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Comcast Rise

Apply today. The deadline for your small business application is October 14, 2022. Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color or women.

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$5,000 Grant through JP Morgan Chase’s Breakthrough Program

To qualify for the program, founders must: Identify as a Black or Latina woman; Have an established business in the Philadelphia area that has been registered for at least one year; Have majority ownership of an established business with demonstrated traction; Have a technology component to their business (website or mobile app); Generate a minimum ...

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Invest PGH Micro-Enterprise Loan Program

The Micro-Enterprise Loan Program is part of Invest PGH’s strategy to promote opportunities for groups who have not had ready access to business financing in the City of Pittsburgh, including minority- and women-owned businesses.

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The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant Program

The RACP program offers matching grants, generally ranging from $500,000 to $5,000,000, funded by the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of economic development, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP grant awards are issued by the Commonwealth and administered through the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) for projects ...

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Peapod Digital Labs Launches Private Brand Incubator Program for Diverse-Owned Suppliers

We are currently accepting applications until August 5th for our 2022 Private Brands Incubator Program. The Incubator is designed to develop new, exceptional quality, private-labeled products in partnership with certified, diverse-owned suppliers. During the two-and-a-half-month program, chosen participants will learn from PDL’s Private Brands team about the private brand structure and goals, grow their knowledge ...

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SPC COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program

Under this program, small businesses can apply for financing to help pay for current employee salaries, rent, utilities, and inventory purchases. SPC will examine the previous six months of payroll expenses for those applying to pay for current employee’s salaries, and consider proof of other hardship by reviewing business tax returns and financials from unaffected ...

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A grant program supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs in partnership with Progressive® Commercial Insurance

The Driving Small Business Forward fund will provide $25,000 to ten small businesses towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle to accelerate their business. Deadline June 17.

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Apple Impact Accelerator

Apple is accepting applications for its 2022 Impact Accelerator, a program for Black-, Hispanic/Latinx-, and Indigenous-owned companies on the cutting edge of green technology and clean energy. The program is an important component of Apple’s strategy to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030 and a part of our $130 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). ...

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WorkReady – Hire a Summer Intern

Help a young person develop essential skills for future employment by providing them with a summer work experience. Youth need summer work experience. Employers need young talent. That’s why in 2020 we are asking the business community to be #ALLin4WorkReady by ensuring that every young person who wantsa summer job can have one.

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EYE Program Applications for the 2022 Cohort Now Open

NMSDC is here to serve as a growth engine for certified minority businesses, and it’s critical that we foster the next generation of entrepreneurs to ensure we are driving socioeconomic equity and generational wealth. We are looking for the brightest young talent, ages 19-35, to join our 2022 cohort. Deadline April 22.

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Jobber Grants – Rewarding Great Work in Home Service

You’re out there every day doing great things for your community, and we want to spotlight your business through our $150,000 Jobber Grants program built to reward great work in home service. Deadline to apply is May 26, 2022.

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BRIGHT: Business Resilience, Innovation, Growth, Hustle, Transform

Whether you are in the early stages or own a business that needs a growth plan, taking time to step back and plan is crucial for success and to avoid mistakes. Join us for this six week virtual program and develop your business strategy alongside other entrepreneurs.

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Ally Q2 Supplier Diversity Spotlight Event – Elevator Pitch Session Opportunity

Ally’s Q2 event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th from 2-4pm EST, and we would like to extend an invitation to the 2-3pm Elevator Pitch opportunity. This lighthearted session will provide a fun and interactive chance for suppliers to share 90-second pitches with the Ally Supply Chain team, attending executives and business line partners, as well ...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards

Every year at The Big Week for Small Business, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. The 2022 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize! Deadline is July 8.

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SEED Immersion Program

SEED is a startup immersion program designed by Innovation Studio, Retail Business Services and ADUSA Supply Chain for startups working in the grocery retail and supply chain industries. Retail Business Services and ADUSA Supply Chain are services companies that along with Peapod Digital Labs support leading omnichannel grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, The ...

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2022 Accelerator Roadshow

LIFT Labs and Techstars, trusted leaders in the startup ecosystem, bring you the 2022 Roadshow recruiting for the Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars!If you’re a founder building a product or technology in the Connected Living, Immersive and Inclusive Experiences, or Smart, Sustainable Enterprise spaces, join us for a panel session and office ...

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Delaware Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Grants

Businesses who are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are eligible to apply for an EDGE Grant. The grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. Five STEM-based companies can receive up to $100,000 for eligible expenses while five Entrepreneur Class (non-STEM) businesses can receive up to $50,000 for ...

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Walker’s Legacy Women Who Enterprise Business Accelerator

Women Who Enterprise (WWE), sponsored by OMBW, is a 3-month, business accelerator training program that utilizes a structured culturally competent curriculum, a virtual easy access cohort model, and expert lectures to aid existing Black Women entrepreneurs in their pursuit of advancing business operations and access to funding.

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One Million Black Women: Black in Business

Goldman Sachs has spent the last decade helping small businesses grow with 10,000 Small Businesses. Now, One Million Black Women is taking it further — reaching Black women sole proprietors with the tools necessary to turn their business potential into business growth. Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand ...

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Incubator Opportunity

A free yearlong incubator program that equips entrepreneurs with the tools to launch, build and grow a sustainable business.

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Grant assistance for PECO Commercial Natural Gas Customers

Small businesses affected by the pandemic can now apply to receive a one-time grant of $500 towards their existing PECO natural gas account.  The grant will be applied directly to your bill and will lower current outstanding balances or provide a credit for future charges.

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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Setting a big goal can be daunting, but help is here. We’ve put together some top tips from the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready experts to help you find success for your business in 2022. Find tips from industry leaders, and enroll in their courses for free, when you sign up for Verizon Digital Ready today.

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Women of Color Business Grant Opportunity: Deadline February 9

Fearless Fund and The Tory Burch Foundation are partnering again to launch the Women of Color Grant Program along with The Cru. Together, they will award up to 150 deserving small businesses $10,000- $20,000. In addition, you will be awarded access to a peer network to help you continue to build and grow your business. ...

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4th District Container Village

Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr., Majority Whip, is in the process of creating the 4th District Container Village! This will be a retail “Container Mall”, utilizing refurbished oversized shipping containers which will be constructed and located in the Parkside area in West Philadelphia!  This mall will allow 20 plus vendors an opportunity to sell merchandise within a high-end ...

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Looking for retail-ready, certified, diverse-owned suppliers

The great local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA, which includeFood Lion, The GIANT Company, Giant Food, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Retail Business Services and Peapod Digital Labs, are partnering with RangeMe to discover new diverse-owned suppliers with products in the listed categories.

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Boost Your Business

The City of Philadelphia is launching Boost Your Business, a fund for equitable business growth. Businesses owned by people of color face unique barriers in accessing resources and opportunities, which was only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boost Your Business will provide funding to help diverse entrepreneurs in Philadelphia scale their businesses.

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Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business

In partnership with Chase for Business, Black Enterprise, the National Urban League, and the U.S. Black Chambers we’ve launched Advancing Black Entrepreneurs- a collection of practical resources to help Black business owners grow and scale their business. This educational program, specifically for Black business owners, highlights topics that are vital to business growth and sustainability. ...

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BCF Launches Micro Loan Fund

Introducing our NEW Microloan product. Limited Funds Available. To apply, visit www.bcfcapital.com starting November 9. Terms: • Minimum Loan Size: $10,000 • Maximum Loan Size: $100,000 • Eligible Purposes: Technology upgrades, working capital, equipment, inventory • Maximum Term: 5 years • Interest Rate: 3% for loans up to $75,000; other loan amounts subject to higher ...

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Small Business Saturday Promo

Join our buy EMSDC campaign by submitting a promo ad and details to be included in our ads that run November 15 through December 15!

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Exelon Announces $36 Million Equity Fund

Exelon Announces $36 Million Equity Fund to Support Minority-Owned Business Growth. Racial Equity Capital Fund will provide needed capital to help minority-owned businesses create jobs and expand in communities served by Exelon’s utilities

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Small Business Progress Loan from Accion Opportunity Fund

With an investment from American Express, Accion Opportunity Fund can offer more small businesses access to loans. In addition, American Express is providing valuable resources for your business to continue to succeed.

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Applications are now open for the Chamber’s 2021-2022 CEO Access Network cohort

The Chamber’s CEO Access Network matches established C-suite executives from Chamber member companies with small business owners from underrepresented populations in the Greater Philadelphia business community to drive business and create economic opportunity for regional businesses and residents. Submit your application by Friday, September 10.

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Small Wins! Competition For Small Businesses

CBS3 and The CW Philly are making a major investment in small businesses in our area, owned by and/or serving minority communities and/or women. Small Wins! will award a total of $300,000 in on-air advertising and cash grants to small businesses from Philly and its suburbs to Delaware, South Jersey, the Poconos and the Lehigh Valley.

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URA Approves New Support For Lending Program In Pittsburgh’s Historically Black Neighborhoods

On Thursday, the board of Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority greenlit a lending program for Avenues of Hope, which aims to revitalize business corridors in seven historically Black city neighborhoods. The new program is intended to help businesses buy time and build wealth: Applicants will be able to borrow up to $200,000, with no payments for ...

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EY Entrepreneurs Access Network

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) recognizes a lack of access to resources and capital hinders many Black and Latino businesses from achieving their full potential, and the pandemic amplified the impact of these barriers. EY created EAN to help bridge the gaps for these leaders and companies to thrive. Deadline Sept 17, 2021.

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Fall 2021 Turner School of Construction Management

Turner Construction Company and UPMC are pleased to launch the Fall 2021 Turner School of Construction Management training program. Kicking off on September 21st, this FREE 9-week in-person course is designed to prepare minority, women-owned, veteran/disabled, LGBTQ+, and small business contractors for future business opportunities.

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$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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