Small businesses

Antea Group USA Partners With Deluxe for the Small Business Revolution TV Series

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SR. PAUL, Minn., November 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA partnered with Deluxe during production of Season 6 of the Small Business Revolution, premiering November 9th on Hulu and YouTube.

Strengthening Small Businesses With Virtual Pro Bono

Get connected with virtual volunteers during Pro Bono Week 2021
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Wednesday, October 27 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT

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Your small business is a cornerstone of the community, providing jobs, local revitalization, and vital services or products. Taproot Foundation wants to get you connected with volunteers who can help strengthen the work you do even further.

Truist Executive Leaders Spend Time with Small Businesses

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It takes courage, conviction & hard work to own a business. Our Executive Leaders recently spent time with several small business owners in Charlotte. Their talent, energy & achievements motivated us to be even more committed to inspiring & building better lives and communities.

Comcast Rise Commits $11M In Grants to Small Business Owners of Color In Ongoing Effort to Advance Economic Mobility

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NEW YORK, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Comcast announced today a second round of cities to receive grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $6 million additional dollars to hundreds of small businesses owned by people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, bringing the total to $11 million in grants awarded as part of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative.

The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

Small Businesses in the Digital Economy: How Corporate-Community Partnership Models Level the Playing Field for Underserved Entrepreneurs and Their Communities

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In local communities, organizations that support the launch and growth of small businesses are vital actors. While these organizations may partner with the corporate sector, the focal point of those relationships is sometimes skewed toward funding. Capital is a necessity, but perhaps the ecosystem could equip more small businesses to scale and succeed with a focus on other resources. Through hybrid models of technology and coaching that are marked by a personalized approach, these organizations can become force multipliers for growth in local communities

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.

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