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A state program to help small businesses use technology to expand — with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation at its heart — has shown officials one successful way to support economic growth. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s Small Business Technical Assistance Program has shelled out close to three-quarters of a million dollars to...

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Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:00

Chase Offers $150,000 In Small Business Grants

Chasecontinues its ongoing commitment to to provide $3 million to local small businesses through its Mission Main StreetGrants, a program that will award 20 grants of $150,000 to small businesses nationwide this year. Qualifying businesses will gain access to a marketing Toolkit from  Google, a program sponsor.The chosen 20 grant winners...

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Cincinnati’s Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) in conjunction with the African American CEO Roundtable, has raised $2 million to help the region’s minority businesses. Established in 2013, the L. Ross Love GrowthBridge Fund provides flexible debt capital to finance growth projects of established, highly-competitive, African American and H...

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More than 180 urban entrepreneurs were ready to pitch their business at Inner City Capital Connections’ annual conference co-sponsored by Bank of America in New York City. But only four made the cut and were given the chance to sell their business concepts before a live audience and panel of capital providers “Shark Tank” style.The crowd favorite...

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:00

Capital and Resources for Inner City CEOs

After a successful program year with executive education seminars in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Memphis and Dallas, Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is now gearing up for its annual conference in New York City.Bank of America will co-host the conference, which will be held on Nov. 20.  More than 180 urban entrepreneurs will participate to pitch...

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For entrepreneurs of color who have a business plan and have scoped out an African country in which to do business, most times the only obstacle left is financing.It’s that simple. Without adequate funding the business enterprise is not getting off the ground.A valuable, relatively unknown resource for African American investors is the U.S Ex...

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) does more than guarantee small business loans to provide the flow of capital to entrepreneurs, it also has partnerships with private investors that finance businesses through its Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program. The SBA is implementing a series of policy changes that promise to broaden...

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Evelyn Hayes is the founder of Creative Expressions & Gifts in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After retiring as school teacher of 27 years, she launched her business full-time in 2010. The business is similar to a Hallmark shop except that Haye creates or personalizes almost everything herself, from flower arrangements and gift baskets to...

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Congressman calls for small business owners to invest in AfricaWhile on an official visit to Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama announced the Power Africainitiative – a drive to “double the number of people with access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa.”While the development boom on the continent is unmistakable and the...

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