31 WAYS 31 DAYS: National Black Business Month

  •  John William Templeton

  • 64 hours
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31 Ways 31 Days schedule
Advancing Black Business
  • Video time: 64 hours
  • 31 Ways 31 Days certificate

What's included?

  • Pandemic to Prosperity: State of Black Business, 18th edition
  • one year subscription to the Journal of Black Innovation
  • membership Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation
  • admission to 31 Daily Dialogues at 7 p.m. each day of August 2021


The African-American economic strategy draws on the experience and talent of distinguished civil engineer Frederick E. Jordan, PE, who has completed 1,000 projects around the world including Africa and Asia; and 48-year-veteran business journalist John William Templeton, publisher of the Journal of Black Innovation and creator of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.

Results not rhetoric

In the yearly State of Black Business study, the co-founders have used the Ten Key Factors of Black Business Success to rate all 50 states on their Black Business Affinity Index.  During the Dialy Dialogues, we will look at 31 different industries to match decisionmakers with those who can deliver both results and jobs that stabilize our communities.

John William Templeton

former editor, San Jose Business Journal; Richmond AFRO-AMERICAN, Winston-Salem Chronicle; author Pandemic to Prosperity: State of Black Business, 18th edition; publisher, Journal of Black Innovation
ABOUT john
Civil engineer Frederick E. Jordan PE commissioned long-time collaborator John William Templeton to create the annual State of Black Business report in 2003 because of the lack of data on African-American businesses.  The recommendation of Loaded Dice: State of Black Business was to change the brand identity of Black firms with a structured psycho-social intervention which met the needs of the entrepreneuers and not external forces.  31 Ways 31 Days is the approach since the first NBBM to engage the wide array of businesses in order to leap past stereotypes and connect the overlooked overachievers with the decisionmakers who can move past barriers.  Every May since, we've continued our longitudinal research so that the co-founders can speak with confidence about what works and what doesn't.   As chair of the San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce, Fred deals with these issues on a daily basis.  As Chair of the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp. and a trustee of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL, John works directly with communities seeking economic equity.  In 2015, Templeton created Our10Plan: the African-American economic strategy and began the Journal of Black Innovation to track the progress toward the plan.
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