Coalition of New Jersey’s Black and Latinx Business Groups to Support Rollout of EY’s Entrepreneurs Access Network
aaccnj.com - Oct, 2020
Trenton, NJ, October xx, 2020 – In response to the economic impacts of COVID-19, a first-of-its-kind coalition of Black and Latinx organizations and other business groups in New Jersey are supporting the rollout of EY’s new Entrepreneurs Network. They will support the local execution of this immersive program, designed to elevate scalable Black and Latinx-owned companies with exposure to resources, networks and capital, delivered through a planned curriculum as well as on-demand learning.
This coalition of leading grassroots groups will provide a direct line into New Jersey’s Black and Latinx business communities to best reach local entrepreneurs. Additionally, these groups will provide critical insight into the challenges faced by businesses to support the program’s progress.
Coalition members include:
· Choose New Jersey
· Corporate Community Connections Inc.
· Invest Newark
· New Jersey African American Chamber of Commerce (NJAACC)
· New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
· New Jersey Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NJ MSDC)
· Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ)
“By collaborating with these respected organizations, we hope to engage all of New Jersey’s Black and Latinx business and entrepreneurial community,” said Jackie Taylor, Principal, EY Government & Public Sector and the Executive Champion of the New Jersey Entrepreneurs Access Network. “Together, we can provide the necessary resources, support and connections so that these hardworking entrepreneurs can continue to grow their businesses, which significantly contribute to the state’s economy.”
In 2019, EY recognized that a lack of access to funds and connections was hindering many Black/Latinx businesses from achieving their full potential. As an expansion of our current entrepreneurial ecosystem (34 years via Entrepreneur of the Year™; 12 years of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™), we created EAN to help bridge this gap for these companies to thrive.
EAN includes a company assessment, alignment with a relationship advisor and a customized curriculum based on needs and maturity of the company. This program also includes participating in an ongoing series of educational programs, events, networking opportunities and media exposure (regional and national). Participants receive both tangible and intangible benefits, such as help developing their economic growth, brand, business acumen and professional network opportunities as they continue to navigate their market leadership journey.
Black and Latinx business owners who meet the criteria may apply online at ey.com/EAN. Applications are accepted through October 14, 2020. EY will begin notifying companies of their acceptance on a rolling basis, beginning November 2020. At that time, an On-Demand program, in the form of an online learning module, will also open to entrepreneurs at all revenue, ownership and operational maturity levels.