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Insights & Reports

Published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, these reports provide a snapshot of the impact CBBB has had on Black-owned small businesses, how they used the grant, and insights on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Developing the Black-Owned Business Ecosystem

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative hosted a one-hour virtual event on February 10, highlighting the impact of the Coalition’s efforts to develop Black-owned businesses and what developments are needed to fully leverage their potential.

Resources to Grow Your Business

Through a partnership with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses, Shopify is offering training and resources to support the long-term growth of Black-owned small businesses, including:
• An exclusive 120-day free Shopify trial to start, grow and manage your business online.
• Access to Shopify’s Build Black community to connect with black entrepreneurs.
• 1:1 coaching/mentoring opportunities through Operation HOPE.

Paving the Way for Long-Term Success

In February 2021, we brought together CBBB grantees and the Coalition partners – including American Express, our supporting partners, and four leading Black business organizations – to discuss the work of the Coalition to date, the impact it is making in the lives of Black small business owners, and how others can help grow this effort.

Backing You As You Move Forward

American Express is proud to back you as you move forward. Visit to access funding options and resources to help your business do more business.

Expert Business Advice, News, and Trends

Launched in 2019 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CO— is an editorial website with a mission to serve growing businesses across the U.S. Designed for business owners, CO— publishes content that helps solve the problems business owners face every day, connecting like minds and delivering actionable insights for next-level growth.

Black Women Entrepreneur Fast Fact Sheet

Businesses owned by black women have experienced unprecedented growth over the past two decades. This research, based on national data and a series of interviews with black women business owners, presents a summary of business owners’ motivation, challenges, support, and financial trends.

Black Women Equal Pay Day Fast Fact Sheet

Every year, the National Committee on Pay Equity sets a date for “Equal Pay Day.” This research shines a light on the wage gaps for Black women in the United States.

U.S. Black Chamber COVID Resources

USBC has created resources to help Black entrepreneurs navigate funding opportunities, educational webinars, and legislative updates on PPP and policies unique to business owners.


The U.S. Black Chamber’s platform powered by data and a national network of Black chambers.

Equality Of Opportunity Initiative

Through the Equality of Opportunity Initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is developing and advancing data-driven business and policy solutions to bridge opportunity gaps and ensure that Black Americans and people of color have greater opportunities to succeed.

Save Small Business Initiative

Small business owners across America are fighting to keep their workers employed and their dreams alive. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Save Small Business Initiative is committed to mobilizing and maximizing the impact of the nation’s response.

ShopSmall Resources

Visit to access free turnkey marketing tools, expert insights and advice, and special savings on curated solutions to help you market your business and other resources to assist with reopening.