small business

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Charlotte

vGrant to Foundation For The Carolinas to be distributed as grants, not loans, to roughly 1,000 small business owners
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December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo announced a $20 million donation to Foundation For The Carolinas to help small business owners in Charlotte own more of their businesses’ assets, such as property, equipment, and technology. The Foundation For the Carolinas will distribute the funding in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid, in an effort to help entrepreneurs build wealth through their businesses without taking on additional debt. The funding will reach an anticipated 1,000 small businesses in Charlotte over the next three years.

Pro Bono Week 2021: Taproot Foundation Doubles Impact for Social Good

Taproot thanks those who celebrated Pro Bono Week with them, a time to recognize pro bono service around the world.
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Pro Bono Week (October 24-30) allows us to recognize the dedication of our volunteers who share their skills with nonprofits, along with the nonprofits striving to further their missions by collaborating with these volunteers.

Empowering Small Businesses for a Digital Future

The white paper outlines three ways digitalization creates new opportunities for small businesses around the globe and how to support micro and small businesses in reaching their potential

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In the wake of COVID-19, the gap is growing between businesses that can reap the benefit of digital acceleration and those that are struggling to adapt. Micro and small businesses, which represent the vast majority of businesses globally, face a host of challenges when it comes to digitalization.

GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time

Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

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.

Fifth Third Bank, Accion Opportunity Fund to Host Fireside Chat on Resources, Options for Small Businesses

Leaders will focus on post-pandemic recovery for entrepreneurs of color
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CINCINNATI, October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank and Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching, will host a fireside chat on Oct. 27 on the state of small business – specifically for entrepreneurs of color – and actions that can be taken to help ensure a successful recovery after the pandemic.

Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

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Moving forward, a strong economy needs digital-ready small business owners. That’s why Verizon has a goal to provide resources to help 1M small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Introducing Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a new online curriculum made for small business owners, by small business owners.

The curriculum is designed to help small businesses move forward in four ways:

Personalized learning

Brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.

Expert coaching

Pizza Hut Canada Sponsors Equal Slice Program to Provide Free Training, Education, and Mentorship to Underrepresented Canadian Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs across Canada invited to apply to the tuition-free virtual “mini-MBA” program
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ROXBURY, Mass., August 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Pizza Hut Canada has 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 minority, immigrant, indigenous, and disabled-owned small businesses throughout Canada.

Opportunity Finance Network Receives Largest Grant in 35-year History From Wells Fargo

$25M grant will target racial wealth gap and persistent poverty through Finance Justice Fund
Press Release

WASHINGTON June 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ --- Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) announced that Wells Fargo is committing a $25 million grant to its Finance Justice Fund to help tackle systemic barriers to capital in communities around the country.

Skills for Small Businesses

Common Impact commits to leveraging skills-based volunteering to help small businesses recover and thrive for the long-term

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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