Minority Business Development Conference

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) will be hosting a Minority Business Development Conference this spring. This FREE conference is geared toward minority business owners in southern Minnesota. Topics include legal advice, marketing trends, franchising tips, and tax information. Lunch is included. Attendees may choose the location most convenient for them to attend: April 18 in Austin or May 9 in Mankato.

Find more information at smifoundation.org/prosperity. Contact Chad Poitra at 507.214.7011 or chadp@smifoundation.org with questions about the conference or the Prosperity Initiative.

About the Prosperity Initiative

The Prosperity Initiative was designed as a Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation pilot project to provide education and business resources to minority business owners and educate resource partners of the barriers and opportunities these individuals encounter. Prosperity Initiative clients receive support from professional business coaches, technical assistance, and other services to help turn business dreams into reality.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $106 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 31 years. SMIF’s key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.

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