Podcast - Interview With Ron Busby

Ep #112: Interview W/Ron Busby, U.S. Black Chamber CEO – Living A Life Of Entrepreneurship & Advocacy

Ron Busby is the President, CEO, and Founder of the U.S. Black Chamber.

He has had a successful background in business, being recognized as one of the top CEOs in the nation.

He grew his first company, USA Superclean, from $150,000 annualized revenue to $15 million in only 10 years.

He currently serves on a number of small business councils and boards of directors for organizations such as Pfizer, the National Newspapers Publishers Association, and the White House African American Leadership council.

He also formerly served on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Council on Underserved Communities, and previously was the president of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce for five years.

Mr. Busby is a native of Oakland, CA.  Graduated with honors from Florida A&M and Clark Atlanta University.   Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.  He has two sons and currently lives in Washington, DC area.

Selected Links From The Episode

US Black Chambers Website

BuyBlack.us – App for Smart Phones

Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created A Billion-Dollar Business Empire by Reginald F. Lewis & Blair S. Walker

Upstate NY Black Chamber Of Commerce

Capital Of New York State Black Expo

How To Build Wealth Faster By Increasing Your Human Capital – Capable Wealth Blog

Show Notes

(4:03) – Ron talks about why he’s had such a successful career

(5:28) – Why advocacy has always been a part of Ron’s life

(6:41) – How Ron used the Super Bowl to create social change in Arizona

(11:16) – The mentors in Ron’s life that laid the framework for his success

(14:20) – The first way Ron ever earned money

(16:03) – How creating a Vision Board at a young age was instrumental to Ron’s success

(18:30) – How Ron made the most out of losing a contract

(23:16) – How people can best engage with the US Black Chamber and what resources are available.

(25:00) – The 5 key pillars of the US Black Chamber

(29:20) – Why Ron thinks it’s important for great leaders to stay in their lane to make the most impact.

(33:06) – Ron’s concern’s about certifications

(37:10) – Why more businesses need to consider M&A for growth as opposed to just organic growth.

(42:00) – What Ron would teach young individuals about success and how to be successful in life.

(44:50) – Where Ron and the US Black Chamber will be in 3-5 years.

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