By nature, Africans seem to have entrepreneurial spirits, but when they arrive here as immigrants, starting their own businesses is far more challenging than many expected. Mohamed Gurhan knows because after many years of struggle, he and his brother run two livery services in two New England states. One of them, Pelican Transportation, is in Manchester, New Hampshire. His successful business has made it possible to hire many fellow African immigrants as drivers and staff, but Mohamed wants to give more back to his community by creating this nonprofit, Africans United of New England.
Here he can offer educational opportunities and share his hard-won experience in workshops about how start to your own business. Check this website regularly for more.
You can also click here to read a post from Project Bazia about finding your business niche.
Africans United of New England was incorporated in 2016 in Maine as a 501-3c nonprofit dedicated to the mission of doing exactly what its name says: uniting African immigrants in all of the New England states so that they can share their experience and energy creating success for all of those Africans who are new here and for generations to come. America is a melting pot, but we do not want to lose the "flavor" of where we came from. We want our children to remember the lands of their parents and grandparents at the same time that they become successful citizens of the United States. For the past twenty years, a wave of immigrants from all over the world have sought refuge here for many reasons, but we believe that all Africans share common bonds and similar problems. If we unite, we can solve those problems with our expertise and our numbers. Stay tuned to hear more of our plan! Click here to meet our chairman!