Small businesses

Small Business as a Cause

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While not a traditional “cause”, the plight of small business has attracted significant attention (and funding) from large corporations over the past year. H&R Block's Paul Ramos and Qualcomm's Angela Baker share how their companies are working to engage consumers and employees in support of small businesses as well as empower and spotlight minority-owned micro-enterprises.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Elects New Board Chair and Officers

Dr. Michael E. Porter, ICIC Founder and visionary, will continue his leadership as Chairman Emeritus; Ronald A. Homer, currently treasurer and vice chairman, is elected Chairman
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ROXBURY, Mass., June 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced the election of Ronald A. Homer, current vice chair and treasurer, to the role of chairman at a special meeting of its board of directors held earlier today. Dr. Michael E. Porter, the renowned Harvard Business School professor who has chaired the board since founding the organization in 1994, has been elected chairman emeritus. Dr.

Helping California Small Business Owners Make a Way During the Pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in California with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.
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The past 12 months have proven the resiliency and resolve of 30 million small businesses across the U.S. as they make a way to stay open day after day. Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of America’s small businesses — for local communities and the broader national economy — and the company continues to provide them with access to the capital and resources they need to weather the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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 

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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.   

Listen: Raising Latina Influencers

Ana Flores: Power Through Community
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Carla speaks with media entrepreneur Ana Flores, founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, a community that has elevated the voices and stories of Latinas for the past 10 years.

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Hatch Detroit Launches Small Business Alumni Relief Fund With $100,000 From Comerica Bank

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DETROIT, August 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank and Hatch Detroit are expanding upon their longtime partnership by announcing the Hatch Detroit Small Business Alumni Relief Fund to support alumni businesses of the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest that have been financially affected by COVID-19. The $100,000 relief fund provides utility assistance for more than 40 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest alumni businesses that have opened since the inaugural contest in 2011.

Comerica Bank Announces $2 Million Investment to CDFIs - Lendistry and California FarmLink - Aiding Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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DALLAS, July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank continues its response to supporting local communities with investments totaling $2 million to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) assisting small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Republic Services Announces National Nonprofit Partners for $3 Million Small Business Revitalization Effort

Charitable Foundation to Provide Grants to Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International, NeighborWorks America to Help Local Businesses Survive and Thrive
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Supporting Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

S&P Global, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Pivot Successfully to Virtual Volunteering in Response to the Coronavirus
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April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Coronavirus pandemic is not stopping people from volunteering. You don’t always have to be physically present to do some good, but there are some things to consider before starting a virtual volunteering project.

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