TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - In the last year, the number of minority and women owned businesses rose by 2 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Here in the Big Bend, the community is hoping to build upon that number by bringing together entrepreneurs for networking, advice, and recognition.
Faces of the Big Bend came together in one room to represent the ever changing small business community as the 2016 Minority Enterprise Development Week got underway.
The week is considered North Florida's premier conference for minority entrepreneurs and business owners. The week long event allows business owners to share ideas, network, and build upon minority business development.
Events continue throughout the rest of the week with a series of seminars and workshops focusing on how to improve business practices. To sign up, you have to head to their website here and click the calendar tab.
This year's theme is "Minority Supplier Development: Investing in the Future".