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Brooklyn College | Murray Koppelman School of Business
The Financial Ecosystem and Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs (Image: two Black women and a Black man in discussion over an ipad

The Koppelman School of Business at Brooklyn College
invites you to a webinar.

The Financial Ecosystem and Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Time: 12:30–2 p.m.

A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York revealed racial disparities in access to federal relief funds, and higher rates of Black business closures during recent COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, counties with the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases are also the areas with the highest concentration of Black businesses. Perpetual historical barriers in the overall financial ecosystem have often left Black entrepreneurs struggling, marginalized, and isolated in their quest to obtain credit and capital to survive and sustain their businesses.

In this webinar, our panelists will discuss:

  • What are the challenges that Black businesses face when seeking bank financing?

  • How are Black operated banks helping Black-owned businesses to access external finance?

  • What are alternative forms of financing available to Black business owners and entrepreneurs?

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Hosted by Qing Hu, Dean of the Koppelman School of Business, moderated by James A. Lynch, Jr., Esq. Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Business Management Department in the Koppelman School of Business. Featuring the following panelists:

Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams,
Distinguished Professor and Prudential Chair in Business, Rutgers University-Newark Campus

Kendel Campbell

Kendel Campbell
(‘08, Computer Science)
Assistant Branch Manager, Crown Heights Carver Federal Savings Bank

Danette Hyatt-Sullivan

Danette Hyatt-Sullivan,
(‘95, Business Management)
Business Support Development Officer Carver Federal Savings Bank

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