Comcast has launched a new grant program designed to help small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) who have been impacted at a higher rate. Earlier this summer, Comcast announced a multiyear plan to fight injustice and inequality, pledging to allocate significant resources to help BIPOC small businesses across the nation.
“Together we are facing a painful yet powerful moment – one that presents us with a renewed opportunity to do better, and to create substantive and sustainable change.” – Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast
The newly developed Comcast Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment (RISE) program offers marketing and technology makeovers that may include media placements, marketing consultation, commercial creative production services or technology services such as computer equipment, internet, voice and cybersecurity from Effectv (advertising sales division of Comcast Cable) and Comcast Business (Comcast’s cable provider to small and mid-size businesses).
Originally, Comcast RISE was only available for Black small business owners, but, beginning on November 28, 2020, all BIPOC small business owners will be eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000. In addition, all small businesses are able to sign up for free marketing insights and resources. In the future, the program aims to expand to other small business owners.
Click here to apply and learn more about Comcast RISE!
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