Minority Business Finance

Minority business finance is the process of providing working capital to minority-owned businesses either through debt or equity.  It has been shown that minority business owners are more likely to have their requests for funding denied than white business owners. Even if a minority-owned business did get funding from a lender, it would receive less money, per dollar of equity, than a white-owned business.

There are several organizations and government institutes that are aimed at funding minority-owned businesses. The Minority Business Development Agency is a federal agency that focuses on growing minority-owned businesses.  There are also several Business Development Centers that help minority entrepreneurs with starting their own businesses.

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