Financing Baltimore’s Small Businesses: A Progress Report
Originally published by WYPR. Listen to the full interview here.
Baltimore is home to approximately 50,000 small businesses, more than half of which are minority owned. What do those businesses need to sustain themselves and to grow? What do entrepreneurs who dream of establishing their own companies need to get started?
A new report prepared by Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative looks at financing small business in Baltimore. Today, a conversation with the authors of that report, about how we can help small business flourish, and how we can attract more companies to plant roots in Charm City.
Tom’s guests today are former Treasury Department official Mary Miller, now a senior fellow with The 21st Century Cities Initiative; the program’s executive director, Ben Seigel; and Meridian Management Group president, CEO and co- founder Stanley Tucker, who specializes in financing minority and women owned firms.