Meet Reggie and Tanora Polk, NBIC graduates and the power couple behind Polk & Associates Construction in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 2011, the firm gained momentum quickly in new construction, tenant improvements, real estate development, facilities maintenance, and civil development.
Entering a market chock-full of competitors may have deterred some. Still, the founders of ArchAngel Protective Services knew that, unlike others, building a security company that paid attention to detail, not just billable hours, would prevail. Getting its start in 2009 as a part-time security training company, a year later, it became a full-service security […]
Coming Full Circle: Emanuel Roland Turns College Business Plan Into Black Business Magic With The Roland Experience
Emanuel Roland was intent on going to the Air Force after graduating college. Unfortunately, his zoned high school did not have Air Force JROTC, so his father drove him to Hixson High School 30-minutes outside of Chattanooga every day. Upon graduation, as a freshman at Tennessee State University, Emanuel spent the first two years at […]
For many small businesses, zeroing in on a niche market is difficult, especially when starting. For EJ Odom, however, taking the niche approach provided the runway he needed to launch a business working exclusively within the aviation industry. EJO Ventures was founded in 2004 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sixteen years later, it has grown into one of the […]