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Two-week exclusive access to federal loans could offer relief to Haitian businesses
Business

Two-week exclusive access to federal loans could offer relief to Haitian businesses

Small businesses and nonprofits with less than 20 employees will have exclusive access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for 14 days, the Biden administration has announced. The exclusive application period began Feb. 24 and contains measures that could help immigrant-run businesses access loans.

Forging an Inclusive Economy that Supports Small Business, Micro Enterprises
Business, Columns

Forging an Inclusive Economy that Supports Small Business, Micro Enterprises

Through the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain, I am working on a legislative proposal to direct the Small Business Administration to create a new federally-backed 7a loan for micro enterprises that are leveraging new emerging technologies, like blockchain. I will unveil more details about this proposal during the upcoming National Briefing of Women of Color in Blockchain, March 3-4, 2021, to commemorate Women’s History Month.

Sisters Aim to Bring Haitian Coffee Culture to Miami
Business

Sisters Aim to Bring Haitian Coffee Culture to Miami

Two Haitian-American sisters based in Florida are on a mission to help make Haitian coffee as well-known as Cuban coffee. aitians are Miami’s second-largest ethnic group, one with its own rich history with coffee, so this felt like a natural progression for us.

Support small businesses, buy local this holiday season
Business, Lists & Guides

Support small businesses, buy local this holiday season

Let’s make the holidays about small business. Nearly one-third of small businesses in New York haven’t reopened their doors since March. Those that remain open have taken huge financial hits and are fighting for survival. This season, help support the businesses that shape our communities by buying a portion of your gifts locally.

Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand
Business, Only In The Haitian Times, Special Reports

Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand

Barbancourt Rhum, an $18 million business, has survived Haiti’s tumultuous history of coups, embargoes and natural disasters to become a world-renowned brand in the spirits industry. Lately, a family fight for company control has pitted its late leader Thierry Gardere’s only child and his siblings against one another.

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