The Voice: Industry News – July 10, 2018
July 9, 2018

Morrison Makes History With IPO, Raises $9.6 Million
Tulsa Real Estate Fund made history as the first African American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S.
Source: The New Pittsburgh Courier
These Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs are Trying to Keep People Out of Prison
Unlocked Futures funds startups formed by and for people who have dealt with the justice system.
Even in the Gig Economy, Women Earn Less Than Men
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recently released Contingent Worker Survey, men in temporary jobs make about 15% more than women per week.
Source: CNN Money
Micro-Businesses’ Major Role In SMB Banking Disruption
A lack of adequate products and services is a top concern for small businesses that are unhappy with their banks, particularly as entrepreneurs increasingly turn toward online and mobile platforms to manage finances.
The 3 Things Black Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know
According to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses report commissioned by American Express, black women are the fastest-growing population of entrepreneurs, but have the lowest revenue numbers.
Source: Black Enterprise
OCC Priorities Include CRA Modernization, BSA/AML Compliance
In testimony before both houses of Congress, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Comptroller Joseph M. Otting shared with lawmakers his priorities for the federal bank regulatory agency.
Source: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP