SME

Matugga Distillery’s 300k raise shows inclusive power of crowdfunding

Matugga’s fundraising success shows the consumer desire for a diverse rum brand

Matugga crowdfunding campaign is a boon for Black female entrepreneurship

Co-founder of diverse rum brand Jacine Rutasikwa is a descendant of the Windrush Generation

Herconomy raises £450,000 to further plan of female empowerment

They will use the funding to increase financial and development resources for women globally

SMEs need to push harder on diversity and inclusion, say staff

A survey of SME respondents reveals a lack of action among firms to pursue diversity and inclusion

Diversifying your business by going international

By moving away from a single-location model, businesses can access a wider talent pool

Mastercard launches Strive Learning Network to support diverse entrepreneurs

The network comprises individuals and organisations that want to support small businesses, especially those led by BAME and female entrepreneurs

Businesses encouraged to buy ‘Purple Socks’ to support disabled entrepreneurs

Social enterprise Parallel Lifestyle, sustainable activewear brand BAM, and enterprise support charity Hatch Enterprise are behind the project

Do it Now Now’s Bayo Adelaja on Black tech founders and beating the ‘boys’ club’ culture

With Black entrepreneurs facing significant barriers to funding, Do it Now Now hopes to change the narrative in tech through better introductions and growth support

New report reveals “trust gap” between Black business community and banks

Respondents cited poor treatment and lack of understanding of lived experiences as reasons why they didn’t deal with banks for funding

Mastercard to help diverse-led small businesses on digital journey

Mastercard’s Strive initiative will offer personalised support to small businesses led by women and ethnic minorities