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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.   

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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.

UPS Longitudes | Taking the Pulse of SMBs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Byrne @ UPS
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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic impact on the U.S. economy. To better understand how businesses are weathering this storm, UPS has launched a weekly survey to gauge the “pulse” of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

The first survey went to 1,200 U.S.-based respondents between March 24 and March 30. More than six in 10 of the responding businesses have fewer than 10 employees — the survey includes responses from all industries.

Initial results show the pandemic is already having far-reaching effects.

04/02 Update: The Biggest Names in Entertainment Are Helping the Smallest Names in Business

By: Kevin King and Katie Magnotta
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Verizon PayItForward LIVE connects big names to small businesses, offering streaming entertainment to those at home and financial support to those small businesses in need. Every Tuesday and Thursday, tune-in to Verizon PayitForwardLIVE on Verizon’s Twitter, Yahoo or Twitch pages to view that night’s performance.

Bolstering Supply Chain Diversity

Aramark Partnership with Certify My Company
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Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.

The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).

Moody’s Highlights Pathway to Prosperity, an Initiative for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

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On September 3, 2019, Moody’s Corporation announced Pathway to Prosperity, a collaboration between its affiliate Finagraph and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, at SBDC’s Annual Conference in Long Beach, California.

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