Minority-Owned Businesses

Black entrepreneurs

6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term

Want to see lasting diversity and equality in your entrepreneurial community? Here are some ways to put your time, money, leadership and know-how to work on evening the playing field for minority-owned businesses.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs of Color Can Determine an Ally's Authenticity

Many BIPOC entrepreneurs have been inundated with messages from well-meaning "allies." Here's how to identify genuine allies and build positive relationships.

The Best Business Funding Options for Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs

Breaking down the grants, loans and other forms of funding aspiring business owners should know about.

The SBA Gives $6.8 Billion in PPP to Business Owners of Color

The Small Business Administration is giving additional PPP funds to Community Financial Development Institutions, which lend to small businesses in underserved communities.

To Fuel Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Give Communities a Voice

Women and people of color have the ideas. They just need opportunity, capital and support to reach the next level.

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Minority-Owned Small Businesses Aren't Getting Stimulus Loans. Could That Finally Change?

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You always have to be prepared for raising funding, but as a woman or person from a minority group you have to be 100 times as prepared.