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WWBIC marks 35 years of serving small businesses with financial training and responsible lending

November 3, 2022

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and is looking forward to furthering its motto of “putting dreams to work” for Milwaukee and Wisconsin as a whole for many years to come. With a focus on women, people of color, lower-wealth individuals, and veterans and military-connected families, WWBIC… [Read More]

Local Milwaukee startup selected for Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator program

October 20, 2022

A few years ago, while he was living in Texas, new Milwaukee resident Marlon V.R. Ross, was informed by his doctor that his blood pressure was elevated and that by body mass index (BMI) standards, he was overweight. The doctor, Ross said, told him that he needed to go on a diet. She never gave… [Read More]

Celebrating Black Business Month 2022: How to find support as a black entrepreneur, or lend your support as an ally

August 18, 2022

This August marks the 19th anniversary of National Black Business Month, which honors black Americans’ long history of entrepreneurship, as well as black business owners’ contributions to their local communities and the United States economy. The annual observance took root when engineering entrepreneur Frederick E. Jordan found himself reflecting on the challenges he’d faced financing… [Read More]

Three key steps for first-time home buyers

April 21, 2022

For those considering home ownership for the first time, it may seem as if there’s a long list of details to tackle once the search begins. However, before potential buyers even start looking at homes, there are three important steps to take. The first step is getting your finances in order. Checking your credit rating… [Read More]

Frost family celebrates the grand opening of two family businesses, Elie Bleu Threading and Spa and Frost Realty

April 7, 2022

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Kaycee and Jonathan Frost cut the ribbon on not one but two new business at 72nd and North Ave. Milwaukee native Kaycee Frost opened Elie Bleu (pronounced Ellie Blue) Threading and Spa, 7131 W. North Ave. Kaycee got her start in the beauty industry at the age of 10, when… [Read More]

Four 2021 holiday shopping predictions — and what they mean for your wallet

November 4, 2021

With Halloween in the books and Thanksgiving just ahead on the horizon, those who haven’t yet started strategizing for the holidays might feel like they’re already behind. They shouldn’t panic just yet — but they should get moving. 2021 is shaping up to be at least as chaotic as 2020, and things are just getting… [Read More]

PNC Foundation commits $600,000 to launch Black Business Boost Fund for under-invested neighborhoods of Milwaukee

October 21, 2021

The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in under-invested neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The program will include direct equity investments, technical assistance, credit recovery, incubation, access to co-working space, working capital and strategic,… [Read More]

Gov. Evers unveils $75-million in grants to support equitable economic recovery and diverse business investment

October 14, 2021

Governor’s investments toward diverse, equitable economic recovery now total $125-million On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Gov. Tony Evers announced two new competitive grant programs totaling $75-million to support diverse business investment in communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The pandemic has underscored—and, in some cases, even exacerbated— disparities experienced by underserved communities, in particular for… [Read More]

COVID—PPEWarrior educates, invests in COVID-19

September 16, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic most people had never heard of or used the acronym PPE; now it is a household term. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and over the past year it has become important safety armor as we continue our… [Read More]

IRS warns of child tax credit scams

August 12, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers of ongoing scams related to the child tax credit — with some landing directly in Americans’ email or smartphone. “Right now we’re seeing scammers trying to take advantage of the American public by attempting to gain information — using phone calls, emails, text messages, through social media… [Read More]