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CCP’s Herman Nyamunga: Black and minority-owned businesses need more than capital to thrive

Both Black and Latinx Americans have faced higher unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their businesses have been hit harder, too. In Philadelphia, active Black biz ownership fell by 68% from March to July, compared to 44% for white biz owners, per WHYY.

Herman Nyamunga, the director of the Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) Power Up Your Business accelerator, believes entrepreneurship can be used as tool for Black and brown communities to fight poverty — but supports are necessary, especially amid unprecedented challenges.

Power Up Your Business is CCP’s neighborhood-based approach to economic development that offers free training to small businesses. It was one of four local programs to share $180,000 in recent grant funding from AT&T designed to support Black and brown entrepreneurs. CCP received $80,000 to fund two accelerator cohorts, which will aim to help 30 entrepreneurs at the launch or growth stages.

Nyamunga said

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HubSpot Launches New Features at INBOUND 2020 to Help Businesses Thrive in the New Normal

At INBOUND today, HubSpot’s Chief Product Officer Christopher O’Donnell said, “HubSpot is here to help businesses adapt to any new normal that comes their way. Over the past year, we have been working to add deep flexibility and power to our already easy-to-use software, and the features we’ve announced today are set to help businesses not only survive, but thrive, in the new economic environment.”

Today’s announcements include:

  • Sales Hub Enterprise — an enterprise sales CRM with custom objects, advanced permissions, and sophisticated reporting, as well as enhanced sales acceleration tools and configure-price-quote functionality.
  • Scalable pricing — a new customer-friendly pricing model that enables companies to only pay for the contacts they actively market to.
  • Upgrades to Marketing Hub, including advanced personalization tools, a new report builder, and custom objects.
  • Service Hub enhancements, such as logged-in visitor identification, help desk automation, and team management functionality, in addition to a
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Why Online Grocer Thrive Market Is Booming During The Pandemic With Sales Up 90%

When the final tally is in, there are going to be a few retail winners, but many more losers from the Covid-19 pandemic. One in the winner’s column will be Thrive Market, the online grocery company that sells healthy, good-for-you-and-the-planet food and home products through a subscription model.

Thrive Market promises the same natural and organic vibe as Whole Foods
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, but without the negative “whole paycheck” connotation, thanks to a Costco-like membership model.

And a new guided shopping experience added since the pandemic began allows shoppers to create a personal grocery store customized to their special dietary needs and value preferences.

Thrive Market is benefiting from four converging trends that shifted into overdrive by the

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