Black businesses are booming! In today’s episode of The Black Money Tree podcast, host Jerome D. Love speaks with Marcus Davis, owner of The Breakfast Klub who uncovers what exactly made him go down the path of entrepreneurship, where he got the insatiable itch,
Join us for this fun and insightful conversation on his enterprising origins, the historic impact of the “pickle house” in the black community and African Americans as the originators of the convenience stores and his non-negotiable HOUSE RULE: “My Kids MUST go to an HBCU!”
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5:24-6:40: “Candy Lady, Pickle House, Cool Cup lady the Candy House; My grandmother gave me my first glimpse of Wholesale” – African Americans were the originators of the convenience store
7: 44: College is more than what you learn in the class, it’s about life lessons, the cross-pollination of ideas and how do you manage when you’re not on the lunch ticket!
9:10: Everything you do is a political statement, from washing your hands to flushing the toilet.
9:44 It’s a house rule – ALL of my children HAVE to go to HBCU’s; They’re the biggest business in our communities.
15:17 Our children are our most valuable assets. Our HBCU’s are our biggest treasure chests
19:20 A hammer is a tool. Integration is a tool we can use to bring money back to our community.
23:19 Entrepreneurship is not about working for yourself. It’s about working with your team If I don’t get up and do my job, their job is non-existent.