• Duration

    8 hours

  • Learners


  • Video

    4 hours

     Empowered Funding: Access to Capital for Underserved Entrepreneurs

    Are you searching for ways to access funding and resources for your business? Learning starts here!
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    course contents

    What's included?

    Funding options

    We'll walk you through various funding sources available to Black entrepreneurs, such as grants, loans, crowdfunding, venture capital, and angel investors. 

    Creative approach

    But don't worry, we won't bore you with complicated jargon and dry lectures. Our approach is all about making learning easy and fun! We'll explain each option in simple terms, providing real-life examples to help you grasp the concepts easily. 

    Successful strategies

    Building a strong network and finding partners can significantly enhance your funding prospects. That's why we'll introduce you to innovative and fun approaches to catch the attention of potential opportunities, partners, and sponsors. Our videos and templates will explore exciting ways to stand out from the crowd. 
    Meet the Lead  instructor


    Desha, a graduate student researcher, plays a key role as the program architect for the Black Farmer's Equity Initiative in collaboration with Cargill and a national certifying agency. Additionally, she serves as an assistant researcher for Georgia's guaranteed income study. With a finance background, Desha previously managed and established Liberty Tax Service franchises in multiple states.

    Presently, she holds the position of local market expansion manager for the nation's largest community development financial institution where she remains committed to promoting economic development and access to capital. She is an accredited Small Business Consultant by the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants.

    As an expert in finance, In her classes she teaches students how companies understand accessing capital for their business and how individuals can make wise financial decisions to achieve their financial goals.
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