Reflections and Lessons

The SMART trip is almost over and in a few hours, we will be leaving New Orleans. It’s been a long week of interviews and finding strategies that best fit our client’s objective. Each member of the team can attest to the fact that it has been a learning experience. Here are a few lessons from […]

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Day 9: The Role of Academia in Entrepreneurship Development

Today, our team met with Southern University’s College of Business and Law School to learn more about the role each institution plays in supporting the community’s economic and entrepreneurial development. Dean Don Andrews of Southern University’s College of Business emphasized the importance of developing human capital in fostering entrepreneurship in the community. In recent years, SU […]

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Day 1: Ready.Set.Go.

Fingers crossed…Legs twitching… Beaming Smiles…Ready Minds It’s the first day of our SMART project and as we prepare to speak with entrepreneurs, non profit leaders and policy makers in the community, we are both excited and nervous about the responses we will receive from this community. The previous night, our team brainstormed potential leading questions […]

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