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Facilitating Success: Serving Entrepreneurs Who Are Marginalized


On March 14, 2014, the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis sponsored Facilitating Success: Serving Entrepreneurs Who Are Marginalized. During this interactive, hands-on session, small-business development practitioners learned how to help Latino, African-American and other entrepreneurs of color capitalize on their assets and overcome barriers. Both immigrant and American-born individuals of color often choose entrepreneurship as a path toward economic success—and they often face similar barriers in building their businesses. Three experienced small-business development professionals shared practical advice with 20 practitioners on how they can assist clients by helping them capitalize on their skill sets and identify the appropriate enterprise for their talents. To learn more about this program, read an article written by one of the session’s presenters, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Director of Outreach, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.