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Building to Last: Creating Local Ecosystems to Support Business Owners of Color


corner market on 23rd and mission

Small businesses have long been one of the few ways communities of color are able to build wealth. However, the difficulties of operating a small business are magnified for small business owners of color, who have to navigate both the complexities of business operation and structural racism that can deny them access to resources. Community benefit organizations, or CBOs, have been instrumental in helping small businesses tackle these challenges. Join us for a panel discussion on how CBOs are working to develop local ecosystems to support business owners of color over the long term.

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