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Drury University’s Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host its first Minority Entrepreneurship Conference on Oct. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trustee Science Center.
The conference will provide an opportunity for minority entrepreneurs to learn basic entrepreneurship skills, hear about contracting with the government and specific funding opportunities and network with other entrepreneurs and professionals that can help with their businesses.
“The addition of the Minority Entrepreneurship Conference is a natural fit with our mission both at the Edward Jones Center and Drury at large,” said Kelley Still, executive director of the EJC.
“Our relationships with the minority community Read the rest of this entry »
Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to create jobs and wealth. The author of the linked article below, and those quoted within the article, agree with this philosophy.
We have chosen to highlight the following section as it encompasses our philosophy on entrepreneurial education and economic enhancement:
Michael D. Woodard, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Woodard and Associates and the author of Black Entrepreneurs in America: Stories of Struggle and Success, believes [historically black colleges and universities] would be remiss if they do not provide a curriculum on entrepreneurship.
“The most effective way for one generation to transfer wealth to the next generation is to engage in entrepreneurial activities,” Woodard says.
“Entrepreneurship is one way of providing jobs in the African-American community,” adds Woodard, noting that many minority-owned businesses have staffs that are over 50 percent non-White. Read the rest of this entry »