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MicroMentor Builds Bridges Toward a More Diverse Community

Sabrina Jean Baptiste launched Blackandexxtraordinary Designs to fight the stigma against mental health and increase access to mental health resources for African American & Caribbean communities. Read more about Sabrina & discover four more awesome Black women-owned businesses from our community.
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The Coalition to Back Black Businesses: The Prince of Conquest Empire

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) is a collective effort to drive meaningful change within the Black business community by delivering much-needed short-term relief and supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses and the communities they serve. Read more about the impact the coalition is having on small business owners like Irvin “Prince” Lynch.
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TripAdvisor Employee Mentors Helping Small Businesses Survive COVID-19

Since 2015, Tripadvisor and the Tripadvisor Foundation have been vital partners to Mercy Corps by investing in the future of refugees, helping communities survive COVID-19, and most recently, supporting small business owners through MicroMentor and helping to curb COVID-19's devastating economic blow to small businesses globally.
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Introducing the Larson Award

Congratulations to mentor Ken Larson for being both the winner and the namesake of our new annual award: The Larson Award for Outstanding Service in Mentorship. Read more about Ken and why he loves mentoring.
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Growing in MENA Region with Support from Google.org

MicroMentor is proud to expand our reach in the MENA region with the support of Google.org. As an innovation of Mercy Corps, our easy-to-use business mentoring platform will continue to provide crucial support to help small businesses build resilience and adapt to survive, retain jobs, and position themselves for recovery and growth through virtual mentoring.
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Taking the Leap

January is mentoring month and to celebrate we want to share a story about the impact of mentoring from our community. Krista Robinson is an American entrepreneur who had just taken the leap to launch her business when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the United States. Her mentor, Amanda Mailey, has helped Krista hone in her messaging and build out a go-to-market strategy specifically to help dance studios in peak moments of their business. And with the pandemic, that meant pivoting services towards preparing studio owners for virtual dance classes.
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