BY TNJ STAFF
For small business owners affected by the devastating effects Hurricane Harvey has left on Houston and nearby cities, help might be on the way.
The Texas Black Expo, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, in partnership with Emmy® Award-winning producer, entrepreneur, and Houston native Rushion McDonald (“Steve Harvey,” “Family Feud,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” the Neighborhood Awards, etc.), have teamed up to raise emergency micro-funding for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the affected regions that have experienced storm-related losses. Eligible applicants will receive a one-time grant of $1,000 within 48 business hours of application approval. These grants can be used for the replacement of office supplies, office furniture, or office equipment, as well as for office clean-up and minor remodeling projects.
“One of the key focuses of the Texas Black Expo is strengthening businesses. We realize that strong businesses are the cornerstone of strong communities, so it is imperative that we do all we can to help small businesses recover so that our communities can come back stronger than ever,” Texas Black Expo President & Founder Jerome Love explained.
McDonald, who has been nationally recognized as a pioneer in supporting small business development for decades, agreed. He explains, “For the past 20 years, I have celebrated the uplifting and growth of small businesses in this country. It is the reason I launched Money Making Conversations, a show that empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses. This show can be heard via iHeartRadio Podcast and KYND Radio. Partnering with Texas Black Expo to raise funds for hurricane-damaged small businesses is an opportunity to continue my small business support.”