Daytona Chamber of Commerce gives method for minority businesses

Sekou Toussaint holds his invention the Trash Caddy, a small device that hooks on a cars hood to hold a trash bag so apartment dwellers can take their trash to a dumpster without putting the bag of trash on the hood or in the car.

DAYTONA Beach — Sekou Toussaint, entrepreneur and inventor of the Trash Caddy, is taking advantage of assets supplied as a result of the Daytona Beach front Regional Chamber of Commerce to improve his company model.

Chamber president Nancy Keefer said the Daytona Business enterprise United Minority Scholarship system is dedicating $27,000 in funding to help minority-owned organizations. 

The plan focuses on education, mentorship and engagement. 

“It’s a method where we acquire in minority company proprietors by a two-yr immersion into enterprise,” said Keefer. “They’re presently in company, they presently have a license, but they may not truly know how to improve the business enterprise.”

Individuals are partnered with prosperous consultants in the area.

“We perform with our Little Business enterprise Improvement Heart on the teaching and session piece of it.,” stated Keefer. “All of our individuals meet up with with a marketing consultant to converse about their small business plans. They explore how they set up ambitions, how to place some metrics in area to support judge if they are productive and the place they have any weaknesses. If they have a weak point in advertising, we’ll discover a promoting agent.”