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River Valley Black Small Business Panel
September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
African American business owners were one of the hardest hit groups at the beginning of the pandemic, with the number of self-employed people dropping 31% from the first quarter of 2020 to the second. But now, this group is making a comeback. Just over 1.2 million African Americans were self-employed in February 2022, compared to slightly under 1.1 million in February 2020.
Another study found that Black owners have accounted for 26% of all websites created for new businesses since the pandemic began, compared to 15% before. Minority-owned business is on the rise in the River Valley, but there is still much work to do. Network and hear from local small business owners. This is a fre event.
Join our panel as they discuss opportunities and resources.
- Jeanetta Henry, Career Services Coordinator at University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
- Katrina Steward, Owner Miss K’s Dance Bungalow
- Chris Cheny, Cisterna Management LLC
- Denisha Campbell, Owner Sacred Treasure Spa