BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Louisiana Minority Business Agency and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women have signed an agreement to help women achieve generational wealth with their communities.

“People have businesses but they don’t know what resources are available to help them grow their business, so the series will focus on certifying them,” said Courtney Hunt, president of 100 Black Women Metropolitan Baton Rouge.

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) says it provides people with everything they need.

The agency’s Charletta Fortson says entrepreneurship isn’t just about running a business, it’s about creating sustainable financial backing.

“The programs we are going to focus on are succession planning, what do I need to do from a legal standpoint to ensure that my business can survive after I leave? We are not just looking to create entrepreneurs who are self-employed, we are looking for entrepreneurs who will start businesses to become self-employed,” said Charletta Fortson, Executive Director of MBDA.

The organizations are launching a series in August that will highlight how people can acquire these resources. Events will include sessions on loans, tax planning and succession planning.

For more information, contact the MBDA Center at (225) 771-4359.

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