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Dr. Randal Pinkett
March 17, 2009

Elevate your game
Dear Friends,

It's 2009 and a great time for change! Welcome to the first edition of "Elevate Your Game", my monthly e-Newsletter. 2009 will bring a myriad of challenges, both good and bad, for all of us. We've elected the first African-American president to lead our great nation, but our national deficit is still spiraling out of control. Here at my firm, BCT Partners, we're seeing more and more entrepreneurs taking the leap of faith. Meanwhile, the SBA is continuing to cut critical programs to assist business owners and banks are freezing credit lines and loans that are essential pipelines to the success of small businesses. Although things are slated to get worse, before they get better, I like to think that this is still a great time to start a business. In this premier edition, we'll take a look at a few entrepreneurs who are making progress despite a worsening economy. Who knows, maybe they'll inspire you to be next!

Peace and blessings,



Prudential and Verizon Join Randal in Launching NEWARK ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONTEST

NSBE Ranks Randal Among the Top 50 Sexiest Engineers

Newark's Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Unveiled







Learn more about my management and technology consulting firm, BCT Partners.


In 2008, I was part of a historic group of entrepreneurs, athletes and entertainers who came together to develop the Mission: VOTE! PSA, encouraging all Americans to head to the polls on November 4th to vote.

The campaign featured actor Chris Tucker, actress Suzzanne
Douglas, actor Hill Harper, actress/producer Vivica A. Fox, TV
personality Rocsi and many other stars. We urged registered
voters, particularly people of color, to bring the necessary
identification to the voting booth on Election Day.

Check out what we did to support our country during on this historic Election Day. To view, Click on the image.


Richland County Public Library Event: Don't Limit Your Possibilities   Monopoly at McDonald's Celebrity Game Piece Peel-Off Challenge   13th Annual Booker T. Washington Economic Development Summit



As an entrepreneur, I've experienced the up's and down's of running my own shop in the best of times and the worst of times, but certainly without some of the current economic hardships that entrepreneurs are now facing.

Because small business owners are fast becoming the backbone of the economy, our success is critical to rebuilding our weakened business state. Can it be done and are there any new ideas that will work? Check out how four entrepreneurs are finding opportunities despite the hard times.

Innovation is the key to finding successful opportunities in a recession. While no one wants to build success on the misfortune of others, opportunities to improve a process, start a new trend or re-invent the wheel are everywhere. In fact, some of the most well known brands in the globe were founded during hard times. Read how these five determined business owners were able to turn instability into profitability and make themselves recession-proof.
Campus CEO
Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneurs Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business walks any would-be entrepreneur through all the necessary steps to launching a profitable, campus-based business, while simultaneously achieving academic success. Regardless of major, background, or area of interest, readers of Campus CEO will learn how to turn their academic and professional dreams into reality.

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No-Money Down CEO
No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash explodes the myth that you have to have a lot of money or need an outside investor to pursue your dream. This action-learning, audio business course offers a comprehensive step-by-step plan for launching your business with little to no cash. Listen as Randal offers insider's tips, tools and techniques that will put you on the fast track to becoming a successful CEO.

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Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, writer, scholar and community servant. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management, technology and policy-consulting firm based in Newark, NJ. A sought after public speaker and advocate for numerous corporate, youth and community groups, Dr. Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide To Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business and No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash. Notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University and firmly believes in the mantra "for those to whom much is given, much is expected."

The "Elevate Your Game" monthly e-Newsletter is published by Dr. Randal Pinkett. Copyright (c) 2009 Randal Pinkett, LLC. All rights reserved. For further information, visit us at www.randalpinkett.com or call 201.618.1101. For business, publicity and media inquires, please contact Ms. April Peters at 973.622.0900 x103 or apeters@bctpartners.com.

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