Zoom Meeting: Resources for Minority Business Owners

Starting or growing a young business can be challenging, but minority owners often face unique barriers to success. The Mankato Chapter of One Million Cups has put together a panel of people with experience working with and in diverse communities.

During a virtual discussion, we will highlight key resources available to small minority-owned businesses. With a panel of minority owners, a consultant, and financial experts, a range of perspectives will be shared. The discussion will be guided by Lisa Cownie, Editor of CONNECT Business Magazine. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Any business owner striving to be successful during these unsettling times will benefit from the program.


  • Ahmad Kiblawi, owner of the Shawarmania Mediterranean Grill
  • Nancy Goodwin, owner of Goodwin Consulting & SBDC Business Consultant
  • Linda Wallace, Senior Financial Accountant/ Revolving Loan Fund Assistant; Region Nine Development Commission
  • Pam Bishop, Vice President of Economic Development, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
Moderator: Lisa Cownie, Editor, CONNECT Business Magazine
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