Entrepreneurial Empowerment & Access
Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Tentative Time: 1 - 2pm ET
Moderator and speakers: TBD
Overview: This virtual program will focus on entrepreneurialism with an emphasis on access to markets for merchants who have been left out of e-commerce due to financial and logistical barriers. This will include merchants from both historically disadvantaged communities of color and women who have been denied access and have been “digitally redlined”. The current movement for social justice reform and the COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare the inequities which this class of business people face. Attorneys General can help usher in a sense of fair play for small businesses whether though access to credit, equal opportunities for digital ad placements, access to digital platforms, and education on the economic divers which small businesses generate in their local communities. These issues range from economic social justice, consumer protection for small businesses, anti-trust laws which protect small businesses from monopolies, and access to credit and digital markets for small and minority owned businesses.