Startup Junkie Hosts Workshops for Minority Business Owners

The virtual events will focus on digital marketing and challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs.

Woman raises hand in a crowd at a workshop

Startup Junkie is presenting two virtual seminars next week aimed at Black and Brown business owners. 

A three-part series called The New Journey of Black Entrepreneurship kicks off Feb. 23 with a webinar hosted by Alvin Singh, a program associate with the Startup Junkie Foundation, Kiva NWA Hub. Kiva provides access to zero percent microloans for disadvantaged borrowers in Northwest Arkansas.

Singh is also a business owner who has authored an entrepreneur guide book for Black entrepreneurs and runs his own online product business. During the virtual seminar, he will highlight challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs, and offer business planning ideas, management solutions and funding advice. He will also discuss NWA area resources to assist entrepreneurs at no cost.

On Feb. 24, a virtual workshop aimed at Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs will focus on the fundamentals of digital marketing. Participants will learn about the principles and tools of digital marketing that can help them grow their business.

Business strategist Alfonso Victoria will lead the presentation, which is called Fundamentos de Digital Marketing. Victoria helps small businesses identify new opportunities and thrive in challenging environments, using a variety of approaches including training, coaching and practical learning. He has facilitated workshops for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Economic Development Center in Washington D.C. 

Both of the free virtual events begin at noon and will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required. Details are available here