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Comcast announced today the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year initiative launched to help strengthen small businesses owned by people of color hit hard by COVID-19. Today’s announcement opens up eligibility to include all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses across Washington state.
The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years. It brings together two of the company’s brands —Comcast Business and Effectv, both with expertise in the small business space — to help empower business owners with the tools, expertise and resources needed to navigate the economic effects of the pandemic.
Launched in October, the first phase of Comcast RISE focused on Black-owned small businesses only, which were hit hardest by pandemic (According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research). Today’s announcement opens the program to all business owners in the BIPOC community in Washington state to apply for grants and other forms of assistance.
Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” is designed to help the hardest hit small business owners get a fresh start and boost their operations during this difficult time. The multi-faceted …
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