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Minnesota Africans United, in Partnership with SCORE Twin Cities, is excited to announce a 10-week series of trainings for African diaspora small businesses. During the first five weeks, the trainings are focused on basic start-ups, business concepts, creating a marketing plan, financial projection and funding sources. The last five weeks will focus on developing one-to-one mentorship relationships and helping trainees develop a business plan. The final session will focus on a networking and celebration event at a soon-to-be open branch of Bremer Bank in the Midway neighborhood in St. Paul.

Trainings start on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:30pm CST via Zoom. Trainings will be held every Monday during this time, through the week of December 6. 2021.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 24, 2021

Interested in starting a new venture or business? This program is for you!


Graduates from this program, would be recognized for their excellence in completing this training course and their business plans and would earn certificates and attend a networking session along with Bremer Bank and other successful Business. This event is being sponsored in part by Bremer Bank. 


Phase I:  Empowering Small Business Owners with the requisite knowledge

September 27, 2021, 07:00 PM

October 4, 2021 | 07:00 PM

October 11, 2021|  07:00 PM

October 18, 2021 |  07:00 PM

October 25, 2021 |  07:00 PM


Phase II:  Small Business Owners resources & technical help

November 8, 2021 | 07:00 PM

November 15, 2021 | 07:00 PM

November 22, 2021|  07:00 PM

November 29, 2021 | 07:00 PM

December 6, 2021 |  07:00 PM

About MAU

Minnesota Africans United (MAU) is serving as the coalition of African immigrants in Minnesota that is centered on closing the opportunity gaps in education, healthcare, the economy, and employment, with the mission of creating awareness and increasing access to resources for African communities. Visit Minnesota Africans United at and follow @MNAfricansUnited on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  

Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE's 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to 1,500+ communities nationwide, creating 29,681 new businesses and 67,706 non-owner jobs in 2019 alone. Visit SCORE at Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

For information about your local SCORE office, Visit Twin Cities online at

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