Akira Morishita is a Senior Management Consultant at Entrepreneurship Program at Communities Unlimited (CU), the Southern RCAP Regional partners, and a CDFI. He works with rural or/and minority-owned small businesses in Southern states, assisting entrepreneurs in developing and implementing solutions to start or/and grow a business while also building their core managerial capacity.
Before joining CU, he worked at, co-started, and co-managed Start-Up ventures in the US, in charge of Operations Management and Accounting Control. Originally from Japan, Akira received his MBA from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and is a US Certified Management Accountant.
Title: Open For Business: Train the Trainer
Day/Time: Wednesday, 8/17 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Part I: The Power of a Network – Launched in 2021 with funding from Wells Fargo and the Siegel Family Endowment, the Open for Business Program brings together the RCAP network’s expertise in growing opportunity and small businesses in rural and tribal communities for more than 40 years.
Join members of the Open for Business working group to learn about how this initiative is helping the RCAP network to scale its expertise in serving rural Native, minority and women-owned businesses to all regions in our network, while building our internal capacity to co-develop and co-deliver training and support across organizations for greater impact.
Part II: How TAPs can get Involved – In part II of this session, TAPs will learn how they can help connect their communities with the Open for Business resources and support.