July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

“The economic potential of small businesses in rural America is far-reaching and has the potential to be a significant contributor to the country’s sustained economic growth.” - Amazon

While this may be the case, there are significant barriers entrepreneurs in rural environments face, some of which include access to capital, connectivity and labor.

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions by an expert panel, including members from the USDA and SCORE Mentor Kent Adams, who specializes in assisting rural business owners.

About the Presenter(s)

Kent Adams

• Experienced in Agriculture and regenerative operations include water, carbon sequestration, and carbon credits. • Experienced in packaged goods marketing including OTC, Skin Care, Personal Care, and first aid. • Experienced in industrial adhesives, cleaner, and specialty chemical products direct to large users and through distribution. • Work in SCOPE 2 and SCOPE 3 carbon analysis....

Dr. Karama Neal - Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Karama Neal served as president of a nonprofit community development loan fund and financial development, promoting economic mobility in rural Arkansas and Mississippi.

Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Tammi Neville - USDA

Tammi started with NIFA in October 2021 as a Program Specialist for the USDA Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Program.

SBIR Program Specialist, USDA
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