To date, Professor Devin has helped entrepreneurs open over 125 Black-owned brick and mortar businesses with the number growing each month. Collectively he has helped Black entrepreneurs generate over $15 Million in revenue in and for urban communities.
He continues to serve as the CEO and Program Director of the Urban Business Institute, training entrepreneurs up from the inception of their business idea to the establishment of a physical location as well as other non-storefront platforms of commerce. His sibling company Urban Business Lending Group offers program participants credit enhancement and internal and external loan options to fund businesses. He has created a system that makes his brands a one stop shop to bring your dreams of entrepreneurship to life.
He is a former entrepreneurial columnist for billionaire Bob Johnson’s website and a former 7-year columnist for the Pulitzer prize-winning Daily News newspaper. He has taught over 100 students every semester in his business & economics courses as an adjunct professor. He holds a Bachelors in Business Management, Masters in Business Administration but decided to abandon his PhD studies with few credits remaining. With his background in higher education and many years of trial and error he has perfected the methods required to succeed as an entrepreneur through all of today’s obstacles.
As an expert in many fields, I feel the duty to offer my expertise to those who wish to further themselves. Below are a few of the main services my companies provide for those with the entrepreneurial spirit.
Professor Devin conducts compelling and out-of the-box training sessions on economics, social engineering and entrepreneurship. He has a keen ability to communicate his ideals and matriculate diverse, difficult and inexperienced minds.
Does your vision make sense? Is it feasible? Will it be profitable? Most new business owners go with a grand vision that sometimes leads to losses. There are very key things to look at and consider while going into store ownership. Professor Devin will help you determine if you are on the right track.
Urban Business Instiute programs have dedicated course modules designed to help new entrepreneurs develop real world marketing strategies that will help their business find their audience and promote themselves in a profitable manner.
The Urban Business Lending Group is a certified commercial business loan broker specializing in alternatives to small business loans, regardless of bad credit or other issues traditional banks cite to deny funding. We often do not need personal guarantees of collateral, meaning small business owners wouldn’t be at risk of losing their property.
“I can’t begin to tell you how much I hate slavery. I don’t just mean the physical form either. I mean all kinds. I mean the financial, relationship and career slavery. I mean the slavery that prohibits you from living out your true self because you fear “loss” and you fear “losing”.
Many people focus on what they can lose and not what they stand to gain. Other people fear losing the battles they have to face while pursuing their abundant life. It’s not easy. So many people remain enslaved. I understand fear. However, I also understand beating it.
There’s a process you have to embark on and conquer in order to find your true mission. This journey is often isolated to self-discovery. Mastering entrepreneurship begins with mastering self. Once you understand your purpose and potential, then you can better build an enterprise. This what I had to do. It is called “Organic Business-Building.” Your business is built on a reflection of you and your ideals. I am sure you can recognize these ideals in some our billion-dollar enterprises.
So I created resources for people like you: The Quitters! Those people who are ready to quit being enslaved and ready to live their true life with an enterprise that follows. Take advantage of the resources I have created and then let me hear from you. Stay focused and Powered Up and you will eventually find yourself building a business(es), lifestyle and reputation that you are proud of.
I’ll keep working to help the black business owner…but we also have to prove those critical of black-owned businesses wrong.”