"At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington”
When Don Lofton of Adrian, MI first started in a business training program conducted by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, he was the sole owner of Adrian Taxi, a ten year old business in a small town near the Ohio border. The FastTrac curriculum helped Lofton create a strategic plan for the next five years of business, and his business consultants at the SBA funded SBTDC are helping him put together a loan package to expand the business.
Lofton has faced many obstacles on his road to business success. He raised four hard working, family oriented sons as a single dad. He faced many challenges as a successful African American business owner in a community that is 94% Caucasian. And just this past December, Don and his partner Kara, had a baby boy who was born prematurely, barely weighing three pounds. The baby has had several severe... Read More