Black Enterprise and Wal-Mart forum

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Vision, taking risks, and Steve Jobs were among many thought provoking comments made in the 20/20 Vision: Supplier Diversity in the 21st Century forum recently held in Chicago, which was sponsored by Black Enterprise and Wal-Mart.

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Vision, taking risks, and Steve Jobs were among many thought provoking comments made in the 20/20 Vision: Supplier Diversity in the 21st Century forum recently held in Chicago, which was sponsored by Black Enterprise and Wal-Mart.

The forum focused on African-American and Minority entrepreneurs and business owners forming lucrative relationships in the corporate world. The sessions featured other industry scholars and professionals sharing their tools of the trade.

The sessions had several important aspects that ranged from niche business structures and the importance of African-American youth involvement and opportunities in the business world.

Thoughts about recent college graduates and other youth who’ve entered the world of business were a common theme within each sitting.

Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of Black Enterprise Derek T. Dingle shared his views on how the youth should get involved.

“I think for those people who are just coming out of college they should get the professional experience, but that doesn’t mean they cant start their venture,” says Dingle. “I think you’re never to young to start the networking process, you’re never to young to identify people within the industry.”

Copyright 2012 Chicago Defender

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