Successful Black Entrepreneurs: Case Studies from Harvard Business School

  • 13h 26m 3s
  • Steven S. Rogers
  • 2022

Learn about the successes of Black entrepreneurs through a collection of unique case studies

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 start-ups, franchising, and acquisitions. The book also recognizes and celebrates Black entrepreneurial excellence, as it takes the listener 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.

About the Author

STEVEN S. ROGERS retired from Harvard Business School in 2019 where he was the “MBA Class of 1957 Senior Lecturer” in General Management. He taught Entrepreneurial Finance and his own course, “Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship.” He is the author of A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - History of Black Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 2 - Importance of Black Entrepreneurs
  • Chapter 3 - Black Start-Up Entrepreneurs
  • Chapter 4 - Entrepreneurship Through Acquisitions
  • Chapter 5 - Entrepreneurship Through Franchising
  • Chapter 6 - Access to Capital for Black Entrepreneurs
  • Chapter 7 - Black Turnaround Entrepreneurs
  • Chapter 8 - Entrepreneurial Exits: Selling the Company
  • Chapter 9 - Black Intrapreneurs