Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing: Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.
Your small business is a cornerstone of the community, providing jobs, local revitalization, and vital services or products. Taproot Foundation wants to get you connected with volunteers who can help strengthen the work you do even further.
Leaders will focus on post-pandemic recovery for entrepreneurs of color
CINCINNATI, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank and Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching, will host a fireside chat on Oct. 27 on the state of small business – specifically for entrepreneurs of color – and actions that can be taken to help ensure a successful recovery after the pandemic.
Moving forward, a strong economy needs digital-ready small business owners. That’s why Verizon has a goal to provide resources to help 1M small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a new online curriculum made for small business owners, by small business owners.
The curriculum is designed to help small businesses move forward in four ways:
Brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.
Entrepreneurs across Canada invited to apply to the tuition-free virtual “mini-MBA” program
ROXBURY, Mass., August 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Pizza Hut Canada has partnered with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to offer a free executive education and virtual training program designed to help strengthen and grow minority, immigrant, indigenous, and disabled-owned small businesses throughout Canada.
$25M grant will target racial wealth gap and persistent poverty through Finance Justice Fund
WASHINGTON June 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ --- Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) announced that Wells Fargo is committing a $25 million grant to its Finance Justice Fund to help tackle systemic barriers to capital in communities around the country.
Common Impact commits to leveraging skills-based volunteering to help small businesses recover and thrive for the long-term
Small businesses – the bookstores, landscaping services, family restaurants, neighborhood dentists, and so many others – are vital components of our economy and communities and central to Common Impact’s mission of alleviating inequality.
Small business owners like Roxanne Best have been able to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to low-interest loans from Northwest Native Development Fund and a grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund.
It's not until she says it out loud that Roxanne Best truly realizes all of the different jobs she does. “I always think, ‘Wow, how do I do all of that?” Best said. Years ago, she was a scuba diving instructor and filmed students’ underwater trips, developing a knack for photography and videography. She then worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s casino and started her photography business on the side. Eventually, it grew into her full-time job.
The nonprofit MoFi is providing working captial to small businesses through its new Thrive loan program
At the age of 34, Brian Menges had achieved his life dream of owning a restaurant, 2nd Street Bistro, in Livingston, Montana. Business was good over the years for Menges, who now owns the restaurant group Slainte Mhath Inc., which also includes The Murray Bar, Gil’s Goods, and a commercial kitchen.
Your small businesses help make up the backbone of our communities. But right now, given the challenges of this past year, we know that you may be struggling. Let’s get you connected with volunteers who can help.