Comcast Celebrates Diversity in Oregon/Southwest Washington, Provides Opportunity for Small Business Owned by Women and People of All Colors - Yahoo Finance UK

Comcast Celebrates Diversity in Oregon/Southwest Washington, Provides Opportunity for Small Business Owned by Women and People of All Colors – Yahoo Finance UK

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Comcast Celebrates Diversity in Oregon/Southwest Washington, Provides Opportunity for Small Business Owned by Women and People of Color
01.06.2022 / 20:55
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The deadline to apply for the next round of the Comcast RISE Awards is June 17th. Comcast RISE is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched to strengthen small businesses hit hard by COVID-19. Oregon / Southwest Washington Small businesses owned by people of color and women are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to receive consulting, media, and creative production services from Effectv, Comcast Cable’s advertising sales division, or technology improvements from Comcast Business, based on their specific needs.

According to the year 2020 study By the National Association of Women Entrepreneurs, 42% of businesses in the United States are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses starting each day. This is nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses grow at only half the rate of those run by men, because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed. In addition, according to US CensusIn 2019, more than 1 million employer companies in the United States were minority-owned.

Since the beginning of the program, Comcast has announced nearly 50 small businesses in Oregon/Southwest Washington as Comcast RISE recipients.Royalty Spirits, a Portland-based adult beverage company owned by entrepreneur Chaunci King, has received a customized technology turnaround from Comcast RISE.“Oregon relaxed some laws around online selling, so we started using social media for marketing and Comcast RISE gave us the equipment, services, and phone lines we needed to thrive.”

Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment, is part of UP . projectComcast Comprehensive Progress Initiative digital stock and help provide underrepresented small business owners with access to the digital tools and finance they need to thrive. Over the next 10 years, Comcast is committing $1 billion to programs, such as Comcast RISE, and partnerships to reach an estimated 50 million people with the skills, opportunities, and resources they need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

In its first year alone, Comcast RISE has provided more than $60 million in grants, marketing, and technology services to more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color—including Black Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.

More information and applications for applying for marketing and technology services are available at www.ComcastRISE.com.

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ABOUT COMCAST: Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We primarily focus on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with more than 56 million customers across the United States and Europe. We offer broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; Create, distribute and broadcast leading entertainment, sports and news programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, NBC, Telemundo, Multi Broadcast Networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports, delivering unforgettable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

ABOUT COMCAST BUSINESS: Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, telecommunications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless, and managed solutions to help organizations of all sizes prepare for what’s ahead. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and medium-sized businesses and one of the leading service providers in the enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a pioneer, innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow @ComcastBusiness on Twitter and on other social networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Effectv: Effectv, Comcast Cable’s advertising sales division, helps local, regional and national advertisers use the best of the digital world with the power of television to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make advertising campaigns more effective and easier to implement. Headquartered in New York with offices across the country, Effectv has a presence in 66 markets with approximately 35 million owned and represented subscribers. For more information, visit www.effectv.com.

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