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12 May 2015

1,000+ Expected to Attend 20th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit in Atlanta

More than 1,000 of the United States' leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives are expected to converge on Atlanta this week for the 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.

The three-day power conference, held 13 May through 16 May at the Hyatt Regency, is designed to provide attendees with the innovative strategies and networking opportunities critical for their businesses to reach the next level of profitability.

"As the U.S. economy is recovering, African American businesses must restore their momentum by aggressively positioning themselves to exploit new opportunities, seize emerging markets, and gain new access to capital," says BLACK ENTERPRISE President & CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. "With this goal in mind, our Entrepreneurs Summit is designed to provide business owners with the tactical thinking, innovative strategies, and networking opportunities they need to reach that next level of profitability."

The 2015 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit boasts high-powered sessions on critical business topics such as ­How to Secure Millions for Your Business, Need for Speed: Accelerating Your Tech Startup, The Art of Raising Money, and It's Called Show BUSINESS.

For the aspiring entrepreneur, The Small Business Success™ Boot Camp offers practical advice on how to take your business to the next level. Plus, the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition will award $10,000 for the best new business idea.

BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE) is a business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 6 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management.