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3 Tips From the First Black Woman to Run a $1 Billion Business

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3 Tips From the First Black Woman to Run a $1 Billion Business

By Candice Helfand-Rogers via

History-making entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd has some advice for any other women entrepreneurs hoping to also rake in seven-figure revenues for their ventures.

Janice Bryant Howroyd is helping others after making history herself.

She’s the founder of recruitment firm ActOne Group, which pulled in $2.8 billion in revenue in 2017 and 2018 — and she expects to cross the $3 billion mark in 2019. Her company’s earnings are impressive in general, but with that achievement, Howroyd also became the first black woman entrepreneur to ever surpass the billion-dollar mark with her business.

And hers is a far-reaching venture, as well as a profitable one — according to Black Enterprise, The ActOne Group’s more than 2,600 employees serve over 17,000 clients in 19 countries…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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