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Kenya James: Founder and Publisher of Blackgirl Magazine

Kenya Jordana James created a publication that shows African American girls at their best. She took classes on graphic design and marketing and even attended a writing camp. Before starting her own business, Kenya looked for success stories of trailblazers who have succeeded in her field.

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What is an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs or small business owners create exciting careers with unlimited potential for personal and financial success. Entrepreneurs include inventors, as well as, the self-employed business owners. Entrepreneurship is an attractive option to people who are looking for gratifying careers.

Entrepreneur Characteristics:
  • Self-starters, eager to learn and obtain knowledge
  • Innovative, with the vision to try new things
  • Willing take risks and assume responsibility
  • Persistent in reaching their goals
Entrepreneurship Statistics:
  • Entrepreneurs own approximately 25 million small businesses in the United States.
  • Entrepreneurs employ more than half of the country's workforce.
  • Entrepreneurs account for more than half of the private sector economic output.
  • Entrepreneurs provide approximately 75 percent of the new jobs added to the economy.
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