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Forward thinking: The Long Island Minority Small Business Survey will provide valuable data on current challenges, according to Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce President Phil Andrews.
Minority report: A full-scale survey of the region’s minority-owned businesses is underway.
The Long Island Association, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce and the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have joined forces (once again) for the Long Island Minority Small Business Survey, designed to help regional rainmakers better understand the unique challenges facing the Island’s minority-owned enterprises and better equip them to succeed. Building on previous initiatives uniting the LIA, the LIAACC and the LIHCC, the online survey – conducted pro-bono by Long Island University’s Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis – is scheduled to accept responses through Oct. 13 (in English and en español).
The more feedback the better, according to Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce President Phil Andrews, who predicted the eventual evolution of new business-assistance programing tailored to the unique requirements of Island-based minority business owners. “This data will help our organizations … assess how we can design our programs to meet their specific needs and ensure their success in our communities,” Andrews added.