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How One App Is Changing the Game for Black-Owned Businesses

By: Sheila Marikar

Growing up, David Cabello moved frequently and quickly figured out how to make a buck. As he bounced between New Jersey, North Carolina and the suburbs of Philadelphia, he tailored his services to what locals needed.

GM, National Business League, Comerica Bank and Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Partner on Black Technical Assistance Initiative

Tuition-free program offers executive education, training, mentorship to Detroit’s small business owners
Press Release

August 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Motors, the National Business League, and Comerica Bank have 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 Detroit’s Black-owned small businesses.

Delivering on Diversity

P&G Shares Stories from our Black-Owned External Business Partners During Black Business Month

August is Black Business month and P&G is proud to be working with Black-owned External Business Partners who share our commitment to Equality & Inclusion. Our suppliers are delivering on diversity by putting it at the forefront of their businesses. And together, we’re committed to creating change through more jobs, opportunities and business ventures.

Watch their stories to see how they’re cultivating more creativity, the best ideas, and innovative solutions by uplifting and supporting diverse communities.

Helping Women Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive in the Digital Economy

How the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is collaborating with Grameen America and other community development finance institutions (CDFIs) to help expand access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs.

Sheila founded Liha, her mobile boutique in a converted delivery truck, in the heart of New York City’s Harlem community. For the past few years, she and her shop have been fixtures in the neighborhood, where the store thrived. “When people see more women of color running and owning (businesses) and living independently, that empowers not only the community but the world,” says Sheila, who is Black.

How a Dog Daycare Owner Is Getting Back on Her Feet With a PayPal Empowerment Grant


Bridgett Jeffries has dedicated her life to caring for other people’s furry family members as if they were her own. The longtime animal shelter volunteer and proud parent to three dogs took a leap of faith in 2017 when she left her corporate job to open Café Wakefern, a dog daycare and boarding business, in Columbus, Ohio. She named her business after a café to evoke a “cozy, communal” coffee-shop feel, indicative of the safe and welcoming environment she creates for her canine customers.

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