Donation will support Compton & Whittier YouthBuild

Board treasurer, university professor and author, Gary L. Polk, will donate 50% of book sales from his latest publication, Why Black and Brown Entrepreneurs Fail (to Win), to EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc.

Drawing upon his 29 years of experience as a Black businessman, Professor Polk found that cultural differences, internalized self-doubt, lack of access to capital and the absence of a strong network are just a few of the myriad factors that contribute to the uphill battle Black and Brown entrepreneurs often face. The book proves to be a timely read during the current Covid-19 pandemic as 41% of Black and 32% of Brown businesses in the U.S. have closed since March 2020.

Despite the statistics, Professor Polk’s aim is to inspire and encourage Black and Brown people that a pathway to success does exist and that they too can prevail. It is this same belief that emboldened Professor Polk to give his generous support to the members of Compton and Whittier YouthBuild, both programs operated by EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc.

Why Black and Brown Entrepreneurs Fail (to Win) is currently available for purchase on Amazon.

About Professor Gary L. Polk

Professor Polk is passionate about entrepreneurs and why they succeed or fail. Focused on the triple bottom line, “People, Planet, Profit,” Professor Polk believes they align to drive success for everyone involved. He is also a proponent of social entrepreneurship and will launch the Polk Institute of Social Entrepreneurship on January 15, 2021.

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