The “$1M Challenge For Minority Entrepreneurs” is a Shark Tank-style competition launched by Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) in partnership with the City of St. Paul to support early-stage minority-owned businesses that have potential for high growth.
Meda’s Mini-MBA program offers help through the second stage of growth Black business ownership is experiencing major growth. According to the Minority 2018 Small Business Trends survey, the number of Black-owned small businesses in the U.S. has increased by 400 from 2017 to 2018. And, in Minnesota, businesses owned by people of color are […]
After opening Olu’s Home, Inc. in 1999, Gloria Freeman knew she had found her calling: helping people live their best potential life and leaving a legacy for her family.
Minnesota minority business owners and the partners, volunteers and community leaders who support their work, will be honored at Meda’s 47th annual recognition meeting at the Walker Art Center.
As class lets out, North Minneapolis’ Patrick Henry High’s hallways, like any school’s, teem wall to wall with chaotic vitality, the boisterous signature of spirited teenagers. It isn’t just any school, though, not one that meets the mainstream notion of wholesome boys and girls being boys and girls, which makes all the difference in the world. Society […]
Second of two parts There are nearly three million U.S. Black-owned businesses, according to the latest U.S. Census data, generating an estimated $150 billion in annual revenues and providing 3.5 million jobs. These businesses continue to lag behind the average U.S. non-Black-owned business, but there are promising efforts underway to redress that lag, at least […]