For immigrants like Esther, starting a business in Minnesota can be a challenge. Finding financing and learning to navigate unfamiliar legal and tax issues present unique barriers to foreign-born entrepreneurs. Fortunately for Esther, she connected with Minnesota Africans United through one of its Small Business Training sessions.
After hearing her story, MAU CEO Mr. Basil Ajuo suggested she connect with Women Venture, a nonprofit helping women entrepreneurs. Esther was skeptical at first but trusted MAU and its standing in the local African community. Following MAU’s advice, Esther found financing and mentorship through Women Venture that has enabled her business Kare Healthcare Staffing to not only survive but thrive. Esther now employs 25 nurses who can flex to meet urgent healthcare staffing needs in the Twin Cities.
By donating to Minnesota Africans United on Give to the Max Day, you can help African entrepreneurs create the jobs and revenue that are essential to Minnesota’s economy. An investment in MAU is an investment in our state!