CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -NewBo Metropolis Market in Cedar Rapids held an occasion to spotlight Black distributors on Saturday. LaSheila Yates first arrange a visitor sales space at NewBo over the summer season for her small enterprise, West Sandy Bayou Handcrafted Candles and More.
However whereas she was there…she observed a variety of empty stalls. “And so my thought was properly how about we work out a solution to get extra black distributors in?” says Yates.
NewBo Metropolis Market workers favored her concept of highlighting Black entrepreneurs, and so forth Saturday, 18 Black-business homeowners obtained the possibility to arrange store contained in the market.
“I perceive the plight of being an entrepreneur and proudly owning a small enterprise, and I wished to guarantee that others that regarded like me have the chance,” says Yates. She says that chance to promote to prospects face-to-face can provide enterprise homeowners necessary data to study and develop.
It’s serving to distributors like Marcy Roundtree. She often sells her conversation piece jewelry on Facebook.
“Particularly with the local weather of the issues occurring on this planet proper now, to have neighborhood companions attain out and say come on in, black entrepreneurs, lets come collectively and introduce you to the neighborhood,” says Roundtree.
NewBo Metropolis Market is holding an identical occasion on November 14th.
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