It does not matter, if we are in a recession or not, black business owners have always had problems of becoming successful like other races of entrepreneurs. The difference in learning how to become successful during this recession is any potential successful black person who desire to make a fortune can allow the effects of this recession drive them keep focused on their goal of success; therefore, any other past era when there was no recession may not have driven an them to be all they can be. So, this is the most powerful thing about facing this recession and for the most part, some good will come out of it. During this recession, you will learn not to allow this recession or any other personal hardships to get in the way of your success. If you are black and you have always thought is was difficult to succeed because of your race, then you must wipe that out of your mind, regardless of who reminds you of it, for that has been one of the barriers that has stopped us from obtaining success. The thought of being black is no different from the thought of being a part of this recession. Think about it for a moment. There are a lot of people of all races that has allowed the this recession to control their destiny to failure and just because most people have lost their jobs, living out on the streets, losing their homes and valuable possessions, they begin to accept what has happened to other people and this is the very reason why they will not beat this recession. Do not allow this to be you, whether it is being black or not having enough money during this recession. Please do not look at your color or your lack of finance, just because other people see that about you. That is the most powerful key that can reform your life for good. During this recession, begin to program your mind with dignity and allow faith to control your thoughts.