Black Business Boost

Oct 13, 2021

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is pleased to announce the launch of the BLACK BUSINESS BOOST. 

This unique initiative will provide 100 black business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Milwaukee area with access to key supportive services to start, strengthen or expand their business ventures. PNC Bank is a foundational partner.


This fund will provide unique support and resources for black entrepreneurs and business owners. If your business could benefit from the following resources, this fund could be a great fit for you.

  • Cost Coverage for Credit Recovery and Support
  • Cost Coverage for Co-Working Space, Incubation Programs, Accelerators, etc.
  • Equity and Loan Support, Including Technical Assistance
  • Business Training and One-on-One Support



Black Business Boost is already making an impact! In the first quarter of 2022, it resulted in:

  • 19 Credit Recovery Coaching referrals made to our program partner: Jackie Carter at the YWCA
  • 11 “Start, Run, Grow Your Business” training participants – a $2,475 impact
  • 7 Scale-Up MKE Participants: March cohort – $3,500 impact
  • 1 Incubator Participant: Upstart Kitchen – $750 impact
  • 51 Clients received an individual coaching session and individual training plan

Questions? Contact:
Angelique Sharpe
Black Business Boost Program Manager

Thank you for your interest in Black Business Boost! At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Black Business Boost cohorts. If you have applied, please check your email for next steps regarding Black Business Boost. Please check back in the future as we will open applications for future cohorts.  

If you are interested in participating in WWBIC training offerings, please visit our trainings page for details.

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