In Our Words (Episode 7)

In today’s episode, Rajon Hall is joined by Anthony Kazee and Phillip Bennett to talk about patience, discipline, growth mindset, authenticity, and networking that are essential to entrepreneurship and success.  Kazee is a real-estate entrepreneur, while Bennett is a business coach who has worked with clients all over the world. Both men have a wealth […]

In Our Words (Episode 6)

Are you a family-oriented business & community-minded individual? Do you believe that faith in the higher power has created opportunities you could never foresee? Are you challenged by your faith within connection to your business? On this week’s podcast, Rajon sits down with Albert Walker and Bobby Drake. Albert Walker is the owner of Imago dei […]

In Our Words (Episode 5)

Are you an aspiring barbershop owner? Are looking for insight on how to begin the process? Rajon interviews two Wisconsin business owners, Chris Kimbrough and Walter Matthews. Chris Kimbrough is the owner of Starz Barbershop in Green Bay. Chris owns and operates three barbershop locations, with his last grand opening on the UWGB campus. Starz […]

In Our Words (Episode 4)

Do you feel that you have a personal purpose to serve and be visible to your community? This week Rajon sits down for a conversation with Samantha Collier and Arletta Allen. Samantha Collier is the Executive Director of TeamTeal365. Samantha is an educator, healer, and advocate. TeamTeal365 has a mission to empower and educate sexual […]

In Our Words (Episode 3)

Are you interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor and owning your own practice? Dr. Kadihjia Kelly of Stars Counseling (Appleton) has been working in the field of counseling since 2018. Dr. Kelly’s expertise is working with self-Identified Black/African American clients focusing on Critical Race Theory and Racial Fatigue. Welcome Dr. kelly Meet Dr. Monique […]

In Our Words (Episode 2)

Are you interested in learning what it takes to start your own nonprofit agency? Interested in becoming a successful business owner, who sells their own merchandise? In this episode, Rajon speaks with Robin Scott, Executive Director of We All Rise African American Resource Center, and J. Riley, a small business owner. Robin is the Executive […]

In Our Words (Episode 1)

Welcome to the premiere of In Our Words podcast. The goal of this podcast is to see a more holistic view of African-American entrepreneurs in the state of Wisconsin. We seek to gain understanding of challenges faced and overcome by Black business owners, while also providing success stories and strategies implemented along the way that […]

August 25, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 3)

Summary In the final session on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses “how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem”. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 3, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

August 18, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 2)

Summary In part two of a three-part series on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses the “what” of entrepreneurship in economic development. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 2, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

August 11, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 1)

Summary In part one of a three-part series on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses the “why” of entrepreneurship in economic development. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 1, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series  

WIndicators Volume 4, Number 2: Nonemployer Businesses & Diversity

Nonemployer establishments, sole proprietorships and partnerships without any paid employees, are an important part of the country’s economy. As of 2018, they made up a large and quickly growing share of businesses in the United States at 77% of the total while the other 23% of establishments were employer businesses [1]. Given that nonemployer establishments […]

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