Article Review: DATA: NEARLY 80% OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURS BELIEVE THEY RUN THRIVING BUSINESSES, YET GAINING ACCESS TO CAPITAL STILL A HURDLE. Ntsetselelo Dlamini, ESG Intern, Skidmore College.
Data: Nearly 80 of Black Entrepreneurs Believe They Run Thriving Businesses, Yet Gaining Access to Capital Still a Hurdle - https://www.blackenterprise.com/data-nearly-80-of-black-entrepreneurs-believe-they-run-thriving-businesses-yet-gaining-access-to-capital-still-a-hurdle/ The article highlights the fact that, despite the resilience of black entrepreneurs in dealing with record inflation, a pandemic and overall economic uncertainty, the issue of access to capital remains a significant hurdle. Almost 50% of black business owners report they have issues accessing finance. Be that as it may, the provision of information about sources of finance is a step in the right direction. The article notes that Bank of America and Seneca Women compiled a database on sources of capital specifically for black entrepreneurs (Ed note: also see the Minority and Women-owned Company Small Business Financing Guide and Workbook ). Knowing what lenders are looking for is helpful, regardless of the sour