“I tell young people, ‘I would not look at a job as just a job but instead as a new list of learned skills.'”
This week, WorkingNation’s #WeeklyChangemaker is Ron Busby, Sr., the president and CEO of the US Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC). USBC promotes the voice of Black business owners across the country, providing leadership and advocacy for economic empowerment.
Busby’s first company, USA Superclean, was recognized as the largest Black-owned janitorial firm in the country and managed to increase the company’s revenue by 100 times in just 10 years. As a former member of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities, and current member of the Pfizer Small Business Council, National Newspapers Publishers Association Foundation Board of Directors, and the White House African American Leadership Council, Busby has devoted his career to community development, business management, and the empowerment of the Black community.
In addition to his experience as a business owner and former president of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, Busby has worked in the corporate world at major companies such as Exxon, Xerox, IBM, and Coca-Cola USA and was named National Sales Person of the Year.
Busby has been recognized as one of the nation’s best CEOs. His work has inspired many to be self-starters and his encouragement of entrepreneurship is exactly what the nation needs to carve out a future in which we all thrive socially and financially as individuals and as a nation.
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