Entrepreneur

How one Dayton entrepreneur is reinvesting in the Black community

DAYTON, OHIO (Dayton Business Journal) — Nate Dillard has a simple explanation for his entrepreneurship journey: He followed in his father’s footsteps. “When my dad left the military, he started his own IT business,” Dillard said. “That’s why I followed that legacy. My dad did it. I saw it happen. So, I did what I …

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Accenture Launches Black Founders Development Program to Support Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched the Black Founders Development Program, a new initiative that will invest in and support Black technology startup founders and entrepreneurs. Led by Accenture Ventures, the program will seek to help Black business owners and leaders advance and grow their technology businesses through greater, more direct access to venture capital, corporate mentorship and …

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As nation celebrates Black Business Month, entrepreneurs launch 100-percent Black-owned equity crowdfunding platform

As the nation celebrates Black Business Month, a group of entrepreneurs has launched a 100-percent black-owned equity crowdfunding platform, The 10K Project that is setting out to fund black businesses and bridge the black wealth gap. As part of a national movement, the 10K Project allows micro investors to join for $100 and have the opportunity to …

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Oakland Black Business Fund Launches Investment Platform for Black-Owned Businesses Across the U.S.

Oakland Black Business Fund (OBBF) has launched a new Black-led investment platform to provide capital and technical assistance to Black-owned businesses. The platform includes a $10M relief fund focused on helping local Bay Area businesses impacted by COVID-19 and a $1B investment fund to support Black entrepreneurs across the country. Founded in June 2020 by Oakland community leaders Elisse Douglass and Trevor Parham, the OBBF has raised …

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This Firm Rebrands Black Business Owners — One Web Site at a Time!

JoyRahat Branding has helped numerous Black entrepreneursand other minority-owned companies and organizations impacted by the pandemicto create and enhance their online brands. To help her clients meet theirmarketing needs, her team is able to build and launch a custom-built,professional mobile-friendly website in as little as 7 days – and it’s done100% remotely.   Not just another …

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Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z support and empower Black business owners with their new song and music video, “Entrepreneur”

By AMAYA MCDONALD Music mogul Pharell Williams released his song and music video “Entrepreneur,” featuring New York rapper Jay-Z, on Aug. 20.  The new song, produced by The Neptunes, stresses the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses and encourages aspiring Black entrepreneurs to take risks. In their first collaboration in ten years, Pharrell and Jay-Z address racial inequity, …

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