Green Card Entrepreneur Voices
How-To Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants
“Green Card ENTREPRENEUR Voices: How-To Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants” is a collection of essays and narratives from twenty immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs living in Minnesota. The storytellers come from nineteen different countries and describe their childhoods, the reasons they left their homes, their first moments in this new land, and the ways they contribute to it. They’ve built multi-million dollar companies and founded community arts organizations, they’ve developed products that support their home country communities and have designed new organizations in the US based on their own cultural traditions, they are social entrepreneurs and large company founders and everything in between.
Written in their own words, these stories offer insight into immigrant entrepreneur expertise: how they did it, why they did it, and what they learned in the process.”
Immigrants are among the most entrepreneurial individuals in our nation. They create new companies, provide jobs, and contribute to the American economic landscape.
This book, and the accompanying video narratives, highlights their contributions, and is an inspirational resource and how-to guide for anyone who has the desire to know what it takes to succeed as an (immigrant) entrepreneur in our nation.
Written by 20 Minnesota immigrant entrepreneurs
Andres A. Parra • Tomme Beevas • Caterina Cerano • Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale • Bo Thao-Urabe • Dario Mejia • José Figueroa • Marcia Malzahn • Ruhel Islam • Vikas Narula • Tashitaa Tufaa • Veronica Quillien • Mary Ann & Sergio Quiroz • Batul Walji • Wanny Huynh • Trung Pham• Hassan Syed • Amara Kamara
Format: Paperback, 156 pages, 6 x 9 inches