This week I’m delighted to share this platform with Abel Ebane, the 2022 Board Chair for the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce. Abel shares his insights on how we can better work together to be ever more impactful to the business community. Thanks Abel! Before I turn the mic over to Abel, I have to send a shout-out for the MLS All-Star Game this week. Check out the All-star week events throughout the Twin Cities.
Entrepreneurs need resources to prosper in any space. Minnesota is no exception. Resources are available and a lot of work is being done by Chambers of commerce, for-profit, non-profit organizations, and other entities trying to influence the business ecosystem. Some are successful and others are duplicating efforts. This lack of a streamlined and synergistic approach to resource mobilization creates a big challenge.
At the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to serving Black-owned businesses and their communities through access to education, advocacy, and economic development. Our goal is to maximize the potential of every Black-owned business, large or small, by providing equitable opportunities for growth at every stage.
Our Chamber and the St. Paul Area Chamber are working together to connect businesses to build a more collaborative ecosystem. We believe that when organizations share more about the work they do and their best practices, we can build synergy, mobilize resources for entrepreneurs of color, and create a more vibrant region.
To better help amplify the work being done by entrepreneurs, there needs to be a synergistic approach to the work being done to mobilize resources in Minnesota. Organizations and enterprise leaders need to work hand in hand and leverage the power of numbers to influence outcomes. A simple approach could be to start supporting each other’s efforts, sharing key trainings and best practices, and leveraging each other’s expertise. Let us help in that effort and better connect the great talent in our region!
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