Daniel Smith, The Porter House KC

Daniel Smith, The Porter House KC co-founder and principal | Via The Porter House KC/Facebook

This week's episode of the Business Brief podcast features a pair of stories about efforts to support entrepreneurs from communities typically underrepresented among business founders.

First, Daniel Smith, a co-founder of The Porter House KC, joins the podcast to discuss his organization's efforts to support businesses built from scratch.

Then, Amina Abdul-Malik, the investment director for the St. Louis nonprofit WePower, talks about challenges that underrepresented entrepreneurs face in times of high inflation.

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Sigi Ris is a reporter for Missouri Business Alert. She is a junior studying Journalism and Political Science at the University of Missouri, and is originally from The Woodlands, Texas. Previously, Sigi worked for MUTV23 News.


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