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From Business Dreams to Reality: Empowering Haitian Entrepreneurs on the Eastern Shore with Resources and Networking Opportunities

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 28, 2024
Local Haitian Business Owners Connected with Resources Through Small Business Workshop

The Haitian Business Association of the Eastern Shore Inc. recently hosted a small business workshop for local Haitian entrepreneurs in Salisbury. With over 25 Haitian businesses in the area, there was a clear need for such an organization to exist. The goal of the HBA is to educate, network, and employ the Haitian community by connecting them to resources like the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

During the workshop, participants learned about gaining access to capital, grant opportunities, and technical support. Many of these entrepreneurs face unique challenges due to language barriers and lack of resources. Organizations like Maryland Capital Enterprises are working to address these needs by providing loans ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for Haitian business owners on the shore.

Maryland Capital Enterprises is a nonprofit organization that has allocated $150,000 in funding specifically for this purpose. By building trust within the community and showing that resources are available to support them, MCE aims to make it easier for Haitian entrepreneurs to achieve their goals and vision for their businesses.

For many of these entrepreneurs, starting a business is more than just being their own boss; it offers them a new sense of freedom that allows them to better provide for their families, become more independent and achieve financial freedom. Organizations like Maryland Capital Enterprises offer technical assistance, counseling and lending options to support these entrepreneurs on their journey towards business success.

The Haitian Business Association plans on hosting more events in the future with the aim of continuing to empower and support the growing Haitian entrepreneurial community in Salisbury.

By Samantha Johnson

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