119. Big Ideas for Small Business
119. Big Ideas for Small Business

In 2018, chef Tunde Wey opened a Nigerian pop-up in February at the Roux Carré food court, where he served a box lunch, but asked white customers to pay $30 and black customers to pay $12. At IdeasCity New Orleans, Wey and collaborator Hermione Malone, executive director of the Good Work Network, led a workshop on equity and creativity through an entrepreneurial lens.

Sixty percent of the New Orleans population is African-American and owns roughly 30% of small businesses. However, those businesses earn just 2% of all receipts. Good Work Network offers an array of resources for minority- and women-owned businesses in order to combat that gap and achieve an inclusive and equitable economy of diverse entrepreneurs with access to what they need to succeed.

Organizers: Tunde Wey and Hermione Malone
Year: 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Image Credit: Deji Osinulu

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