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Past Insights Issues

July 2024: The July edition of Insights highlights ICIC’s signature program, Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), and celebrates Disability Pride Month

June 2024: The June edition of Insights highlights Santander’s Cultivate Small Business program and celebrates Pride Month, Juneteenth, and Canadian Indigenous People’s Day.

May 2024: The May edition of Insights highlights ICIC’s research and celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Month with an IC100 Award winner.

April 2024: April’s edition of Insights showcases ICIC’s Building for Growth program and celebrates Earth Day.

March 2024: The March edition of Insights highlights ICIC’s Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN) and celebrates Women’s History Month.

February 2024: The February edition of Insights highlights the Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women: Black in Business program and begins the celebration of ICIC 30th Anniversary, showcasing the first “What’s Your Why?” stories.

January 2024: The January edition of Insights focuses on the inspiring stories of the winners of the Inner City 100 Awards. For 25 years, ICIC has recognized and celebrated the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in under-resourced communities through this prestigious award. The 2023 awardees were announced in December at the ICIC Annual Conference held in Miami.

December 2023: The December Insights celebrates the holiday season and reflects on the 2023 Annual Conference.

November 2023: The November Insights highlights the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and support services. ICIC has been the proud national outreach and selection partner of Goldman Sachs since the program was announced in November 2009.

October 2023: The October Insights highlights ICIC’s Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN), a vibrant community comprised of 8,000+ alumni from all of ICIC’s programs and initiatives.

September 2023: ICIC offers seven tuition-free development programs that serve small businesses throughout their lifecycle—from startup to succession. We’re highlighting each program throughout the next year to illustrate our impact and showcase the diverse ways we support entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey. This month’s highlight is Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC).

July and August 2023: Celebrating Disability Pride Month and National Black Business Month

June 2023: Celebrating Pride Month and Juneteenth

June 2023: Celebrating Pride Month

May 2023: Celebrating AAPI Month and Building for Growth Spring Cohort Launch

May 2023: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month: Celebrating AAPI Month

April 2023: April Insights: Earth Day and ICCC Alumni Highlights

March 2023: March Insights: Women’s History Month 2023 and Breaking the Glass Bottleneck Report

March 2023: Women’s History Month 2023: Celebrating Women’s History Month

February 2023: February Insights: Black History Month 2023 and ICIC Programs Accepting Applications

February 2023: Black History Month 2023: Celebrating Black History Month

January 2023: January Insights: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 2022: December Insights: 2022 Impact Report and Annual Conference Recap

November 2022: November Insights: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

September/October 2022: September/October Insights: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

July/August 2022: July/August Insights: Celebrating Disability Pride and Black Business Month

June 2022: June Insights: Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride

November 2021: November Insights: #VetBiz small business guide

October 2021: New ICIC Report Examines How For-Profit Companies Can Act as Anchor Institutions

September 2021: Save the Date – December 7 & 9 – for ICIC’s Annual Conference

January 2020: How Would You Use a $50,000 Business Grant?

Holiday Impact Graphic: Taking a look at ICIC’s impact to date

December 2019: ICCC Alumnus Lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

November 2019: Please join us in celebrating the life of Bernard J. Tyson

October 2019: Published by the Boston Globe: Steve Grossman expands the fight to narrow the wealth gap

September 2019: The Big Impact of Small Businesses on Urban Job Creation: Evidence from 10 Cities

August 2019: The Big Impact of Small Businesses on Urban Job Creation: Evidence from 10 Cities

July 2019: Arts and Culture Organizations: The Overlooked Anchors

June 2019: Small Business of the Year Awards

May 2019: National Small Business Week

April 2019: Opportunity Zones

March 2019: Celebrating Women’s History Month

February 2019: Celebrating Black History Month

January 2019: Organizations Creating Economic Opportunity by Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

December 2018: Helping Entrepreneurs of Color Grow their Business

November 2018: Read the ICCC Impact Report!



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