I am beyond humbled to join “Reinvest In Mainstreet”, a global initiative created by serial entrepreneur Zach Neil that provides financial resources and mentorship for women owners, minority women owners and WOC-owned businesses affected by the pandemic. Think of it as “Shark Tank” for women, minority women and WOC-owned businesses!
Entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country have undeniably been hit hard by today’s pandemic and experience shows us that woman and minority woman owned businesses are even more likely to struggle with loans to stay in business. Experts report, up to 90% of minority and women small business owners are predicted to be denied a PPP loan, and the average size loan for women-owned businesses was 31% less than the average size loan for male-owned businesses, also large banks approved 60% of loans by white business owners, compared to just 50% of loans by Hispanic business owners and 29% of loans by black business owners.
My entrepreneurship journey started at the age of 19. While I was studying journalism in college, I knew that if I wanted to be an entertainment journalist, I would have to pay for my own path. Instead of waiting for networks to take a chance on me, I launched my own LLC and bet on myself. This was before everyone aspired to be an entrepreneur, a content creator. Now, I’m so proud to be able to be part of the initiative in paying it forward!
Join Zach Neil, Walter Moseley, Gia Farrell, Hillary Jones and myself in Reinvest In Mainstreet!
In our first round, we are investing thousands of dollars to entrepreneurs who are hard working, dedicated, and can execute on innovative ideas that will succeed in today’s highly competitive environment. Our first-round kicks off with a virtual pitch session on February 22th. Selected recipients of investment and partnerships will be announced on February 24th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and myself at email@example.com your story and business pitch for a chance to pitch in front of us virtually.