To target potential company owners in the Black Community, five education and entrepreneurial programmes have joined forces.
Over 200 individuals have registered for this Black in Business event. Many of the speakers are here to speak with the intention of assisting individuals, particularly those in the Black community, in starting their businesses.
At the Black in Business discussion on the Savannah State campus, hundreds are expected.
Four Black business owners will speak on the advantages and difficulties of starting a business from scratch at the beginning of the event.
Kewaan Drayton, one of tonight’s speakers, who owns a film and theater company and is also a part of SCORE, a business mentorship program, helped put on the event.
Afterward, people in the audience can ask each panelist questions.
He says Black people often have to face obstacles in starting a business and hearing from seasoned business owners can go a long way.
It’s very challenging. It was an on going grind but just with maximizing resources and just having a clear understanding as to who the people are in your community that can actually help you and help you get from the ground all the way up to just taking that first step, that was something that was big for me so it’s very important that other people understand that.”
Organizations will also provide resources for people who come out and want to start their own business. The event goes from 6 to 8 and it is free.
- Forum on Black Business takes place at Savannah State University
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