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If you haven't heard of Ephren W. Taylor -- you will. He is the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company—City Capital Corporation (OTCBB:CCCN) and started in business at a time when most kids his age were busy studying videos on MTV.
Taylor started his first business venture at age 12 when he began making video games and contracting with large corporations to deliver his product. By age 17, his entrepreneurial spirit propelled him to build a multi-million dollar technology company -- GoFerretGo.com, a powerful web tool that helps high school and college students connect with potential employers. By age 19, his investment strategies earned him the Kansas Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and he began a movement to help churches and nonprofits earn high returns on their endowments.
Taylor’s unique insights and experience provide City Capital with the dynamics that are allowing the company to engage in exponential growth. Over the last decade, City Capital’s CEO has started several successful companies, raising millions in investment capital for their growth. He has built partnerships with corporate giants including Citigroup, Sprint, Target and Wal-Mart to create workable programs with impressive results. Today, his efforts have brought City Capital diversified holdings that include real estate development, financial interests, oil and gas production, and more – with no signs of slowing down.
Ephren's expertise in the business and religious environments provides direction on how companies can position themselves on the road towards prosperity.
Unlike many “corporate powerhouse” CEOs, Taylor focuses on socially-conscious investing and development while making profits for his investors. His approach has been compared to a national non-profit, but as a profit-based enterprise City Capital is able to invest and reinvest in communities and projects across the country.
The nation’s oldest Historically Black College, Cheyney University, recently asked Mr. Taylor to create the Ephren W. Taylor II Entrepreneurship Institute, which will begin accepting students in early 2008. Taylor has authored several books including "How To Start A Company While Broke," "250 Tips For Real Estate Investing," "25 Myths of Stock Based Investing," and is currently finishing his autobiography, tentatively titled “The Soul Of Success.”
Taylor is a man in high demand and his hectic schedule is proof of that. Throughout 2007, he will be conducting an "Urban Wealth Tour" to 25 cities, promoting economic empowerment, affordable housing and entrepreneurship in urban communities.
For more about Ephren Taylor and City Capital Corp, visit: City Capital Corporation.
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