Small businesses are the backbone of our country and our communities, and essential to the prosperity and resilience of this nation. We’re working to strengthen local communities by fueling the growth of small businesses.
Designed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BizConnect is a development and mentorship program for small businesses in economically distressed areas with the ultimate goal of strengthening local communities.
Developed in partnership with the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, this pilot program will provide business owners with coaching, networking opportunities, and financial assistance to advance their economic success and resiliency. At its core, BizConnect is about helping people in communities through small business growth.
Hear from Black small business owners on how the current economic climate has impacted their companies as they navigate this challenging time.
Phillip Hall, executive director of PLA, is committed to each child's learning development, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, as well as social skills. Learn how Panoramic Learning Academy is making long-lasting impacts in the community.
Vaughn Dabney, founder and CEO of Unoma Haus, has a mission to redefine what home means. He views the van conversion company as an avenue to building a network of community spaces for adventure seekers wanting to experience a nomadic lifestyle.
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.