɥQ)ɝѥ́ͼѡɅѽȁѡTLѵЁ) ɍ5=ɱ5ɥ ͥ)ٕЁ䀡5  ͥ́ ѕ̰ݡ)͕ٔͽѡɸɅɥM5Mé́Ѽ)ɕ͔ɍͥɽɥ䁉͕ͥ́)ٕɹЁѥѥ́Ʌѥ́ݡɕͥѡ)Ʌѥ䁽ɥ䁉͕ͥ́ѡɽ՝)̵ͥ́ͥхɅ́Ѽ)ѕ䁅хɕͽɍ̸QɸɔЁѡ)M5M ٥ͥЁ͵͑ɜ1ɸЁѡ5)=ɱ5  ͥ́ ѕ́)ܹѕȹ)ܹɱѕȹȁԸȸĸ(ѠՅ5 ȁMЁȁ9ظȴ)5ɔѡѡ́ɽɽչѡ)ݽɱɔ͍ձѼѡѠ)Յ5 ȁѕ5) 9ٕȀȴ+q$ѡѡɔ́ЁɕЁѕɥ)ѡЁݥЁѡ䁑͍ͥ)ѡЁݗeٔtͅ1͗5)ɕѽȁɽɅ́ȁѡ5 )ȸ)MЁݹѽݸ)5ѡѕɅ)ɕͅɇ)ձɕ̰ѽɥ̰ѡ)ݽɑ͕́Ѽɕєѡ)ݥɔ ѡ)Ցɽ)ٕЁM-䁽)!ݽɝѽݸ)Uٕͥͽ)ɽͽȁ5ɥ)ͽɥ)M-)Uٕͥ䁱܁ɽͽ)(٥̰٥ɥ́٥Ёѡ)Iظȸ] ɉȸ)%Ѽɕፕ́ɽ)ѡȁѕЁݽɭ̰ѡɕݹѡ)ݥͼ˾єѕՅ)͍ͥ́ɕѕѼݥɅ)ѽ̸)5ͅѡɕ́͡)ٕ́ЁЁѡՅٕЁ́ѡЁ)ɽ٥́չ䁙ȁѡչ)Ѽٽٕ+qQɗéɥѡЁՑ́ՕϾ)ݥѠՑ̳t͡ͅ+qٕ役́Ѽٽٕ)ѡٕ͇t)ѡȁ)-ѕͅݥͥє)ݥѠѡɕѡ́́ɧ)%ͥQ5ͥ ݥѠ!Mѽ)Uٕͥ䰁ɕѱՉ͡ ɔѡ)A%̰M̰Mٕ̰ѡ)չ5q䁽չѼ)ݥѠɕ́́ɥ̳tɅͅ+qQ5 ȁ́˾ձɱ䁕፧)Q͍́ѡɝɱ䁡ѽ䁽)ɥݥѠ́ɕͥ́ݥ፧t)ɑѼɅЁٔ)ѡЁ5é٥ɅЁյ)ɽͥэɥձ)͍ͥ́́ѽ̰)ݥ፧а́ݕ̃qQ)Aɍtѡճєɉչ)ЁєݥѠȁȰ)ёȁ͕хݥѠɐ)хȁٔͥəɵ̸+qMٕٕՕ́ɗ Ёѡ)͍ͥݥѠ̵́)ɹ٧̳t)5ͅ)5ɭѡˊe(Ѡ啅Ȱɔѡ(ɔ)ѕѼ(ѠՅ5) )(٥)Á!ѽ䁽=ٕѽݸٽ쁅) Չ ]́5+q%Н́ѡЁȁ9Ѡ)ɥɕЁչ䁙ȁ)ѡȁѼѕɅЁݥѠѡչ䁅)ݕ́٥ͥѽ́Չ́͡ɽɽչ)ѡݽɱt-ѕ)ɕ܁Ʌѡȁͽє)ɽͽȁѽ䁅ЁɥMхє)Iظȸ] ɉ)ȸ5ɥͽ)ѽ䁅Յ䁑ѕ́Ȱ啅̸)=ɝ́ɥѡͥ)ݕ9ظܴ䰁ѡɔݥɕ)ȁѼЁѡᡥ%Ёݥ)Ց͕ȁՉ͡ȁѡ́Ս)̃q ɕ́䳊tɕ)ɹ٧́٥ѡЁ́ٔ)əɵхq-эMхմt)ёȁ٥եݥѠ+^<9ظȀ9ظ(Lͬ+^<ͥAՉ)QɅч)Ʌ̰5ɽ5ٕ+^<ɕɭ) ե9 ݕ9Āɹ)ٕՕ̰ ݕ9ԀѠMɕ̸+^