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Issa Rae, actress, writer, producer, and comedian, CEO of HOORAE a multi-faceted entertainment media company (Photo: Business Wire)
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 20 January 2023

In honor of Black History Month, Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp are hosting a live, virtual fireside chat to highlight the experiences and remarkable courage it takes for Black-owned entrepreneurs and small businesses to overcome the hurdles they encounter on their paths to success.

WHAT: In a conversation sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks + Mailchimp, the world’s leading small business technology platform, Issa Rae and Nate Burleson will host a live “Conversation about Courage” that will provide personal insights and practical advice for U.S. and Canadian Black-owned small businesses.

Economic and social inequalities continue to challenge Black businesses. Across the U.S. and Canada, new data from QuickBooks shows that more than 75% of black businesses believe that they are judged more critically than non-Black businesses. Additionally, more than 55% have been denied a business loan at least once — compared to 37% of non-Black business owners in the U.S.

Attendees will come away with insights into the entrepreneurial journey, a glimpse into the challenges that Black small business owners encounter, and a better understanding of the courage it takes to be triumphant in the face of adversity. Attendees can register for free at http://intuit.me/BHM2023Chat.

WHO: The live, virtual fireside chat will feature:

  • Speaker: Issa Rae, actress, writer, producer, and comedian, CEO of HOORAE a multi-faceted entertainment media company
  • Moderator: Nate Burleson, television host, former wide receiver in the NFL, CEO of Lionblood Clothing

WHEN: The first day of North American Black History Month, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register for this free, live, virtual event at http://intuit.me/BHM2023Chat

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