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INTRODUCING COMCAST RISE
Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide grants, marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American among others or women.
WHAT IS COMCAST RISE?
We are committed to supporting small businesses who have been hit the hardest by the economic impact of the pandemic. Watch the video to learn more about how we are helping them thrive.
RESOURCES & TOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS
Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, social unrest, and environmental events. Small businesses owned by people of color or women have been some of the hardest hit. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, between February and April 2020, the number of active Black-owned businesses declined by 41%, Latinx-owned businesses declined by 32%, and Asian-owned businesses dropped by 25%, versus just 21% for the general population. Comcast RISE was created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support.
In November, Comcast RISE announced a major expansion to all women-owned businesses nationwide. According to a study by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 42% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses being started every day. That’s nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses are growing at only half the rate of those run by men, namely because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed.
To learn more information about this grant opportunity including applying, please visit the website at https://www.comcastrise.com/apply/