What are Community Navigators?
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and under-resourced entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to start, grow, or recover their businesses.” The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) and 20 USBC Black Chambers of Commerce serve African American and minority/women-owned firms (MWBEs) under this program. In addition to directly connecting MWBEs to SBA programs, lending, and local resources, our team ensures that small and micro-businesses receive support and access to technical assistance services, available grants, business financing, and certification and contract opportunities to help firms grow, expand, and sustain over time.
We have created this online portal for you to access and reach out for services through our chamber network. Our hope is that you utilize the CNPP resources for your business needs to get connected to people, networks, organizations, corporations, and public agencies in your local market. Please visit this page often for information on counseling, training, financing, contracting, grants, technical assistance, and other resources crafted with you in mind
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SBA AND SPOKE EVENTS
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER
A Portal for modern tools and small business resources
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Alisa serves as the liaison to the SBA Community Navigator Program, Chambers and staff to ensure that firms receive the resources needed to gain contracts and capital. She leads the USBC Hub efforts for the team.
Carl Davis, Jr.
As Program Manager, Carl is responsible for day-to-day management and identifying new opportunities for the spokes to expand the local ecosystem of technical assistance and access to capital services. This work provides much needed resources for businesses to help them grow in size and scale.
Warren Richard Jr.
As Outreach Specialist, coordinating resources and spoke activities helps to provide an ecosystem of service for Black businesses.
Lisa serves as the Navigator Program Coordinator, tracking and organizing Hub and spoke projects and deliverables.
Tiffany Mayes Eholor
Tiffany is the outreach specialist specific for the Navigator program. Tiffany is the point of contact for West and Mid-West Spokes.