Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

March 9 Workshop Helps African American Businesses Grow

Posted by Hopeton on March 9, 2011

Attend a presentation to help grow your business, African American Entrepreneurship: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future, at the RISE Conference in Austin at the Bob Bullock Museum on March 10, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This session provides  both a historic look at the development of Black-owned businesses, and the contemporary programs and resources that can help grow Black businesses today and in the future.  Click here to register. The presenters are Dr. Juliet E. K. Walker and Hopeton Hay.

Hopeton Hay

Some of the programs covered at the session will include:

  • Taking advantage of government procurement programs targeting minority and women-owned businesses
  • Selling to Corporate America: Utilizing minority supplier development councils

Dr. Walker is Director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship, and Technology at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The History of Black Business in America.  Hopeton is Manager of the University of Texas System Historically Underutilized Business Technical Assistance Program. He  is also chairman of the Texas NAACP Economic Development Committee and author of the report, The Economic Conditions of African Americans in the State of Texas.


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