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OPM (Other People’s Money) Funding Strategies for Tech

3 strategies for battling funding constraints and sourcing requisite cash from customers, lenders, and investors

Learn how savvy minority tech entrepreneurs accelerate to early funding by sourcing cash from customers,…

By D. Bernard Webster

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nonprofits

Black Startup Founder Wins $500,000 To Help Nonprofits Raise Money

WeDidIt scores big at 43North annual business pitch competition

Sulaiman “Su” Sanni, the founder of WeDidIt, won the 43North annual business pitch competition and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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43North

43North Awards $5 Million to 8 Startups in Business Pitch Competition

Black founders among winning startups to walk away with cash prizes

Find out about the Black founders among the winning startups to walk away with cash…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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predatory lending

Helping Minority and Women Small Business Owners Combat Predatory Lending

Four CDFIs are honored with 2016 Small Business Leader Awards, because of their service as mission-driven lenders

Several community development financial institutions are working to help minority and women small business owners…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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banks

Big Banks Lending to Small Businesses Highest Ever

New report shows loan approval rates falling at small banks and alternative lenders

Big banks lending to small businesses is at an all time shows a new report,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA

SBA Joins Silicon Valley In Closing Investment Gap For Minority-Owned Businesses

Agency forms new public-private partnership with LinkedIn and other organizations

SBA joins Silicon Valley in closing Investment Gap for minority businesses as it releases as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Capital

JPMorgan Chase Invests $75 Million to Increase Access to Capital for Minority Small Businesses

Underserved businesses benefit from programs that provide loans and resources

JPMorgan Chase has announced a $75 million commitment over the next three years to connect…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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business

U.S. Small Business Administration and Milken Institute Partner to Increase Minority Lending

SBA and the Milken Institute announced a new initiative called the Partnership for Lending in Underserved Markets (PLUM)

Small Business Association and Milken Institute Partner To Increase Minority Lending in key markets such…

By Daron Pressley

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microlending

How We Raised Over $1M in Our Seed Funding Round

When it comes to fundraising, traction trumps everything

Find out how Blank Label, an award-winning custom clothing company, managed to raise outside funding…

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#BankBlack Movement Is Making A Difference In Black Communities

National Black Bankers Association extend heartfelt gratitude to Killer Mike, Solange, and thousands of new customers

The local and national efforts have led to a surge of deposits in several black…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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360 incubator

7 Producers Compete For $150,000 To Develop TV, Web Series Pilots

NBPC’s 360 funding initiative pipelines stories about the black experience

It’s year two of the National Black Programming Consortium 360 Incubator and Fund. Seven more…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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grants

7 Top Grants Or Free Money For Black Women Entrepreneurs

To help ease the top barrier to entry for many small businesses, which is access to capital, here are some of the top grants available

Women entrepreneurs continue to get shortchanged when it comes to getting bank loans, venture capital…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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business loan

How to Get a Small Business Loan With Bad Credit

Here are some alternative loan sources for business owners with less than stellar credit scores

One way entrepreneurs can ease the pain of poor credit is to work with revenue-based…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kobe

Kobe Co-Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund for Tech, Media, and More

Fund mission is to backing budding entrepreneurs and add real value

The Wall Street Journal reports that retired basketball great Kobe Bryant launched a $100 million…

By Samara Lynn

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5 Things You Need to Know to Get a Line of Credit for Your Business

Here’s what loan officers are looking for when deciding to grant you a line of credit

Businesses typically use a line of credit to maintain or expand a business—not start a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fun Facts About Millennials and Banking

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations

The digital generation’s perspective on banks is different in comparison to past generations—33% of millennials…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Steve Harvey

Entrepreneurs Wanted For Steve Harvey’s New Competition Show On ABC

Winners will walk away with up to $100,000 to grow their businesses

Values Partnerships has been leading a nationwide casting tour supporting minority entrepreneurship and recruiting diverse…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Google

Google Tech Hub American Underground Hosts Exchange To Fund Black Startups

Weeklong immersion program to run this fall to help black founders raise seed money

The North Carolina tech hub American Underground has announced a first of its kind program…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#divesttoinvest

Women Business Owners Call To Action: #DivestToInvest In Black Banks

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders, and community leaders attend #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event in Washington, DC

Over 100 business owners, stakeholders and community leaders attended the #DivestToInvest black bank enrollment event,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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accelerators

Best Accelerators For Minority Startups and Small Businesses To Get Funding

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, these accelerators are popular destinations

Studies show that the survival rates of companies that go through an accelerator are three…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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