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As a Chicago, IL-based entrepreneur and consultant, I strive to stay up to date with the latest industry resources, news, and insights. Read more about them below.

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BMO Harris Bank Black & LatinX Line of Credit

Up to $50,000 Line of Credit for Black and LatinX Business Owners.

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SBA Shuttered Business Grant

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act.

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Radio Advertising to Increase Brand Awareness

Advertise your Business on The Brunch Bunch which Airs Mon-Fri on Inspiration 1390AM an iHeart Radio Station. Reach over 15K Live Listeners per day. Reach over 50K people on Social Media. Add the Featured on iHeart Media and The Brunch Bunch Logo to your Profile.

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Verizon Big Concert for Small Business

Grants for Small Businesses funded by Verizon On Monday, February 8th, LISC will launch the grant application that small businesses can use to apply for a $10,000 grant. Grants will be eligible for small businesses across the U.S., particularly in historically underserved communities hit hard by the pandemic. Eligible expenses for the grant include: paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, upgrading technology infrastructure, and other immediate operational costs. To subscribe to learn when the grant goes live, click here.

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Calling all the best and brightest black changemakers

Citi Trends Grant Black entrepreneurs with a confirmed selling history of their products in at least one of the following categories: Apparel, Beauty, Skin Care, Hair Care, Footwear, Home Décor, Bedding, Bath, Technology or Accessories are eligible for this grant. Ten grants of $5000 each will be awarded. (double check and make sure your U.S. state is on their eligible list). Applications close on February 28, 2021.

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2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants

2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants Grants of $10,000 each to five entrepreneurs will be made to Black women-owned businesses. The grants program also includes complimentary business coaching and mentoring from New Voices Foundation for each grantee company. Applications close on February 28, 2021.

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Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grants

Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant This grant is open to for-profit businesses that are majority-owned by a Black woman (cisgender or transgender) or a Black femme-identified individual. The program will award four grants of $10,000 each. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.

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African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Female Award

Bold.org - African-American Entrepreneurs Grant - Female Award This grant will be awarded to a female African-American entrepreneur at any education level who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business and is currently enrolled as a student. One reward of $1000 will be made (paid to the student's college or university). Deadline is February 11, 2021.

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Single Mom Stimulus Grant (+ pandemic help for single moms)

Emma Johnson Single Mother Grant Every month, Johnson gives out $500 cash to one single mom, no strings attached. The 2021 Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant has one goal: Give a hand to single moms struggling with money, health, stress, child care, illness and loneliness. Qualifications are simple: 1. You’re a single mom. 2. You need the money right now.

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Women Who Tech

Women Who Tech Open to North America-based, women-owned startups in tech that have already raised $50K in seed revenue or that are already generating revenue. The organization awards equity-free grants to women-led tech startups on a rolling basis throughout the year. For each grant period, there is a different theme. For the first grant period of 2021, the theme is Emerging Tech; applicants should be focused on emerging technologies to solve systemic global problems. The first place prize for the Women Who Tech Emerging Tech grant is $15,000, and the second-place awardee will receive $5,000. Deadline is February 19, 2021.

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Chicago Foundation For Women (CFW)

Chicago Foundation For Women (CFW) - 2021 Spring Primary Cycle Process CFW will be accepting applications for program or operating support in any of CFW three issue areas (economic security, freedom from violence, access to health) or grants to specifically address the epidemic of violence against women. Grants will range between $10K-$30K. Organizations must be a 501c3 and in the Chicago area. Applications are due by February 17, 2021.

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21 Accelerators, Incubators, Programs and More for Female Founders

Looking for Support but Not Necessarily Funding? Here is a list of “21 Accelerators, Incubators, Programs and More for Female Founders”. Lots of great resources on that page!

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Comcast Rise Marketing Services and Tech Makeovers Today

Comcast Rise Marketing Services and Tech Makeovers Today – May 7, 2021 Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.

Eligibility:

  • Is at least 51% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned and operated
  • Is independently owned and operated
  • Is registered to conduct business in the US
  • Has been operating for one or more years
  • Is located within the Comcast Business or Effectv service area footprint
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Comcast Rise Investment Fund

Comcast Rise Investment Fund March 1 – 14, 2021 In June 2020, Comcast NBCUniversal announced the development of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to allocate $75 million in cash and $25 million in media over the next three years to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability. Starting March 1, 2021, qualifying businesses may apply for the Comcast RISE Investment Fund.

Grant Details:

• 500 grants totaling $5 million will be distributed as follows: 100 small businesses in each city. Each business will receive a $10,000 monetary grant

Application period is March 1-14, 2021. Grants will be announced at the end of April 2021 and awarded in May 2021.

Available in the following areas only: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA

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FAB AID – First Aid Beauty

You Can Now Apply for First Aid Beauty's Expanded Student Debt Initiative. Now through July 15th. They will pay off up to $100,000 of undergraduate debt only.

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