BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE START-UP CONFERENCE PROMISES TO BRING INFORMATION TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO REGAIN PRESENCE IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Beauty Supply Institute will be holding its 3rd annual Beauty Supply Entrepreneurship Summer Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on August 4, 2012.
Beauty Supply Institute, an organization founded in 2007 as Taking it Back University, is an organization that trains hundreds of individuals annually on how to get into the $15 billion dollar beauty supply sector, a sector largely supported by Blacks but not dominated by them with just 3% of industry owners being Black while 96% of the revenues generated are by Blacks, instantly propelled to the national stage when launched. Currently, there are approximately $13,300 stores nationwide and of those roughly 400 are black.
The company's first resource was the best-selling book, "Taking it Back: How to Become Successful Black Beauty Supply Store Owner" and now has almost 20 courses, business plan development, location selection services and more.
Beauty Supply Institute will be holding its 3rd annual Beauty Supply Store Start-Up Summer Conference in Atlanta, Georgia delivering 6 courses, the How to Become a Beauty Supply Store book, Beauty Supply Resource book, Product Database file, and a Quick Start tips audio CD, and a free lunch.
Devin Robinson, the founder of the organization and 3-time store owner, decided to get into the business after being threatened by a golf club wielding Korean store owner as he was shopping for items for his beauty salon. Maggie Anderson, an activist of black business patronage and founder of Empowerment Experiment crossed paths with Devin Robinson in 2007 and began working together on black business support. Anderson who recently appeared on PBS Special, "Is the White Man's Ice Colder?" with news correspondent Paul Solman will serve as this year's conference opening speaker. Anderson has championed black business support by only supporting black-owned business for one year.
Beauty Supply Institute Field Operations Manager Ulysses McLean stated, "We've opened stores with as little as $35,000. Myths out there would lead Blacks to believe they need $100,000 or more. You can open a fully functioning store with this amount and be widely successful. Since working with BSI for the past 3 years, I've witnessed firsthand the magic our approach produces. I get the most joy when I hand the keys over to new owners and witness their appreciation and excitement about being new owners!"
Beauty Supply Institute's clients are throughout the United States, London, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Caribbean. Conference registration is $399. Seats can be reserved with a $100 non-refundable deposit with balance being paid by registration deadline. Attendees can register online at www.beautysupplyconference.com
or by calling 404-551-4398. No walk-ins or payments at the door are accepted whatsoever.
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