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Fifth Third Bank, Accion Opportunity Fund to Host Fireside Chat on Resources, Options for Small Businesses

Leaders will focus on post-pandemic recovery for entrepreneurs of color
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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.

Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

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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:

Personalized learning

Brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.

Expert coaching

Pizza Hut Canada Sponsors Equal Slice Program to Provide Free Training, Education, and Mentorship to Underrepresented Canadian Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs across Canada invited to apply to the tuition-free virtual “mini-MBA” program
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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.

Opportunity Finance Network Receives Largest Grant in 35-year History From Wells Fargo

$25M grant will target racial wealth gap and persistent poverty through Finance Justice Fund
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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.

Skills for Small Businesses

Common Impact commits to leveraging skills-based volunteering to help small businesses recover and thrive for the long-term
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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.

'I Was Able to Focus on the Big Picture Again'

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.
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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.

Providing 'a Ramp Back to Success' for Small Businesses

The nonprofit MoFi is providing working captial to small businesses through its new Thrive loan program
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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.

On-Demand Support for Your Small Business

Taproot Foundation pro bono now available to small businesses
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Thursday, March 11 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT 

REGISTER NOW 

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.   

Raza Development Fund Awarded Wells Fargo Open for Business Grant to Provide Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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PHOENIX, February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Raza Development Fund (RDF), the nation’s largest Latino Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Wells Fargo Open For Business Fund in support of its Small Business Initiative program which serves minority and women-owned small businesses suffering from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund Boosts Access to Minority Lending

$84 million deployed so far has helped keep 50,000 small business jobs
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As many small businesses are still experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wells Fargo is working to support its customers in another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and continuing to provide additional small businesses support through its Open for Business Fund.

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