Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs

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Andrew Harold, Jr., CEO

A. Harold and Associates
Jacksonville, Fl.

No. 36
2010 Revenue: $10.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 5,509%

Andy Harold, Jr. grew up as an “Army Brat” in Norfolk, Virginia, where he says his grandfather worked as the first African American plumber. Harold founded his eponymous firm, which specializes in providing technology, education, engineering, and training support services to federal, state, and local governments, with one simple guiding philosophy: “No is not an option–and a complete belief that I can get the job done or solve a problem.”