Systemic racism has made it difficult for Black entrepreneurs and business owners to be successful over the past century. We take a look at why this barrier exists and resources... Read more
Certain types of businesses will be scrutinized more than others in the loan process. Unfortunately, minority owned businesses are often dropped into the "high-risk" category before any real vetting is done.
Dee Lockett is a volunteer Workshop Presenter with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Marketing Dept. Unlimited, where she combines the power and principles of money and marketing to make a difference for women-led businesses as a way to stabilize local economies, communities, and families.
Carolyn Wright-Thomas is currently a Certified Volunteer Mentor and Ambassador for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with the Southeast Michigan chapter of SCORE. Read our Mentor Q&A with Carolyn to learn what motivates her to give back to the small business community in southeast Michigan.
Tom, Armando and Marc are joined by April Halliburton, SCORE Mentor and Founder of ALL-4-HR & Business Solutions, to discuss issues and opportunities as employees return to the workplace.
Sean Gray, Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration meets up with co-hosts Tom Nixon and Marc Trail to discuss the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Discussion also explores positive developments within the SBA business community.
As we celebrate Black History Month, SCORE is proud to announce the launch of its new online resource: SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.
We will look at the impact of COVID and delve into how the pandemic has affected U.S. small businesses and what resources are available to help businesses survive and thrive. Read more
Unlocking the Doors to Access for Black-Owned Businesses - Funders and Founders Share Their Real Life Stories
This discussion with both funders and founders – will share honest conversations on unlocking access and what it takes to unlock and walk through the door. Read more
The pandemic caused the Black business community to pivot towards the creation of digital assets.
From looking into local chapters of Black Business Association to the Black Owned Everything website, there are several resources that can help the continued growth and success of Black-owned small businesses for years to come.
Learn how to be attractive to lending partners, funding options to consider, develop your business pitch to smartly leverage financing options to grow your business. Read more
Black women business owners can find success by defining their MVP, being creative with capital, and drawing on community support.