U.S. Chamber of Commerce Warns of Racial Inequality for Small Businesses

A new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife provided to Axios shows a 17-point increase in the number of small business owners who say entrepreneurs of color face more challenges than their Caucasian counterparts.

Source: Axios


Better Data is Key to Beating Bias in Small-Business Lending

Current reports indicate that nationally, people of color represent roughly 40% of the population, but only 20% of the nation’s 5.6 million small-business owners with employees. Through increased use of technology and holistic data points, racial and gender disparity in lending can be eradicated and fintech leaders can usher in a more equitable era for small-business.

Source: PaymentsSource


About One in Three Latinx Businesses Have Been Impacted by COVID-19

According to a new study by Abriendo Puertas, a parenting-focused nonprofit based in Los Angeles, and Latino Decisions, a leader in Latinx political opinion research, about one in three Latinx business owners have taken an economic hit from the pandemic. Coronavirus-related job losses have affected at least 29% of Latinx families.

Source: Miami Herald


Hello Alice Report Uncovered Significant Inequities Faced By Black-Owned Small Businesses During COVID-19

The report titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Black Business Owners” spotlights the unique challenges that Black-owned small businesses face and identifies opportunities to better serve the Black small business community.

Source: PRNewswire


PPP Loans Increased Small-Business Survivability by up to 30% Study Finds

Small businesses that took advantage of the Small Business Administration’s $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program loans increased their survival probability by 14% to 30%, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Source: Cleveland.com