Ron Holloway, co-owner of Woofbowl, a food truck business that specializes in nutrient-dense meals for dogs, navigates specific challenges as a small business owner amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) – a multi-year initiative founded in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and the nation’s four leading Black chambers – helps provide opportunities for success. Since launch, the CBBB has distributed $5,000 grants to more than 1,000 Black small business owners across the country and continues to offer resources to help business owners thrive.
September 29, 2022
The loss of eligibility for public safety-net programs and the benefits they provide as income rises above eligibility limits is called a “benefit cliff.” Benefits cliffs can significantly impact lower-wage workers and their families financially and may act as a disincentive for pursuing modest promotions and incremental raises and career development.
June 1, 2022
As employees return to the office, it remains critical for companies and businesses to ensure that the work environment embodies inclusiveness so everyone can thrive.
March 21, 2022
Harlem Cycle, a boutique indoor cycling studio based in New York City, was founded on the belief that everyone should have equal access to wellness. This past year, the spin studio was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) to support this growing community of riders.
March 8, 2022
Bendable is an online learning marketplace offered through local public libraries that provides in-demand courses to help guide students to the career path they want.
February 2, 2022
Masden started Apostrophe Puzzles to showcase the work of contemporary artists of color in December 2019 and received a grant from the Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) last year. The multi-year initiative founded in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and the nation’s four leading Black chambers – provides critical support and immediate financial aid to Black-owned small businesses through grants, mentorship, and other resources.
February 2, 2022
January 19, 2022
If you’ve heard of an ISA, chances are, it was related to education. ISAs have been popular in the education space for about a decade, helping would-be students pay for programs, degrees, certifications, or bootcamps. However, ISAs have applicability well beyond learning. They’re an incredibly powerful tool that lets people use their future potential as collateral for capital.
June 22, 2021
Succeeding as a small business owner is more challenging than ever, especially during this unprecedented pandemic. It requires not only having a sound business plan, but the ability to attract and retain top talent who, in today’s marketplace, increasingly prefers to work for businesses with a clear commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).
June 2, 2021
Businesses’ commitment to workplace inclusion is critical to addressing systemic inequalities and building communities that expand opportunity to all. That's why the U.S. Chamber Foundation created the LGBT Inclusion Hub for Small Businesses – an online platform for small business owners to find the resources and inspiration they need to build inclusive workplaces.
March 30, 2021
The U.S. Chamber Foundation conducted a series of interviews featuring Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) grantees and their stories. We heard from Black small business owners on how the CBBB grant helped them, the impact of the pandemic on small businesses, and what Black business owners need during this challenging time.