City of Houston to Receive Rockefeller Foundation Funds for National initiative

Houston is one of 10 cities in the U.S. to get part of $10 million in funding from the Rockefeller Foundation designed to promote more inclusive growth.

Source: BizJournals



What It Takes to Reopen a Small Business Right Now

With a patchwork of rules and guidelines being issued at the city, county, state, and federal levels, many employers find themselves wondering when it will be safe to open and how to make that choice.

Source: The New York Times



6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term

Here are some ways to put your time, money, leadership, and knowledge to work on leveling the playing field for businesses that are owned by people of color. AEO President and CEO, Connie Evans also shares how business owners can give guidance to their local governments on how to successfully create racial equity.




Coronavirus Is Hitting Black Business Owners Hardest

According to an analysis of government data by Robert Fairlie of the University of California, Santa Cruz, more than 40 percent of black business owners reported they weren’t working in April while only 17 percent of white business owners said the same. 

Source: The New York Times



Community Banks Met The Challenge Of The SBA’s PPP Funding

The first wave of PPP loans, around 60%, went through community banks. Learn more about how community banks were better equipped to handle the demanding task of distributing PPP funding.

Source: Forbes