Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit this August as we join the nation in celebrating National Black Business Month. Throughout this month-long observance, we pay tribute to the incredible achievements of black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, who have made a profound impact on our communities and economy. Among the approximately 124,551 black-owned businesses, an impressive 28.5% (35,547) of these enterprises thrive within the Health Care and Social Assistance sector, according to the U.S Census Bureau. This statistic showcases the significant contributions of black entrepreneurs, reflecting one of the highest percentages across all minority groups. As we honor innovation, dedication, and resilience, let’s also take this opportunity to explore the diverse range of products and services offered by these businesses. Kimberly Harrington is a DPS graduate and 2018 City Spirit of Detroit Award recipient, who owns Phlebotomy Express Training Centers. The company’s mission is to provide high quality training and certification in Phlebotomy so that the recipients can advance and make a difference in the world. Harrington is dedicated to giving opportunities to individuals who have the desire to achieve and have the desire to become leading and productive citizens in society. To learn more about her business and other MWF clients, visit the Shop Our Clients’ Businesses – Michigan Women Forward (miwf.org)

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