Behind Her Empire Podcast: How A $900 Loan Turned Into a Billion Dollar Business

Behind Her Empire Podcast: How A $900 Loan Turned Into a Billion Dollar Business

Janice Bryant Howroyd's entrepreneurial journey had very humble beginnings. She's the founder and CEO of ActOne Group, a multibillion dollar global business providing workforce solutions.


On this week's episode of Behind Her Empire, hear how Howroyd, as a temporary secretary for her brother-in-law's company, saw an opportunity in the market where other executives were looking for quick and effective clerical help. She decided to branch off on her own and start an employment agency with only $1,500 in her pocket, $900 of which she borrowed from her mother. Forty years later, the company earns over $1 billion in net sales and is in 19 countries with over 17,000 clients.

Howroyd has been recognized on Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women and is known to be the first Black woman to own and operate a billion-dollar company. She is incredibly talented, passionate and a fierce business mentor who shares a wealth of knowledge around what it means to be authentic and successful on your entrepreneurial journey.

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