The Making It! Institute 
For The Advancement of Business 

Mission Statement


To provide education, inspiration, and expert guidance to present and future small business owners. With an emphasis on minorities, women, and underserved communities, we accomplish this through live events, peer to peer learning, and electronic media.

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"For the United States to survive and continue its economic and political leadership in the world, we must see entrepreneurship as our central comparative advantage...We either support and nurture increasingly entrepreneurial activities in all aspects of our society and around the globe or run the very real risk that we wil become progressively irrelevant on the world stage and suffer economically at home."

Carl J. Schramm

President, The Kauffman Foundation

Author of The Entrepreneurial imperative