Brianna Dennis has been doing community work since early 2013. She graduated from Berea College in Kentucky and went on to pursue her masters at Case Western Reserve University. Her formal training is in social work but she has found a way to incorporate her love of serving people and her love of building community through her work with small businesses. She has been working with small businesses to fill their labor shortages as well as creating and implementing training programs for new employees. Brianna successfully founded her own full spectrum Doula business serving the state of Ohio. She has also trained new doulas and assisted them in starting their own businesses. Brianna also co-founded two other small businesses which operate in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.