Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege.  It's changing - but not fast enough

Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege. It’s changing – but not fast enough

After decades of declining entrepreneurship, record numbers of Americans have started their own businesses and gone to work for themselves. Thanks to the Great Resignation and a booming economy, 360 out of 100,000 American adults have become new entrepreneurs each month on average in 2021. Recent immigrants, black and Hispanic Americans, and young workers are …

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How a Mississippi nonprofit is helping black entrepreneurs get funding

How a Mississippi nonprofit is helping black entrepreneurs get funding

How do you start a business when you have nothing to use as collateral? In most cases, the answer is simple: you can’t — a bank won’t lend you money. But a Mississippi-based nonprofit called Higher Purpose Co. is trying to change that for black business owners in the Mississippi Delta. In a state that …

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Daymond John, of the TV show Shark Tank and FUBU talks about apparel during the BuyDetroit shopping conference at the Hollywood Casino in Greektown on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Gives Advice to Detroit Entrepreneurs

Daymond John, star of “Shark Tank” and co-founder of FUBU clothing, traveled to Detroit this week to offer words of wisdom at a conference organized to connect small business owners with buyers in across the country. The serial entrepreneur, investor and author discussed his journey to entrepreneurship at the Passport to Procurement conference on Wednesday. …

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The Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

The Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

Women and racial minorities have faced many obstacles in the business world over the years. And many still face inequality today. However, there are several ongoing and one-time grant programs that aim to support these entrepreneurs along their journey. Here are several opportunities that can benefit today’s minority women and entrepreneurs. The Amber Grant The …

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