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20 Days: Doubling Down on Blue Blood Hustle

“Be The Change You Wish to See in The World” — Mahatma Ghand

Knox St. Studios, formerly AB Studios

I was 2 years old when the Ghandi film was released, and was 7 years old when I sat down with my parents to watch the film. I remember vividly the compassion and sense of urgency that Ghandi harnessed to change the lives of his fellow country men and women against the factors that were restricting their ability to live their best life. Let me be the first to say, I’m not a Ghandi — however I do embrace the sense of urgency that he did to organize change and drive resources to the issues of the day. The issue of our day is the lack of support to create and sustain thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine there are between 25 million and 27 million small businesses in the U.S. that account for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs. And, a recent study by Paychex, says that small businesses produce 13 times more patents that larger firms {Fortune Magazine}. It is up to us to reinvest in ourselves and our business community to create generational wealth and a fertile ground for years to come.

Over the next 20 posts I will be adding a story per day that demonstrate the need for us to reinvest in us. Please tune in and support our project.

Your contribution will help us create our state of the art learning + innovation studio in the heart of Durham’s Walltown Community! Through your contribution, we will offer programs that focus on Small Business & Economic Development & (building business, sustainability, funding) Home Ownership and Retention, Technical Education (e.g., Coding, Blockchain), Artrepreneurship, and many others. This will be a place to think, learn, and grow!

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