Webinar: Refugee Jobs Agenda: Enterpreneurship Offers Employment Pathways
August 3

Refugees have left everything behind, including successful businesses. Now in their new communities, many refugees are fueled by their entrepreneurial spirit, and eager to reestablish their business or create a new one. Refugee entrepreneurs have the potential to make significant economic contributions, but there are a number of barriers to overcome before the full potential of these newcomers can be realized. Forward-thinking communities that recognize the barriers faced by newcomer entrepreneurs, including a lack of familiarity with the business culture, lack of professional networks and limited access to resources, can effectively respond
to foster successful start-ups among the refugee entrepreneur population.

Kajal Sanghrajka, an immigrant entrepreneur herself, knows first-hand the challenges and barriers newcomers face when starting and growing a business. Her current research has explored the challenges and solutions available to immigrant entrepreneurs across 8 cities. Join Kajal in a discussion with representatives from two organizations that are successfully supporting newcomer entrepreneurs realize their business dreams: Scadding Court Community Centre’s Business Out of a Box model in Toronto and CAMBA Small Business Services in New York. Learn how each model is meeting the needs of newcomer entrepreneurs through breaking down barriers and using innovative solutions to jump start business success for newcomers.

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