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Client Spotlight: Jewel Domino, Owner of BelleJohns’ Soul Food

We met Jewel Domino when she was accepted into UCEDC’s Virtual Incubator Program(VIP), which offers selected businesses with ownership from underserved populations free mentorship, training, and access to capital to help meet the challenges of this moment.  Before becoming an…

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Celebrating Women’s History

At UCEDC, we have had the pleasure of working with so many talented and successful small businesswomen. In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we’d share some of their stories with you. Click on the names below to read…

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Client Spotlight: Charlotte Diakite, Owner of A3 Contracting

Charlotte Diakite of A3 Contracting is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Her grandmother owned a salon in Brooklyn during the ’70s, and her father owned a gas station. She remembers engaging with the receipts and papers as a child and taking…

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UCEDC’s 2021 Annual Highlights is Here!

Welcome to our 2021 Annual Highlights! The client stories, impact statistics, and milestones depicted in the 2021 Annual Highlights celebrate the work done over the last year to help keep our local economies thriving. It illustrates the resiliency of the…

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for the Holiday Season?

It’s time to gear up for the holidays! Whether you’re a retailer who counts on Christmas for the bulk of your revenue or you’re a service provider who hasn’t considered your holiday positioning, these articles will help you plan, prepare…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

According to the SBA, “there are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making them the fastest-growing segment of U.S. small businesses.” In fact, the SBA states, “the number of Hispanic business owners has grown 34% in the last…

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