In this episode of the “Insights” podcast, we talk with Rustum Southwell, the founding CEO of the Black Business Initiative (BBI) which has developed a national reputation for its work with the black business community and has expanded its mandate to serve all of Atlantic Canada.
Rustum was recently inducted into the N.S. Business Hall of Fame and named one of Canada’s most influential black leaders. Through BBI’s counsel, training programs and financial support, several hundred black businesses have been created since its inception 25 years ago. This podcast provides an inside understanding of the initiatives and programs used by BBI to support and develop black businesses in our region.
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The “Insights” podcast combines the experiences of an economist, David Campbell, and a social scientist, Don Mills, to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, promote data-driven decision-making among policymakers, and encourage a wider dialogue and debate leading to greater prosperity for the region.
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