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Ten Most Powerful Business Quotes From the Business Titan – Earl G. Graves Sr. – A RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS {WEDNESDAY SERIES}

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Today, April 6 marks the second anniversary of the passing of Earl G. Graves Sr., the visionary founder and publisher of BLACK ENTERPRISE, at age 85.

As the celebration of his legacy pursuits, we are reminded that the iconic entrepreneur, corporate board pioneer, activist, and philanthropist, continues to pave the way for generations of Black business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives.

Graves, who was a successful Business titan, exuded power in his business and in his advice for business success. Here are ten powerful Earl Grave business quotes that will continue to empower Black people to win. 

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WILIPEDIA SUMMARY- EARL GILBERT GRAVES SR

“Earl Gilbert Graves Sr. (January 9, 1935 – April 6, 2020) was an American  entrepreneurpublisher, businessman, philanthropist, and advocate of African-American businesses. A graduate of Morgan State University, he was the founder of Black Enterprise magazine and chairman of the media company Earl G. Graves, Ltd. He was the director for Aetna and Executive Board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

BUSINESS VENTURES

He undertook his first job at the age of seven selling boxed Christmas cards for his uncle. His territory was severely limited due to his father’s rule that he could only sell to people living on their side of the block.

While at Morgan State University, Graves made a name for himself as an entrepreneur. Realizing that there was a big market for flowers during Homecoming Week, he went to two competing local florists and cut deals with both to sell flowers on campus. For a percentage of the profits, the florists provided the flowers while Graves covered the campus.

His time serving on the SBA’s advisory board and his direct work with the agency would lead Graves to his belief in the need for advice to businesses in economic development and urban affairs, which convinced him to create an annual newsletter that would chronicle issues relevant to black business people, and raise awareness of the importance of black consumer power. At the suggestion of then SBA Director Howard J. Samuels, Graves would expand the concept of a newsletter into a full-fledged magazine. 

Graves started Earl G. Graves, Ltd, and under that holding company he began the Earl G. Graves Associates management consulting firm. In August 1970, the first issue of Black Enterprise magazine would hit newsstands. Earl G. Graves, Ltd would grow to include a number of divisions including publishing, marketing, radio, television and event coordinating arms. The firm is the co-owner of the private equity fund Black Enterprise Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Fund, an equity partnership formed with Travelers Group, Inc. The fund aims to invest and promote minority operated businesses. 

In 1990, Graves and Magic Johnson purchased the Pepsi Cola bottling franchise in Washington D.C., and Graves served as CEO until 1998, when he sold his ownership to Pepsi.[5][6] He held board and director memberships with a number of other corporations, including AMR CorporationDaimler AGFederated Department Stores and Rohm and Haas, as well as board member of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetariumin New York City. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University.”  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_G._Graves_Sr.

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