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Small Business Spotlight Marks Two-Year Anniversary With Over 200 Entrepreneurs Featured So Far

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Qurate Retail Group has provided more than $7 million in donated airtime, digital support and other pro-bono, in-kind services to more than 200 featured entrepreneurs since the launch of Small Business Spotlight in 2020. Many on-air participants have reported increased sales and customer engagement.

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Qurate Retail Group has provided more than $7 million in donated airtime, digital support and other pro-bono, in-kind services to more than 200 featured entrepreneurs since the launch of Small Business Spotlight in 2020. Many on-air participants have reported increased sales and customer engagement.

Mastercard and the City of St. Louis Help Small Businesses Go Digital

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June 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones joined executives from Mastercard and the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) at a local St. Louis small business to announce new initiatives to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses by expanding their digital and e-commerce capabilities.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Releases Third Report in Series Analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Business and Job Losses in the Final Quarter of 2021 Reversed Gains from Earlier in the Year
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March 16, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today published the third report in its series analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas.

New ICIC Research Identifies Gaps in Regional Small Business Technical Assistance Systems

Report offers recommendations for policymakers on how to address existing gaps to ensure small business owners receive support needed to recover from the pandemic while also preparing for the long-term future
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March 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today published a new report that offers recommendations for policymakers to help strengthen the nation’s regional technical assistance systems to ensure that small business owners across the country receive the support they need to recover from the pandemic while also preparing them for the long-term future, including the next economic downturn.

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Los Angeles

The bank’s Open for Business Fund grant to LISC LA will offer mix of loans and grants to spark long-term growth
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LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo today announced a $20 million donation to help Los Angeles small business owners own more of their businesses’ assets, including property and equipment. LISC LA (Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Los Angeles) will distribute the funding as a mix of grants and loans in Los Angeles County, with a focus on diverse-led small businesses that have historically been underfunded.

Transformational Investing in Communities of Color

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by Mary Bruce Alford, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hope Credit Union 

After spending a decade working nationally to advance social and environmental justice through land conservation, I was looking for a way to continue purpose driven work while also establishing roots within the community where I was living. There was no turning back after I discovered CDFIs.

Meaningful Investments and Support Keep Small Business Doors Open

Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund is helping thousands of small business owners navigate the pandemic and plan for the future.
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Over the last two years, many of us have discovered just how much we depend on small businesses to meet our needs.

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Atlanta

The bank’s Open for Business Fund will help local small business owners build assets and make physical upgrades
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ATLANTA January 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo today announced a $20 million donation to help Atlanta small business owners own more of their businesses’ assets, including property and equipment, and to enable physical upgrades to their facilities. The United Way of Greater Atlanta, in collaboration with Invest Atlanta, will distribute the funding as a mix of grants and loans in the city, with a focus on Black-owned and other diverse-owned businesses.

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Charlotte

vGrant to Foundation For The Carolinas to be distributed as grants, not loans, to roughly 1,000 small business owners
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December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo announced a $20 million donation to Foundation For The Carolinas to help small business owners in Charlotte own more of their businesses’ assets, such as property, equipment, and technology. The Foundation For the Carolinas will distribute the funding in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid, in an effort to help entrepreneurs build wealth through their businesses without taking on additional debt. The funding will reach an anticipated 1,000 small businesses in Charlotte over the next three years.

Pro Bono Week 2021: Taproot Foundation Doubles Impact for Social Good

Taproot thanks those who celebrated Pro Bono Week with them, a time to recognize pro bono service around the world.
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Pro Bono Week (October 24-30) allows us to recognize the dedication of our volunteers who share their skills with nonprofits, along with the nonprofits striving to further their missions by collaborating with these volunteers.

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