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Debt, Investment, Credit, and Business Owners of Color

Did you know minority-owned companies have a business credit score five points lower than businesses owned by non-minorities? This infographic provides a lot more than this fact.

By |May 16th, 2017

Capital Crisis: Disparities in Access to Credit for Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority-owned businesses are more likely to be denied a line a credit, leaving more entrepreneurs of color with at least one severely delinquent credit card. Learn more about minorities and capital in this informative infographic.

By |May 16th, 2017

A Portrait of Business Owners of Color

Eateries are the most popular kind of businesses started by people of color, with beauty shops coming in second. This infographic contains a bevy of similar facts about business owners of color, some of which may surprise you.

By |May 16th, 2017

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equity-Centered Development panel

Gentrification, a form of economic development that results in high-income residents moving to low-income areas and displacing existing residents in the process, has been widespread in urban communities across the United States. Given the trend, is it possible to implement economic development strategies that benefit existing residents and allow them to remain connected to place? […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Featured Speakers

This year, we had the honor of hearing from Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Ted Lieu.

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equitable Strategies for Advancing Financial Inclusion Panel

This exciting interactive session brings together financial service innovators with a panel of business savvy professionals (“sharks”) who vetted the concepts and offer an insider’s perspective on what makes a proposal investment-worthy. The session will feature entrepreneurs with ideas that seek to bring vulnerable populations into the financial mainstream. Judges Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Financial […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color Panel

Owning a business can help reduce the racial and ethnic wealth gap by allowing individuals to fulfill their potential to create wealth-generating opportunities for themselves and others. Equitable opportunities for entrepreneurship may also increase jobs and economic development in areas where people of color and those with lower incomes disproportionately reside, which in turn improves […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

Entrepreneurs Salon at the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception

The 2016 Color of Wealth Summit focused on entrepreneurship in communities of color, so we wanted to start the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception with a conversation with entrepreneurs, who shared what it took to find business success. Moderator: Jamal Simmons, Principal, The Raben Group Entrepreneurs: Osiris Hoil, District Taco Gabrielle Jordin, Jewels of Jordin Aaron Saunders, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Missing Minority Businesses at 2016 Color of Wealth Summit

Senator Elizabeth Warren was the keynote speaker at our 2016 Color of Wealth Summit. Below is an excerpt about our new report, “The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why The Racial Gap Among Firms Costs the U.S. Billions.” Watch her entire keynote address.

By |April 21st, 2016