Advancing Collective Prosperity through Entrepreneurship in Atlanta

Entrepreneurship can provide pathways to building wealth. But for Black entrepreneurs, a harder road lies ahead because of systemic barriers to credit, markets, and economic and social capital. For example, we know that White-owned businesses nationwide are valued 11 times higher on average than Black-owned businesses. Because of our unwavering commitment to clearer pathways to financial stability and wealth for households of color, Prosperity Now, with the support of Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site and The Kendeda Fund, recently facilitated a community of practice in Atlanta. This cohort of professionals came together over the course of several months to learn from one another and to identify strategies for strengthening Black-owned businesses.