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Underrepresented entrepreneurs in Minnesota

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It's tough out there for a business owner. It's even tougher for business owners from underrepresented communities.

Recent numbers show that in Minnesota, nearly 10 percent of the state's small businesses are minority-owned.

MPR News host Angela Davis sat down with Dr. Bruce Corrie, who studies the economic impacts of minorities and immigrants in the Twin Cities, and a local business owner who can share advice for future entrepreneurs.

Guests:

Dr. Bruce Corrie, director of St. Paul's Department of Planning and Economic Development

Aneela Idnani, co-founder of HabitAware, a Minneapolis-based tech startup that develops a smart awareness tracker called Keen.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.