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Small and Minority Business Funding Options

A forum presented by the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce


Gates Common Room
third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library) (map)



Starting a new business or trying to expand your current small business? Wondering what opportunities and resources are available for minority-owned businesses?  This informative panel discussion will help identify practical resources and methods for securing the funds you need.

Keynote speaker Karl Dakin will lead the conversation, joined by regional entrepreneurs who will share their own funding success stories.  Karl Dakin is the executive director of Regis University’s John J. Sullivan Endowed Chair for Free Enterprise. He is the owner of Karl Dakin LLC where he shares his knowledge and experience as a speaker, writer and educator. As a small business advocate, he works to help businesses start and grow. He is a co-founder and the chief executive officer for DaVinci Quest, an innovation management company that manages technology commercialization, acts as a licensing agent and engages in economic development projects. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session in which you can explore specific questions of interest. Regardless of where you stand politically, there can be no question about the critical role of all small and minority business people in helping to create a more vibrant and healthy economy. Students and members of the public who are interested in business topics will also enjoy this forum. 

The participation fee for this series is $15.00 for The Black Chamber members and their guests. Admission is payable at the door at the event. Students will be admitted FREE!

Small and Minority Business Funding Options
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee:
    • $15 general public
    • $0 for students
  • Tickets: available at the door
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