Jun 4, 2018
Amelia Lobo is an all-in advocate for women and immigrants who aspire to be small business owners. She has underwritten loans to new small business owners in NYC and trained Latinas in Iowa in how to open and expand a business. She has grappled with the limitations of the federal Small Business Administration and wants nonprofits to advocate for systems changes to better serve their communities. Amelia has seen first-hand how Latino-owned small businesses have transformed the viability of Main Streets in rural communities. Even so, the rhetoric in this country about immigrants has become so poisonous that immigrant owners are rethinking their investments. You will be moved and amazed by the stories of people who have made their businesses work!