Durham-area business owners got the chance to have some face-time with the head of the U-S Minority Business Development Agency.
Robin Costello is a Vice President at Piedmont Investment Advisors. The company is 10 years old managing three-and-a-half billion dollars in investments.
Robin Costello: "The corporate."
David Hinson: "We’re working on it."
Robin Costello: "It’s hard."
Costello was at the Duke Fuqua School of Business speaking with David Hinson - National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency. Hinson says the Obama Administration knows the struggles of small businesses. Hinson touted a new initiative called “Start Up America” – it’s an alliance to encourage the private sector to help smaller entrepreneurial ventures grow. Hinson encouraged today’s group to think big and global.