On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Darrell Green, SVP, Business Acquisition Manager and Small Business Development Leader for the Southeast U.S. at Wells Fargo. He is joined by Martina Edwards, Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. or ACE. ACE is a nonprofit, community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loans and other business coaching services to help entrepreneurs in Metro Atlanta grow stable, sustainable businesses.
Related: Applying for a Small Business Loan: What You Need to Know – Ray Pennie, ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs)
In this segment, Darrell and Martina discuss the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) Program, and how it empowers business owners from minority backgrounds, including people of color, immigrants, veterans, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and others.
We kicked off the interview with Darrell and Martina, by discussing the history and inspiration behind the Diverse Community Capital Program and more importantly, what it aims to accomplish. The pair then discussed the program’s partnership with CDFIs (community development financial institutions) including ACE, and how the organizations bring economic growth to local communities.
Related: Programs and Initiatives That Support Black Owned Business in Metro Atlanta
To find out more about the Diverse Community Capital Program, and to see if your business qualifies, be sure to watch our entire interview above. And for even more great interviews and articles about small business financing, click here!
(Originally aired on March 16, 2020)
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