Tar Heel Talk: May 1st, 2016

Topic: Beyu Caffe/Economic Development

Guests: Dorian Bolden, Founder/CEO Beyu Caffe
             Farad Ali, President/CEO The Institute
             Brett Chambers, Creator of Brett’s Open Mic

May is National Small Business Month so we’re focusing on one local small business that’s making a huge impact in the community. Beyu Caffe located in downtown Durham, is a coffee shop, bar, restaurant and jazz club all rolled into one location. It’s owner, Dorian Bolden, is also a mentor to young entrepreneurs.

According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.  And small businesses  create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.