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Inclusiv hosts webinar series: Reaching Hispanic small businesses in the COVID-19 environment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while everyone feels vulnerable and worried about the financial environment, the financially under served in our communities are among the most at-risk. Small business owners are no exception.

Inclusiv is planning a new Juntos Avanzamos webinar series, “Reaching Hispanic Small Businesses in the COVID-19 Environment” on May 21 and May 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Small businesses are feeling the brunt of the economic hardship caused by COVID-19 pandemic, with Hispanic small businesses facing even deeper challenges with less access to capital and resources like the Paycheck Protection Program. Despite limitations, Latino-owned businesses continue to grow rapidly and serve as the greatest contributors toward revitalizing their communities.

After the COVID-19 crisis is over there will continue to be an immense need for affordable and relevant lending options for Hispanic small businesses and entrepreneurs. Credit unions should be at the forefront of the recovery process, offering small business financing alternatives to their communities.

What are the most common challenges faced by Hispanic entrepreneurs and small business owners? What types of loans are more attractive and relevant? What are best practices in small business lending?

Please submit questions for panel members in advance to René A. Vargas Martínez, Program Officer, at rvargasmartinez@inclusiv.org. Learn more about the event here.

If you register for the May 21 webinar, you are automatically registered for the May 28 webinar, as well. Register here.

Written by
Cara Clark
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