November 23, 2007

Can Mentoring Programs Really Grow Minority Businesses?

I have operated as a full-time entrepreneur since July 5, 2002. As a result, I stay attuned to information that impacts on Black business growth.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking is the leading authority on issues related to minority business development and supplier diversity. The Institute's mission is to help its clients improve the outcomes of their investments in these areas. Dr. Mel Gravely is a colleague here in Cincinnati. He owns The Institute and uses it to provide an objective, balanced and practical resource committed to providing leading edge insight about the evolving opportunities and challenges related to race and business.
I encourage all Villagers to check out the featured article in the November 2007 issue of The Entrepreneurial Thinker entitled, 'Can Mentoring Programs Really Grow Minority Businesses?'.

Are there any other entrepreneurs floating through our village?


Joel said...

I will definitely take a long look at this entry. I am a struggling entrepreneur in a somewhat "hostile" economy for small minority businesses. Most minority businesses not involving hair or child care don't survive around here for long.

Villager said...

Joel - Do you have an online presence for your business? Have you looked into small business incubators in your neck of the woods? I operate one in Cincinnati.

Joel said...

Sorry for the "delay"! :-)

What do you mean by "online presence"? My website is linked to my name in this comment. It's hit at least once a day, but I don't get regular business for my services from it.

I will look at your link. Thanks!

Villager said...

Joel - Ahhh, now I know why I get your emails about Silky Soul Entertainment! It is difficult to grow small businesses, however, it appears that you are serious about doing so. I wish you nothing but success. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help...