September E3 Durham Entrepreneur of the Month

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Congratulations to the September E3 Durham Entrepreneur of the Month! Che Ramos is the founder and operator at The Black Bourbon Guy. Che possesses extensive experience in the restaurant industry and has a deep knowledge and love of whiskey. Read more about Che and The Black Bourbon Guy in our E-newsletter feature!

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Supporting Durham’s Entrepreneurs

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Pull-Up at Provident welcomes Durham-based small business owners and founders in all stages of their business journey to connect for networking, learning, and support. These convening events create an environment where entrepreneurs can turn to one another for knowledge and advice, and to gain access to relationships that will help them grow their businesses.

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Black Wall Street Forward

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The Black Wall Street Forward initiative is modeled on the pillars that made Durham’s original Black Wall Street successful, and aims to continue the legacy of this vibrant work by supporting and catalyzing local leaders, Black business owners, and champions.

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Passing The Flame in Baltimore

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The Black Butterfly Network in Baltimore is doing incredible things and we are here for it! On Sunday, April 24, 2022 a special “Passing the Flame” gathering took place to celebrate the success of this first cohort while welcoming the next generation of inspiring entrepreneurs into their network.

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Register for E3 Durham today!

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The E3 Durham Community Navigator Pilot Project is designed to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you have an idea for a new business, are an existing business seeking to grow, or a business that looks to recover during these uncertain times, the E3 Durham Community Navigator Pilot Project is here to help.

Register here to be connected to a network of support organizations that have comprehensive support services to meet the needs of current and future business owners.

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Work With Us

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Forward Cities is a dynamic organization with a diverse and highly collaborative team of professionals who are committed to authenticity, trust, equity & inclusion, humility, growth, joy, and building a legacy that removes barriers to entrepreneurship for current and future generations. We currently have opportunities to join our team. Apply today!

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Storytelling is in our DNA. We celebrate the champions and change-makers dedicated to growing and sustaining more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities and beyond.

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At Forward Cities, we value collaboration above all and are always interested in finding new partners, exploring new ideas, and forging new ground. Please share how you might like to engage with us as we collectively pursue equity for every entrepreneur.

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Strengthening a local equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem requires intention, stakeholder alignment, local leadership, timely data, trust-building, authentic community engagement, and an actionable plan that can be invested in and sustained over time. We work with cities to help implement their plans, track their data, amplify emerging stories, and identify public and private resources to sustain this work over time.

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