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Review for Diversity Business Resource Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Diversity Business Resource Center (DBRC) has been and continues to be an invaluable resource to me. As a small, minority and woman-owned business, I have seen many barriers that make starting, sustaining or growing a business very difficult. DBRC has offered many resources to me and other local entrepreneurs which I believe are not available through any other organization. I met the DBRC Director, Christina Jumba, by chance at an event we both attended (approximately 4.5 yrs.ago). Christina explained the minority certification process to me and urged me to pursue it. Most importantly, she explained why certification could have a positive impact on my bottom line. She was right! My business, Vital Signs, has experienced rapid growth and is thriving. The Native American/Woman Owned certification that I obtained, played a significant role in that growth. Further, I have been able to act on networking and educational events that DBRC consistently offers to it's clients. Most small businesses (I am no exception), have a "shoestring" budget and do not have additional funds to afford educational classes that might ensure the success of their business. Utilizing DBRC without charge, may be the only resource that many entrepreneurs can afford to access. I appreciate the opportunities that the Diversity Business Resource Center has afforded me. I appreciate what I have been able to learn and apply to my business thanks to DBRC. Christina Jumba offers a personal and consultative approach to each of DBRC's clients. I see the relationship that I have established with her/DBRC as a working partnership. It is refreshing to have an advocate really listen to my needs, requests or concerns and then act on them in an effort to help me and my business. The Diversity Business Resource Center is an organization that every minority or woman entrepreneur should utilize at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my financial bottom line; my ability to run my business better;and increased business contacts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personalized attention and genuine help I have received.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

one person, Christina Jumba, who does the work of an entire staff of people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach and assist a larger number of minority/women entrepreneurs.

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Role:  Client Served & I have received an amazing amount of help from DBRC!.