Certification/Recertification Application

$60K in Grant Money for Philadelphia/New Jersey Businesses

Diverse founders with more than 2 employees can apply for one of 20 grants totaling $60,000 – plus grant recipients also receive a scholarship to one of our stellar management accelerator programs to chart your growth path to $5M+ in revenue.

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Share the Green

Following last year’s inaugural Share the Mic & the Money Now event, Share the GreenSM is a supplier initiative aimed to advance female diversity in corporate supply chains. This year’s virtual event will engage hundreds of women-owned businesses across the U.S. Selected women-owned businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their capabilities to major corporations, while ...

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Amazon commits $150 million to empower Black entrepreneurs

Amazon’s new Black Business Accelerator provides access to capital, business guidance, mentorship, and marketing support to help Black business owners succeed as sellers in Amazon’s store. Black-owned businesses are significant contributors to the economic vitality of U.S. communities. MBDA is proud to collaborate with Amazon on its Black Business Accelerator.

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CASTUS Fellowship for Minority Owned Businesses

In 2020, we launched the #PittsburghCommunitySpotlight series which highlighted minority-owned businesses in Pittsburgh. This year we’re challenging ourselves to do more. We’re launching the CASTUS Fellowship Program to help minority Business Owners achieve their goals. June 30 is the deadline to apply.

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Grant Information

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will offer $28.6 billion in grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. The minimum grant amount will be $1,000 and the maximum will be $5 million. If your calculations show that your reduction on income was less than $1000, then you ...

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Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) entered into a partnership to establish and facilitate the Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program (SBBRAP). This initiative was designed to better position New Jersey small, minority, veteran and women-owned businesses to compete for state, county, municipal, ...

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Free 6-Month Dropbox Trial

If you would like to access the free 6-month Dropbox trial, please email StephanieS@Dropbox.com so she can provide you with the unique link! No credit card or commitment needed, no strings attached – just a free trial to see if Dropbox and the other programs integrated within Dropbox like Slack and Zoom are useful for your business! ...

Community Power to Prosper Program – Deadline June 16

The Community Power to Prosper Program, a no-cost, 6-month certificate program provided by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE), is designed for owners of existing inner city businesses interested in entrepreneurship and growth. The program’s goal is to identify barriers and opportunities and develop strategies for growth in sales, profits, and enterprise value.

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Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell

The Bank of America Supplier Diversity & Responsible Sourcing Team proudly extends the opportunity to participate in an online course for women entrepreneurs as part of the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell. This certificate program will provide participants no-cost access to a virtual learning experience conducted by Cornell faculty. With a ...

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