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Small business development center

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Small business development center

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Small business development center
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7126064?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:30:18 +0000 Small business development center Small business development center http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7126064?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WCIA a group here in champaign county is trying to help more women and minority entrepreneurs. it's the county's small business development center. the center offers free consulting and advising for small businesses. w-c-i-a three's bailey bryant is here with us. bailey, officials say they want to recruit a more diverse clientele? ((bailey))the director says they want to reach out to communities that might not know what the center does -- or even that it exists. that came up in a presentation he gave at this week's city council meeting. in it, he talked about demographics -- saying about 21 percent of clients are women -- and about 18 percent are minorities. that's from 20-13 to now. but in the future he says he wants to increase those numbers. and recruiting women and minorities is only part of the picture. don elmore, illinois small business development center director: "the outreach effort isn't specifically targeted at getting just more minority and women owned businesses but to reach out even down to the neighborhood level to make sure that they all have access to our services. so there's going to be a certain amount of overlap." he says he'll reach out to representatives from different community -- so he can be more involved with them. he says people can't reach out if they don't know about the center. so instead, he'll reach out to them. live in the newsroom, bailey





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