Making The Case For Change

Our commitment to empowering minority entrepreneurs extends beyond mere support – it's a pledge to usher in a wave of change that echoes through communities. We aim to nurture and elevate the entrepreneurial spirit within minority communities, igniting a path toward job creation, sustainable businesses, and the flourishing of wealth for entrepreneurs, their families, and the communities they call home.

We believe that true empowerment lies in not only fostering the development and growth of minority-led businesses but also in the profound impact these businesses can have on society. By providing the necessary tools, resources, and guidance, we envision a future where entrepreneurship becomes a catalyst for positive change, fueling economic growth and prosperity within underserved communities. Through our unwavering dedication, we seek to transform aspirations into realities, turning every business venture into a beacon of hope and opportunity.

Connecting your passion to profits while creating jobs and wealth across Westchester.

National Scope

41% of Black-owned businesses closed, compared to 17% of white-owned businesses. Only 54% of entrepreneurs of color received Paycheck Protection Program funding vs. 63% of all businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted minority businesses and underscored the need for operating capital and assistance in developing scalable business models with multiple revenue streams and the operational flexibility to drive self-sustainability.

Quick Facts

Black businesses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic [1]


African Americans made the decision to be self employed in 2022 [2]


Black business owners are less likely to have access to capital [3]

Our Initiative

SBA Community Navigators Pilot Program

We champion the transformation of underserved small businesses, shining a spotlight on those led by women, veterans, and individuals confronting social and economic hurdles. Our unwavering commitment is a driving force behind these determined businesses as they embark on a powerful resurgence from the extensive aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn More

[1] Kramer Mills, C. (2020) "Double Jeopardy: COVID-19's Concentrated Health and Wealth Effects on the Black Communities." Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Retrieved from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York website
[2] Lynch, S. (2022) "Black Businesses Are Beginning Their Post-Pandemic Boom up 38%." Nasdaq. Retrieved from Nasdaq website
[3] Lesonsky, R. (2023) "Reports Show Black Small Businesses Still Face Major Challenges." Forbes. Retrieved from the Forbes Website