Top Black Entrepreneurs of the 2012 Inc. 5000

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Indigo Johnson, Founder and CEO

Careers In Transition
Tucker, Ga.

No. 239
2011 Revenue: $ 5.2 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,500%

After years of working within companies and creating unusual programs, Indigo Johnson developed entrepreneurial skills and, in 1995, founded her own company—Careers In Transition. The company offers training, staff augmentation and project management to federal agencies, universities, and corporations. "Getting to this point in my career was a progression and it was never planned," says Johnson. "There were a lot of stumbling blocks along the way but I learned from them."