Minority Small Businesses in Utah Get Help From Comcast Amid Pandemic Economic Woes

Feb 1, 2021 9:00 AM ET

Three years ago, ManCave owner Marcus Johnson began his foray into entrepreneurism, opening a barbershop in Layton.

But COVID-19 struck, and small businesses like his in Utah and across the U.S. entered a fight for survival amid the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted minority-owned enterprises disproportionally.

To aid in the economic struggle, Comcast Corp. this week announced the first round of its RISE award recipients, with more than 700 businesses nationwide receiving consulting, media and creative production services from the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable or technology upgrades from Comcast Business based on the needs of the recipients.

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