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Small businesses power America. And in Nebraska, nearly 500 thousand people are employed by a small business. So it's essential to keep small businesses strong.

This podcast wants to assist with that mission. Join host, and fellow small business owner, Grant Dorhout each episode as he introduces you to small business owners across the Omaha, Nebraska, community.

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Jun 24, 2021

On today’s episode, we’re talking with Diana Doukas, manager for economic impact for U.S. policy programs at Facebook. Find out how her work helps empower small businesses in Nebraska and beyond.

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About our guest: 

Diana is a public affairs and corporate social responsibility executive with almost 15 years of White House, government, corporate, political and non-profit experience managing budgets of more than $10 million.

What we discuss on this episode:

Listen to the full podcast to hear Diana talk about:

  • How her career path led her to Facebook
  • Her experience working with the small business community
  • Why she couldn’t have plotted her career path if she tried
  • How she learned to trust her gut
  • How she built a community around her
  • What exactly she does at Facebook
  • What Facebook is doing to help small businesses
  • What tools Facebook has to help businesses
  • How businesses can do community outreach
  • How she has personally helped small businesses

1:50 – Meet Diana

2:08 – Career path

3:01 – Losing out on jobs and promotions

3:55 – What she learned from failure

6:21 – Her role at Facebook

7:21 – How Facebook helps businesses

10:55 – Re-entering the workforce

13:56 – Business resource hub

16:38 – Most value Facebook tool

18:22 – Outreach in the community

19:45 – How she helps small businesses

22:37 – Digital shift

25:59 – Anything else?