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State of African-American Owned Businesses

70% of African-American entrepreneurs say they are either “somewhat happy” or “very happy” with their businesses. 72% say their businesses are profitable. Read more

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How to Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

In a climate of intense awareness for the fair treatment of all minorities, getting your business officially certified as minority-owned can open important contract opportunities. Read more

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Struggle to Secure and Receive Funding and Investment Grants

Systemic racism has made it difficult for Black entrepreneurs and business owners to be successful over the past century. We take a look at why this barrier exists and resources... Read more

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Amplifying Diverse Voices: Entrepreneurship for All

May 25, 2021,

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Southern Minnesota. Local volunteers in the area who recognize the power of storytelling are working to amplify the voices of minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. Through a forum called “Entrepreneurship for All” they hope to bring the Albert Lea, Faribault, Mankato and Owatonna community together through stories that promote and inspire mentorship. This effort is presented by SCORE South Central Minnesota Chapter #0710.

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5 Reasons Why Workplace Diversity Is Key For Business Growth

February 24, 2021,

ADEI-focused mindset can help you to enrich your small business, connect you to your customers, and benefit your community. Here are some practical ways your small business can embrace change and diversity.

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Black Business Owner Spotlight

February 23, 2021,

Black businesses and Black business owners have faced increasing challenges during 2020 and into 2021. Rieva Lesonsky talks with three Black business owners to get their advice and perspective.

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Mastering Finances for Black-Owned Businesses

February 16, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This session will get you more informed about your finances, understand your numbers, and make better financial decisions. Read more

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Advice from Black Entrepreneurs

December 28, 2020

Gain insights from Black entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses from the ground up. SCORE sat down with the founders of four different companies to learn about the truths and intricacies of being a Black business owner in the United States.

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