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Keyna Noguiera Cook (right) and Tim Guthrie (left) of Casa Brasil in Highland Park Keyna Noguiera Cook (right) and Tim Guthrie (left) of Casa Brasil in Highland Park

Entrepreneur Highlight: Keyla Nogueira Cook, Casa Brasil

This February, we’re highlighting black entrepreneurs from our community to share more about their passions, talent, drive, hard work, and continued efforts to realize their entrepreneurial visions with our wider regional audience. Keyla Nogueira Cook…

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Kerry-Ann Flowers, entrepreneur of of K. Flowers Designs posing for a photo on a Pittsburgh city street Kerry-Ann Flowers, entrepreneur of of K. Flowers Designs posing for a photo on a Pittsburgh city street

Entrepreneur Highlight: K. Flowers Designs, LLC

This February, we’re highlighting black entrepreneurs from our community to share more about their passions, talent, drive, hard work, and continued efforts to realize their entrepreneurial visions with our wider regional audience. Kerry-Ann Flowers has…

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Q&A with former SBA Administrator Karen Mills

Bob Stein, Executive Director of the IEE, had a chance to interview former SBA Administrator Karen Mills on topics related to her role and her thoughts on small business support and development during this pandemic.…

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The Gift of Time

Looking for the positive for your family business in the midst of a pandemic By Shelley Taylor, IEE Family Business Consultant Here in Pennsylvania non-essential businesses, or non-lifesaving businesses, have been told to close their…

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