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Policy News – November 23, 2022

For the first time in eight years, the Small Business Administration (SBA) raised small business monetary size standards in response to current inflation challenges. In both a final and an interim rule, the SBA updated the 496-size standards from a 2019 rule and added...

Industry News – November 23, 2022

Google Partners with Ludacris for Interactive Music Video Promoting Black-Owned Businesses   Google joined with performer and entrepreneur Ludacris for a new interactive music video for its “Black-Owned Friday” campaign. Through a partnership with the U.S. Black...

Black Florist Fund Grant Launches With Recipient Taylor Amilas Bates

Congratulations to Taylor Amilas Bates, the first Black Florist Fund Grant recipient! Chicago, IL – The Black Florist Fund (BFF), Asrai Garden, and the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is pleased to announce Taylor Amilas Bates as the first recipient of a...

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Bootstrap Capital is an investment group that helps early stage companies connect with the resources, connections, and capital they need to be successful. The organization was founded on an intentional strategy to fulfill the gaps that perpetuate a lack of access to capital for diverse communities. Their mission is to create financial returns while connecting high potential entrepreneurs to the innovation ecosystem through access to opportunity. Through their hybrid approach, Bootstrap Capital partners with passionate founders who are looking to transforms large markets.

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