North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

The Inclusivity Project

We’re connecting 1000 black entrepreneurs and black-owned small businesses in underserved and socially disadvantaged communities with lifetime business mentorship and $100 Million dollars in capital to start their very first business or take their existing business to the next level.

The NorCal SBDC in partnership with the NorCal FDC welcome black entrepreneurs and business owners to a challenge we call the Inclusivity Project. We’re going to help connect $100 Million dollars in capital and provide lifetime business mentorship to 1000 black entrepreneurs and black-owned small businesses.

We’re planning to invest our time, talent and resources into each business that participates in this project. Our charge and challenge is to connect over one hundred million dollars into black-owned businesses to help them go the distance, creating jobs, services and opportunities within their neighborhoods — all adding up to meaningful community impact.

We’re calling this charge the 22nd Century Black Capitalism Movement — and entrepreneurs like yourself are invited to help create movement momentum.

Success takes more than passion. It takes real knowledge and a support system that can adapt with you. We’ll meet you wherever you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey and help give you the mentorship and the access to tools you need to realize your business potential.

Take the Challenge

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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