Unstacking the Deck: Toward Financial Resilience for African-American Entrepreneurs in the South

Jun 22, 2016 | by
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This field scan marks the beginning of a research-driven initiative led by CFED: Toward Financial Resilience for African-American Entrepreneurs in the South. This initiative aims to create and enhance solutions that help financially vulnerable African-American entrepreneurs weather cash flow difficulties and achieve financial well-being through business ownership. Through interviews with over 30 practitioners who serve African-American entrepreneurs in the South, we pieced together a more complete understanding of the problem we aim to solve. We explored the ways in which these practitioners' clients experience cash flow difficulties, the drivers that cause these difficulties and the solutions currently in place to address them.