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Juvia’s Place Announces $300K in Grants to Black Entrepreneurs

  • Cosmetics brand Juvia’s Place, started by Black entrepreneur with $2,000 in capital, announces six $50,000 grants to Black-owned businesses
  • Company says Black entrepreneurs are often vulnerable to “debt traps” when starting a business
  • Deadline to apply is Aug. 31
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Citizens Bank Announces Grant Program for Minority-Owned Small Businesses

  • $1.5 million in grants to be awarded across the 11 states Citizens Bank serves
  • Program includes partnership opportunity with SCORE
  • Deadline of Aug. 7, with grants distributed in September
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Thousands of Theaters Join Call to “Save Our Stages”

  • Live music venues call on fans to join call to “Support Our Stages” with bipartisan $10 billion relief bill
  • Theaters have been hard-hit due to show cancellations and a lack of viable revenue alternatives during COVID-19 pandemic
  • National Independent Venue Association estimates nine out of 10 theaters may close in the next couple of months if situation continues
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What the Proposed HEALS Act Means for Businesses and Workers

  • Senate Republicans’ proposal for continued COVID-19 relief would provide additional stimulus while reducing unemployment supplement
  • Second round of Paycheck Protection Program would focus on small businesses
  • Additional funds aim to relieve workers of child care burden
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Businesses in These Cities Haven’t Felt the COVID Pandemic Too Hard

  • LendingTree analyzed survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to see which cities have felt the least impact on their businesses due to COVID-19
  • Cities in Kentucky, Virginia, and Arizona top the list
  • Recent reopening and local grants help ease the burden
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