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Industry News, July 30, 2019

Meet the 4 Black Men Who Are Shaking Up the Venture Capital Investment World In a space long dominated by white men, these brothers are carving out a niche that champions investing in businesses owned by women and people of color. Source: The Root     Learn...

Data is Essential to Understanding the Impact of Opportunity Zones

As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced in December, investors can direct their money to investments in low-income areas around the country, labeled “opportunity zones” and receive tax breaks. Under the program, taxpayers can invest in designated Opportunity...

Policy News, July 24, 2019

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will meet to mark up a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Administration, the most significant hearing on Capitol Hill today. The House Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing titled “Budget and...

Industry News, July 24, 2019

BB&T and SunTrust Announce $60 Billion Trust Bank Community Benefits Plan The Community Benefits Plan is a result of input received in listening sessions that BB&T and SunTrust hosted in metro and rural communities around the combined institutions’...

Industry News, July 16, 2019

Small Business Tax Credit Floated for $15 Minimum Wage Bill Some express concern that the bill is too burdensome for rural communities and small businesses. To address those concerns, Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-AL) has proposed a tax credit for small businesses to help...