Haitian Business Owners thrive with resources: Workshop and Loans in Salisbury

Local Haitian Business Owners Connected with Resources Through Small Business Workshop

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and 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, the need for such a group as the HBA was evident.

During the workshop, participants learned about gaining access to capital, grant opportunities, and technical support. Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE), a nonprofit organization, has allocated $150,000 in funding to provide loans ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for Haitian business owners on the shore. By building trust within the community and showing that resources are available to support them, organizations like MCE aim 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 about more than just being their own boss. It offers them a new sense of freedom, allowing them to better provide for their families, become more independent, and achieve financial freedom. Organizations like Maryland Capital Enterprises offer technical assistance, counseling

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