Comcast RISE, a small business support program that’s helped more than 500 Houston-area businesses with grants and no-cost marketing services and technology makeovers, is now expanding eligibility to all women business owners who have been impacted by the pandemic. All women business owners — regardless of race or ethnicity— can now apply through June 17, 2022 at www.ComcastRise.com.
According to a study by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 42% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses being started every day. That’s nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses are growing at only half the rate of those run by men, namely because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed.
During a recent Juan of Words Facebook live event, hosted by local podcaster Juan Alanis, panel guests – including Foti Kallergis, Director of Public and External Relations for Comcast Houston; Kim Roxie, Comcast RISE recipient and Owner of LAMIK Beauty; and Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce – discussed the major expansion of the program and urged qualified Houston-area businesses to take advantage of the Comcast RISE program.
View the replay below.