Black businesses are the lifeblood of communities—yet owners and entrepreneurs face many barriers to success. JPMorgan Chase aims to help dismantle those roadblocks and promote a more inclusive economy and equitable future.
These persistent challenges are in part why we made a $30 billion Racial Equity Commitment to uplift underserved business owners and communities. Commercial Banking accounts for nearly half of the commitments made, and in 2022 alone we:
But investment alone will not solve the problem. A holistic approach is needed to help elevate Black businesses—through leadership, networking, strategic planning, certification and more—so they can drive growth, create wealth, and make lasting impacts in their communities.
These resources, curated from across JPMorgan Chase, offer valuable insights and compelling stories that Black business owners can learn from and be inspired by.
"There’s never been such a great opportunity for diverse businesses as there is right now. [Recent events] have made Fortune 500 companies a lot more proactive around supporting diverse businesses."
Kam and Summer Johnson, co-founders and co-owners of Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm, with their children, Zoë and Zach.
Travis Mack, founder, chairman and CEO of Saalex Corp.
"C-suite and executive leaders are important to the success of any company initiative, and DEI is no different. Decision-makers need to understand why DEI matters from a business standpoint, then drive the strategy forward through their respective spheres of influence."
- Idris Stover, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture at Shake Shack
Mandy Bowman, founder and CEO, Official Black Wall Street.
"I would not be in the position I am today if not for the opportunities that mentorship provided. The farm my family was able to start, through the support and mentorship of others, has helped to educate and put clothes on every generation of my family since the 1880s."
Empowerment, education and guidance are key to success. Not only can Black business owners and entrepreneurs gain those insights from the resources gathered here, but also via Advancing Black Pathways. This program connects participants with more resources for career, financial and business growth.
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