On November 16th, we welcomed Amanda Brinkman, Chief Brand Officer for Deluxe Corporation, Renay Dossman, President, Neighborhood Development Center, Tameka Jones, Founder & CEO, Lip Esteem, and Kenya McKnight Ahad, Founder, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, to the stage for a candid discussion about the hurdles and roadblocks that black and brown-skinned entrepreneurs face in their quest to build a business. The stories from Small Business Revolution Season 6 and the stories shared by the panel were both a wake-up call and inspiring for the audience. The common theme was to begin with relationships. If you want to make a difference for diverse businesses, patronize them. Utilize your gifts and experience to help elevate businesses. Teach, train, engage.