100 Small Businesses in Houston Receive $10,000 Grants from Comcast RISE Program

Comcast in Houston is awarding 100 BIPOC-owned small businesses, which includes Hispanic and Asian American owned businesses among others, $1,000,000 in grants, as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 150 businesses in the area. These recipients are part of nearly 2,500 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected as Comcast RISE awardees since November. Houston was one of five cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia, that was selected to award a $10,000 grant to 100 local businesses from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, for a total of $5 million across 500 businesses.

Through Comcast RISE, the company also announced it will support 13,000 BIPOC-owned small businesses with monetary grants; a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv; or computer equipment, internet, voice or cybersecurity from Comcast Business by 2022.

In Houston, grant, media, and technology recipients include: 

1101 Southern Kitchen Erin Mcclarty, Pllc Nik’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant
132 Design Eshallence Hair Design Nina Nails & Spa
2T Tickets European Architectural LLC Nino’s Auto Sales #1 INC
6th Position Dance Company, LLC FABRICS CARE LLC DBA PRESTIGE CLEANERS Northwest Houston Automotive Repair-Glass LLC
7th Echelon, LLC Fervent Designs, LLC Nourish Wellness LLC
A Perfect Fit Flat Fee Tax Prep & Services Nurturing Companions
A-1 Protection Services Foston International Communications, Inc. Old School Barber Shop
AAA Financial Service Fresh Start Therapeutic Services LLC Omni Clinical Research Inc
ABC Construction Services FULE EVERGREEN INVESTMENTS INC OOKSS / Pound & Jake Uniforms
ABM System FZ International Orchid Nails and Spa
Action One Media Group, LLC George CPA Firm, LLC OutSmart Media
Advantage Auto Inspections Ginman Consulting P Thorne & Assoc. Tax Inc
Advantage Lifecare Solutions, LLC Good Vibes Hookah Lounge LLC P&J Feed Store
Advantage Motorsports Goodspero Park Street Development
Africa On My Back Graceful Tax and Financial Services Perfect Touch Promotions
Agie’s Insurance LLC G-Tireshop,Llc Phuong My Music
Aguilera Construction LLC Hairgocrazy Pimbi International Arts
Albert Okagbue Cap LLC Happy Me Tee Pimp The Pen Records and Production LLC
All Real Radio Heaven On Earth LLC Pinnacle Detail
ALLEN COUNSELING GROUP Heavenly Kreations Pastries Pleasure Body Spa
All-N-One Services, LLC Heavt Armour Security Polly Clinical Services LLC
Allure Goddess Holcomb Accounting and Taxes Posh And Pretty Brow Bar
Amazing Smiles PLLC Honey K Styles Positivekidstoday
Artworks Unlimited Hope Over Hurt PrettyWork Creative
Asia Market Hortiprocess LLC Primetime Barber Shop
Ask360 Remodeling Hott Blocc Principal Advisors, dba ControlPoints
Astor Business Centers, Inc. Houston Cardiac Association Progressive Rehabilitation Services
Aww Better Child Care Center Houston Strategy Forum Pupila Family Eyecare
Aztec Barber Beauty Salon Houston Therapy Specialists Qi&Yangchen Lnc
Bad Habits Auto Repair Shop HUYNH NAIL SPA INC R.U.E. Round
Ball Capital Ihaul Express LLC RA Design Studio LLC
BAMBU SPA FACE & BODY MASSAGE Iheart Lash Studio LLC Ravlin Martial Arts
BarGraph Solutions LLC Imagina Communications Realinc, LLC
Bay Area Cleaning Professionals Isaulas Express Inc. Reggae Hut
Beacon BCS Island Spice Bar And Grill Reliance Rehab LLC
Beauty By Bruce & Company J Raphael’s Photography Richmond Printing
Bee Fit Foods J. Archer Insurance Group, LLC Ridges Barber And Beauty
Bernadette Fields Healthcare, LLC JV Cpa Inc. Rw Couture
Best Staff Services Inc K Lilia Interior Design S.O.P.Llc
Beu Beauty Palace KC Events & Florals LLC Safe Ship Sugarland
Beyond Accounting And Tax, LLC Kenya Nicole Co. LLC dba Kenya Nicole and the Business Builder Team Salim A. Lakhani MD PA
Beyond Music Management, LLC Kidd Consulting Services LLC Salon Couture
Biomedent Kingdom Studio She’s Happy Hair
Bitter Sweet Scents Candle Co. Kinky Kurly Straight The Salon LLC Showtime Bar and Lounge
Blackfame Clothing LLC Kiya Ventures Inc Simmons-Johnson Consulting, LLC
BlackwellSolutions LLC Kjd Business Solutions LLC Sinolink Premium Parts LLC
Blooming Daisies Learning Center LLC Kt Beauty Boom Sirs Electronics Inc.
Blue Lagune Therapy, Inc Kykoe Designs Inc. Dba Keisha’S Kreations Sk Industries Dba Of Skco LLC
Boral Agency L’Renee & Associates Smiling Bee Pediatric Dentistry
BPW Healthcare Management La Doã±A Beauty N Spa L.L.C So Daysha Vu LLC
Bravo Capital Management La Fogata Tex Mex Grill Soledad Tanner Consulting LLC
Candid Smiles Dentistry La Tulteca Taqueria Y Tortilleria Sosa Auto Sales
Catfish Willy’s LaborNOW LLC Sports Rub
Chi Family Dental Lacey Newday Consulting, LLC Stan’S Hands Massage & Wellness, LLC
Choice Pharmacy, Inc. LAKH ENTERPRISES LLC dba GESSNER KIDDIE KOLLEGE Star Dentist Pllc (East Houston Dental Care)
Chris R Crockett DBA Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Lasting Impressions Dental Group Steel Vibrations Incorporated
Christy Vu Hsieh, DDS, MSD, PLLC dba Christy Orthodontics Latino Bilingual Multiservices Taxes & Immigration Success Tax Relief LLC
Clutch City Volleyball Lavish Cuts Barbershop Sushi Coast
CMC Development & Construction Corporation LLC Lettuce Live Tax Pros 4 Norary Company
Composition ID Houston Liu&Sun LLC DBA Niu Jiao Jian Hot Pot The Curry Law Firm, Pllc
Connect The Dots PR Logistic Massage And Bodywork LLC The Jewelry Instructor Inc.
Cornerstone Learning Academy & Childcare LLC LR Training Solutions The Love Law Group and Consulting Services PLLC
Creative Edge Marketing Lux Body Wellness Spa The Media Block
Creed Global Enterprises Dba Creed Global Media Made Men Creation Studios LLC The S. Davis Law Group, PLLC
Cts Certified Services LLC Maki-Tect The Spearhead Group Inc.
Custom Care Pharmacy Mala Sichuan Bistro The Stem Nanny Company
D Air Freshener, LLC Malveauxs Closet The-Food Spot
Dairins Wellness and Beauty Marfran Cleaning LLC Thuy Ngo Llc  Hoa Map Hu Tieu Go
Decca Consulting LLC Master Fabricators LLC Tjs Cleaning Services
Della Casa LLC MASTERS Tae Kwon Do Academy Tour-Rific Of Texas
Design Dental Group Mastrantos Training and Leadership Consulting, LLC
Designs by Duchess Matrix Commercial Inc. Tram D Nguyen, PLLC
Devaron Yates Schedule C Maxtor Enterprise Inc. DBA Salud y figura facil Trinity Freight Services LLC
Divine Connetions MB Parcel Services Inc True Image Orthodontics
Divine Ntchr Connections Melodrama Boutique, LLC Truth General Dentistry
Dollledbydari Million Cakes Uncharted Territory Solutions
Dominion Engineering Management Services Dba
Missouri Car care Undefeated Fitness LLC
Dounai Dining Mj’S Tax Services Under My Pillow Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC
Dumpling Haus LLC Mobile Fix & More Velvet Rope Experience LLC DBA VRE Training Solutions
Eagle Eye Adjusters, Inc Mr Guillorys Master Barbershop Ventura Cloud LLC
Eagle Eye Films LLC Mrp Fence And Construction Virtual Executive Personal Assistants of America, Inc.
Elegant Beauty Salon & Spa Mrs. Vital’s Vision Academy Walker Quality Services
Elevated Custom Design Co. Ms.Johnnie Diamond Tax Service Well Done Cooking Classses
Elite Dental Wellness Mutual Entrepreneurial Concepts, LLC Wellness Pain & Associates
Elite Lube & Inspection My Divine Transport Inc Wholesome Healing
Elite Spectrum Care LLC My Sista’S Closet Salon Wonder Wall Wraps, Inc.
eNet Systems, Inc. Nach, Inc.
Engaging Events By Evelyn Nacho Average Meals
Envy Events by Anvy Nail Ori
Epitome of Jazzy NCMPRBL

“COVID-19 made a tough year of 2020. As a small business, what hurt most was being deemed non-essential and having to close our doors,” said Angelus McFarlane owner of Ravlin Martial Arts, Houston, Texas “I’m extremely excited that a business, like Comcast has taken an interest to support small businesses. I believe that the technology resources from Comcast will help us, which will then bring more people back and help us grow.”

In addition, Comcast RISE invests in ongoing mentorship and resources to help businesses succeed over the long-term. The program has partnered with Ureeka, an online platform for entrepreneurs, to provide grant recipients with business coaching to help build skills in company foundation, growing customers and financial stability. All Comcast RISE recipients will also have a specialized online networking community within Ureeka with access to educational resources, sources of capital, and vetted experts such as U.S. Black Chambers, National Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Walker’s Legacy and Operation Hope.

“Comcast RISE represents a holistic program that can help advance BIPOC entrepreneurs. The commitment to coaching, capital and connections is critical for historically overlooked communities in achieving economic prosperity,” said Melissa Bradley, Co-founder of Ureeka. “We are humbled and excited to partner on this program.”

Comcast RISE was formed in late 2020 to give BIPOC-owned small businesses, from bakeries and barber shops to childcare centers and cleaning services, the tools needed to not just survive, but thrive. The 2,500 recipients are from 422 cities across 34 states.

“When we launched Comcast RISE, we knew a profound need existed in many of the communities we serve,” said Ralph Martinez, regional senior vice president, Comcast Houston Region. “We now see firsthand how the program’s marketing and technology resources are benefiting Houston business owners, who are working to rise above 2020.We anticipate these awards will have a long-lasting, positive economic impact on these businesses and beyond.”

Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” is part of an expanded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment that Comcast announced last summer, as well as a coordinated cross-company effort to address digital inequities through sustainable programming and investments such as Internet Essentials and Lift Zones. Eligible businesses can apply for the following:

  • Marketing Services: The following services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, and its creative agency, Mnemonic, are designed to help recipients with their marketing and media campaigns, including:
    • Media: A linear TV media campaign to run over a 90-day period.
    • Creative Production: Turnkey 30-second TV commercial production, plus a media strategy consultation and a 90-day linear TV media campaign.
    • Consulting: Advertising and marketing consultations with local Effectv marketing, research and creative teams to gain insights on how to drive business.
  • Technology Makeovers: The state-of-the-art equipment and technology upgrade from Comcast Business includes computer equipment as well as internet, voice and cybersecurity services for up to a 12-month period. (Taxes and other fees may still apply for tech makeover services.)
  • Monetary Grants: As noted above, the Comcast RISE Investment Fund will provide $5 million in grants to 500 BIPOC-owned small businesses in five cities: Philadelphia/Chester, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit.

A key part of Comcast RISE is ensuring business sustainability. As such, Comcast has already invested more than $2 million in more than 20 community-based organizations and diverse chambers of commerce to provide additional support to BIPOC-owned small businesses.

All small business owners can visit the Comcast RISE destination on Xfinity X1, which features aggregated small business news, resources, Comcast RISE recipient stories and more. The destination is designed to help businesses grow by empowering them through inspiration, education and entertainment. Just say “Comcast RISE” into the X1 voice remote.

Visit www.ComcastRISE.com to apply, for more information and the latest updates.

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