On this episode we hear a panel discussing starting a minority-owned business. We also talk about what we’re reading.
- Katie read Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (her earlier book, Bone Gap, and it reminded Abby of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
- Abby read Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates
Next we hear a recording of a panel that spoke at the Northside library in November. The presentation focused on starting a minority-owned business. Panelists included:
- Quinton Harrell, moderator (Founder & CEO of Heritage United Builders, and co-owner of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine food truck)
- Hollie Lee (City of Charlottesville’s Minority Business Program & Economic Development)
- Stephen Davis (The Community Investment Collaborative, ie. CIC )
- Yolunda Harrell (CEO New Hill Development Corp. and co-owner of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine food truck)
- Zoie Smith (City of Charlottesville’s Minority Business Program & Economic Development)
- CIC Entrepreneur Workshop
- ACE Grant
- Business Equity Fund
- Bank On of Greater Charlottesville
- Fountain Fund
- Leadership 101 by John C. Maxwell
- The E Myth by Brian Gerber
Attendees got the chance to learn from an expert panel about an array of existing and emerging resources to help build the foundation and the relationships that make a business a success.
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