"TO BUILD STRONG RESOURCES FOR OUR COLLECTIVE, WE MUST COLLECTIVELY BUILD."
— MABEE Founder, ERIC U. II
Economic Empowerment Wisconsin is a community effort to provide low barrier grants, loans and investments for entrepreneurs of color. Our efforts couple needs analysis and technical assistance with fund development to move entrepreneurs of color from grant recipients to qualified loan candidates to attractive investments. The fund is essentially the rich and informed connection that entrepreneurs of color too often never have.
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BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FUND
Classes and training are important, but knowledge - without the necessary resources and connections - is just informed stagnation. Statistically, Black entrepreneurs fail at higher rates, but not totally. A shortage of successful family business owners is also correlated with Black business failure, as well as a lack of generational wealth. Without these, Black entrepreneurs recover less frequently from the inevitable hurtles of business. To bridge the divide, the Black Economic Empowerment Fund couples needs-based resource development with low-barrier grants, loans, and investments.
Members and supporters help supplement MABEE revenues that build a pool of resources used to help mitigated barriers our entrepreneurs tend to face.
with your support, we are building our collective resources for the betterment of the HIVE.
This Black Economic Empowerment Fund is supported in part by Economic Empowerment WI, a collaborative economic development initiative.