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Blog: Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC)

02-20-18

Celebrating Black Entrepreneur Excellence

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February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and honor black communities throughout the United States and highlight the people and stories that remain central to our nation’s history and enduring values. For ICIC, and our Inner City Capital Connections program in particular, this means recognizing  black-owned businesses’ unique challenges and successes,  and learning more about their founders’ stories. Read More


01-23-18

How one social enterprise has grown by building their business skills

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Youth UpRising, of Oakland, California, was created in 2003 in response to heightened racial tensions driven by decades of poverty and strife. They opened in 2005 with programming focused on direct service, community relations, and a unique public/private partnership between themselves, government, foundations, and other local service agencies. We sat down with their CFO, John Payne, to hear more about Youth UpRising and how ICCC helped them to scale the impact of their program. Read More


01-16-18

How ICCC helped a 100-year-old business scale their vision and growth

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There’s one thing Jim and Kathy Turner always say about their seafood, “if it were any fresher, it would still be swimming,” and as a fourth generation family business, Turner’s Seafood is now looking for ways to keep their business strategies as fresh as their fish. In October, the Turner’s traveled from Massachusetts to attend the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) culminating conference in New York. Read More


01-04-18

VetCor Services: A veteran’s commitment to creating career opportunities for former service members

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While at Inner City Capital Connections' culminating conference, we interviewed VetCor, a veteran owned and operated Florida-based company providing 24/7 emergency services for property restoration of water and mold damage. While they await their ICCC program start in early 2018, they continue to understand ways to grow their small business while maintaining their mission to provide veterans with fulfilling work after their military services. Read More


11-29-17

Mistakes made, lessons learned through Inner City Capital Connections

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Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) provides a wealth of opportunities and educational resources to inner city businesses that help them expand sustainably while creating more jobs and opportunity in their neighborhoods. These companies all have something in common besides participating in this unique program: they are operated by a diverse group of dedicated entrepreneurs, who work tirelessly to see their businesses succeed. At 2017 ICCC culminating conference, hundreds of these entrepreneurs ventured to New York to share their challenges and triumphs in the interest of learning from each other. Read More


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