When New York City restaurateur Melba Wilson first heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, she didn’t think it would come knocking on her eponymous eatery’s door. She is a resilient native New Yorker, after all. But on March 16, she had to temporarily close the dine in portion of her popular comfort food restaurant in Harlem, lay off staff, and secure emergency government funding to try to stay afloat.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business.
BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Colombian coffee exporter Lohas Beans has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to expand their suppliers by 60 percent, from 22 to 35 coffee grower associations and support them in acquiring organic certification by 2022. Lohas Beans will also invest in training to improve production quality and guarantee a minimum monthly income increase for small-scale farmers.
Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. AnnieCannons is named after American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who led a group of women in the early 20th century in making discoveries about astronomy and astrophysics.
July 20, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- Comerica Bank announced a partnership with The DEC Network at Redbird in Dallas to launch a Virtual Business $ense Bootcamp Series, designed to provide financial education resources and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
FlexPrint and several of their employees proudly supported and participated in Whole Planet Foundation’s “Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K Run” on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Pivoting from a physical 5K Run in Austin, Texas to an online event due to COVID-19 meant joining Whole Planet Foundation virtually from a safe distance to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe.
by Claire Kelly, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
One of India’s first responses to the COVID crisis was a strict lockdown from late March through May. During this period, government guidelines restricted movements, especially across jurisdictions. This in turn directly limited the ability of the staff of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner, CASHPOR, to move across their operational area (rural areas of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh/Bundelkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar). However, since 2013, CASHPOR, has been recruiting and training up a subset of their mem
Last month, Fifth Third Bank collaborated with the Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati Herald, the Dayton Defender and the Dayton Weekly newspapers to host two free virtual homeownership seminars, titled “Owning It,” in honor of national homeownership month.
The company donates all processing fees from Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits helping entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following an April 2020 industry-leading commitment to donate all gross processing fees from the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo unveiled today the details of an approximately $400 million effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open, retain employees, and rebuild.