How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

How to Overcome Unexpected Obstacles with Ron Busby (Ep. 27)

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA.

He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena. Recognized as one of the country’s best CEOs, he grew his first business, USA Super Clean, from $150,000 annual revenue to over $15 million per year.

He has received countless awards including the Western Region SBA Small Business Person of the Year in 1996, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small Business Person of the Year in 2006, and the Maricopa County Small Business of the Year in 2007, to name a few. Trained by some of the country’s leading executives, Busby developed many of his skills at major corporations (such as Exxon, Xerox, IBM and Coca Cola USA) in various senior management positions. In the course of his corporate America career, President Busby received nationwide recognition from several major corporations as National Sales Person of the Year.

While residing in Houston, Texas, he lead and served on many boards and committees. Most notably, he was co-chair of the XL II Super Bowl Host Committee. Other boards that he served on include the Arizona Governor’s African American Leadership Council, The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Bay Area Chapter of the 100 Black Men (he was president of this chapter), the Urban League and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Busby graduated with honors from both Florida A&M University and Clark Atlanta University. He is a major advocate and promoter of education; especially, the importance of higher learning. In his spare time, you can catch Ron golfing or spending time with his two sons.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Ron’s own, inspiring story of how he overcame serious, life-changing obstacles.
  • the mindset black business owners must have to succeed in any field, particularly tech
  • how Ron and U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. are helping to accelerate black-owned businesses.

Resources

U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? by Reginald Lewis (2012)