Minority business assistance in Columbus Deonna Barnett’s mission with Aventi

Desy Papper

Deonna Barnett is the founder, CEO and managing consultant of Aventi Enterprises LLC, which offers consulting, coaching and training for emerging CEOs and leaders of nonprofits. Aventi specializes in supporting women- and minority-owned businesses with business strategy and planning, financing and certifications. Barnett recently spoke with Columbus CEO about her mission. CEO: How did […]

Deonna Barnett is the founder, CEO and managing consultant of Aventi Enterprises LLC, which offers consulting, coaching and training for emerging CEOs and leaders of nonprofits. Aventi specializes in supporting women- and minority-owned businesses with business strategy and planning, financing and certifications. Barnett recently spoke with Columbus CEO about her mission.

CEO: How did you come to found Aventi Enterprises?

Barnett: I was at a nonprofit organization (Increase Community Development Corp.) for 10 years. The last four of those years, I served as the executive director. That nonprofit was solely focused on small business development. Most of the clients there were minorities, and I really enjoyed what I was doing. It was great to see people flourish and see the changes that were happening within our area and community as a result of these businesses being formed.  

Next Post

Robinhood lifts all trading restrictions including Gamestop and AMC shares | US markets

Robinhood, the financial trading platform that is credited with both enabling, and then inhibiting, the unprecedented rise of Gamestop stocks, lifted all trading restrictions on Friday, allowing users to buy shares in Reddit-promoted companies after a week of financial tumult. The company has been criticized by users after it limited […]