Book Talk shares business tips for Caribbean-Americans

Entering the business world in American can be a hard task when you’re a Caribbean immigrant, from navigating a new culture of commerce, to establishing your own value in the marketplace. Addressing this tricky quagmire, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will be hosting Dr. Shelly Cameron as she discusses her new book, “Success Strategies of Caribbean American Leaders.”

The talk, set for December 5 at 2 p.m., explore strategies on how to be successful, inspired by effective traits from Caribbean-American business leaders, from the challenges they encountered after migration, to the factors that most influenced their success.

The project, says author Dr. Cameron, was inspired by the familiar confusion over “why some immigrants are successful yet others are still struggling?”

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The book breaks down findings from a study at Nova Southeastern University, collaborating with successful Caribbean-Americans in the United States, who succeeded in business, media, healthcare, education, government, aviation, politics, and other fields.

Dr. Cameron hopes this book can help the next generation of entrepreneurs, particularly minorities.

“I wanted to outline what the youth of America and ethnic minorities could learn from those who came before, who were born under similar circumstances as they were, and yet became successful,” said Cameron.

Shelly Cameron is founder of Cameron Calder & Associates LLC. She is a seasoned business consultant who helps organizations align their strategies, processes and people. She has worked for more than 25 years in healthcare and hospitality industries in northern Caribbean and Latin America regions.