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The EnrichHER $5,000 small business grant launches today, January 20! Women and business owners of color are encouraged to apply. The EnrichHER Grant supports diverse-led businesses with funds to help navigate today's tough economy.

The EnrichHER $5,000 Grant Contest targeting women and founders of color is now live, EnrichHER announced today. EnrichHER will begin accepting applications Thursday, January 20, 2022 until Thursday, February 3, 2022 at enrichher.com/grant. A grant winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, March 31, 2022. Applicants must be a U.S.-based business owned by a woman or person of color.

As inflation, COVID-19 and labor shortages continue to complicate today's economy, small business owners are under tremendous pressure to manage and grow their businesses. The $5,000 EnrichHER Grant is a lifeline for founders seeking funds for operational needs such as new equipment, a marketing campaign or payroll support.

Registered grant applicants will receive information on financing options, the EnrichHER Accelerator Program, as well as access to a weekly newsletter providing over $50,000 in grant opportunities and pitch competitions weekly.

"I'm excited to begin the new year with an opportunity that will help New Majority founders reach their 2022 business goals," says Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, founder and CEO of EnrichHER, which to date has connected businesses to $14MM in capital.

"Despite the challenges businesses led by women and people of color face, these owners are growing and managing companies that are stabilizing our economy and providing consumers with much-needed goods and services. Their survival is crucial to our community’s ability to get through these uncertain times. I am proud that EnrichHER is playing a role in empowering this demographic of entrepreneurs."

EnrichHER is the only Black woman-owned fintech lender serving women and business owners of color.

For more information, visit enrichher.com/grant.

ABOUT ENRICHHER
EnrichHER is a financial technology platform that matches revenue-generating companies led by women and founders of color to individual and institutional sources of funding. A Certified B Corporation™ and Techstars alum, EnrichHER has been in-market since 2019, deploying $14M in capital to traditional businesses from 47 states. Our network has engaged with over 98,000 companies through our digital community and in-person activations. Named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2021 "Atlanta Startups to Watch," winner of the FinTech South Challenge and the TiE Atlanta ACCESS Pitch Day, EnrichHER is proud to fuel the fastest-growing demographics of business owners -- Black women and diverse-led companies -- by providing capital, coaching, and connections.

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Breakout star, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Taja V Simpson is making waves on the current season of BET's & Tyler Perry's, The Oval.

She is best known for her role as long-suffering wife and White House staffer Priscilla Owen in BET's #1 scripted cable drama, Tyler Perry's THE OVAL.

Taja was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is very proud of her southern roots. Her journey hasn't always been easy, but it's been worth it.

Taja has quickly become one of the screen's most sought-after artists. She is starring in her new film Lola 2, which is slated to begin production in March 2022.

Through this success, she launched her own academy, The Working Actors Academy, which helps advise up and coming actors.

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The award-winning actress believes in helping others and sharing knowledge within the industry. She created The Working Actors Academy to help show actors the ins and outs of how the business works -- a skill that isn't shown or taught really anywhere else.

Membership with TWAA gives an inside look, into the business and teaches aspiring and working actors how to successfully book jobs and has received rave reviews since its inception.

Entertainment isn't the only thing Taja is passionate about. She also loves the beauty industry and she's all about bold looks and bright colors. She started a lipstick line called the Taja V. Simpson Collection.

At the moment, she has three different shades of lipstick on sale in her online store. Taja also launched her own hair growth line, "TAJ. Hair Growth." The company was born out of her own past experiences with hair problems.

Taja is co-author of a best-selling book, "Cracking the Acting Code," which teaches aspiring actors how to jumpstart their acting careers.

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Lil Duval sent a clear message to aspiring female entrepreneurs and side hustlers who flaunt their wealth and material gains on Instagram.

There are an abundance of independently wealthy women on Instagram whose motto is: "Don't depend on a rich man. Become a rich woman."

Women have been doing it for themselves for decades. But social media - particularly Instagram - ushered in a new era of women who show off their wealth to an audience of millions.

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Lil Duval has a message for women who chase dollars instead of men.
 

 
On Tuesday, the comedian-turned-rapper tweeted:

"Women been doing a lot of flexing lately which is cool but I don't think most of them fully understand what comes with that. You an easier target to rob."


 


 
The Internet was intrigued by Duval's post. Many agreed with his message that women are putting themselves at risk by flossing on social media.
 

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Entrepreneurs Mimi G and Brittany Jones celebrate the Grand Opening of Melanated Fabrics & Community Creative Center in Atlanta this weekend.

This gorgeous new female and minority-owned downtown Atlanta community hub (10 minutes from Ponce City Market) is a hugely anticipated safe creative space offers workshops, classes, and boutique fabric store for the modern DIY'er.

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With her millions of social media followers, Mimi G is legendary in the world of DIY fashion and sewing, having multiple platforms where she shares her years of sewing experience and expertise.

Mimi G is heading a fashion empire, including the Sew It Academy, the world's #1 online sewing school.

From a homeless teenage single mom to now leading the world's home sewing boom, Mimi G teaches millions of millennials, moms, teens, and more to make their own clothes.

Mimi G joined forces with Brittany J Jones to launch Melanated Fabrics.

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Brittany is an international trendsetting resource for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels. Together in Atlanta, they curate a wide array of fun and fashionable fabrics for the modern sewer.
 

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TBSN: The Black Sports Network launched during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. TBSN is the first Black-owned, woman-led sports network in the country.

It was a historic moment for DC Livers, a veteran sports reporter who stepped out on faith to launch the first woman-led sports network in America.

DC Livers, Founder & CEO of TBSN, said:

"There was no better way to launch a network than amid the backdrop of the NBA Finals while joining the nation cheering on two teams filled with competitors who have never won a championship. The hopefulness of the moment was too good to pass up. It was like we were all putting it all on the line with our eyes on the prize."

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DC, pictured with Suns star Chris Paul, added:

"TBSN is aware that other networks aren't committed to racial diversity. It's no longer something that Gen Z and Millennials are willing to put up with. Hiring the same old people gets the same old boring shows and with predictable results, Gen Z and Millennials are demanding more. TBSN offers something no other network does: Quality content with a hip hop angle. We're newer. We're fresher. We're younger. It's the perfect combination for today's sports lover."

According to Eurweb.com, TBSN will merge hip hop and sports.

Rapper Yung Joc said of TBSN: "This is big. I feel like I just gave ya'll some exclusive information."

NBA coach and father Lavar Ball said he can't wait to be a part of it and others are heralding the move as "monumental" and "groundbreaking."

Today's Morning Glory is the curvy Edwina Wehjla, aka The Alchemist, and CEO of @thechargedupcircle & Forginiron clothing.

Edwina is a 20-something business woman and fitness enthusiast who graduated from medical school.

Edwina belongs to the influential "Hot black women" and "Sexy Black Women" of Instagram.

Edwina and her business partner Chadoy Leon ([pictured) created Forginiron clothing line to "revolutionize sports wear for the everyday man and woman," according to her website. "Forged by iron minds, Forginiron goal is to represent all who find joy in dominating their goals, while wearing pieces that are a fusion of practical activewear and highly functional-forward thinking fashion. Each distinctive garment is tailored to conspicuously compliment your body."

Check out Edwina's style and poise on her Instagram page. Everything she wears is available on her website.

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