During the conversation, participants emphasized the importance of access to affordable capital, which would enable local businesses like Delaware Limo to secure bank loans and fuel their growth. Elorm Ahiamadjie, Delaware Limo’s Co-founder and CEO, and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, shared his aspirations for additional funding to create more job opportunities and enable his company to contribute more to both the community and its employees.
The group also delved into the urgent need to modernize and reauthorize the Small Business Administration (SBA), which has remained unchanged since 2000. Senator Coons expressed his dedication to championing the reauthorization of the SBA and supporting SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives – another vital resource for entrepreneurs.
As both host and participant, Ahiamadjie expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with Senator Coons and fellow business leaders. He said, “I’m grateful for this unique platform that allowed us to discuss our experiences and aspirations for our businesses, and I’m excited to see the positive impact these discussions can have on small businesses in our community.”
The unconventional roundtable at Delaware Limo proved to be a successful and engaging event, uniting Delaware business leaders for an insightful conversation about the future of small businesses in America. By hosting this event, Delaware Limo demonstrated its commitment to driving change and empowering entrepreneurs in Delaware and beyond.