Over 100,000 start-up and existing entrepreneurs last year were counseled and trained through the extensive resource partners we work with such as SCORE, the Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.
Even long-standing businesses need financing to weather tough times — whether that's a months-long pandemic closure or just a supply-chain hiccup. Plenty of Black-owned businesses need support right in your own local community. Receipts generated by all Black-owned businesses during the same time period increased 9.2% to $150.2 billion.
We'll also use our channels to introduce these founders, their stories, and their businesses to our community. First it was just focused on Chicago, where he lives, and Minneapolis, his hometown, but it has quickly grown to include links to support black-owned shops across the country.
The expansive directory includes businesses across fashion, beauty , home items, art, and food and beverage, among others. As a woman-owned business, I joined the WBOC in Syracuse, NY and the National Women's Chamber of Commerce as well. Reconciled Business Services LLC in Waltham, founded by accountant and tax strategist Rebecca Merzius, offers accounting services to individuals and businesses.
DC eliminated cash bail about three years ago, but you're still able to donate to local bail funds for local protesters in Baltimore and Richmond , or contribute to the National Bail Fund Network , which provides support to community-based organizations across the country and helps organizers creatively tackle the drivers of criminalization and mass incarceration.