Access to Capital

“Revitalizing America’s Cities”—Watch Video from The Hil

July 15, 2021 Today, The Hill hosted a special virtual event, “Revitalizing America’s Cities” that featured Mayors from across the country discussing what their cities are or will be doing to promote the success of microbusinesses to make their cities more resilient. The Hill is a Washington, DC-based media company…

Business campaign addresses 40-year low in new startups

Jacksonville Business Journal April 26, 2021 Reform the SBA media tour starts in Jacksonville. By Logan Moore  –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal Starting a small business pre-pandemic was hard, and now it’s even harder. That’s why Columbia, South Carolina-based Reform the Small Business Administration is advocating for reform in Washington…

Opinion: Business Campaign for Better Access to Capital for Black Entrepreneurs

Jacksonville Free Press April 21, 2021 By Frank Knapp Jr. and Derek Peebles In September of 2019, long before anyone had ever heard of the coronavirus, The Republican Party’s only Black U.S. Senator, Tim Scott (R-SC) announced that he had introduced the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act along with…

Minority Entrepreneurs Struggled to Get Small-Business Relief Loans

The New York Times April 4, 2021 A year after the Paycheck Protection Program started, studies show how its design hurt Black- and other minority-owned businesses. Shaundell Newsome of Small Business for America’s Future said changes were needed throughout the banking industry to improve outcomes for Black owners. By Stacy Cowley…