Bringing capital and customers to 3 million small businesses
Apply for grants provided by Mastercard, access a specialized marketing toolkit, and join a world-class accelerator from YOSB partner Hello Alice.
Join Mastercard, the NAACP, and other national leaders as we work to deploy $30M in grants, drive customers, and deliver education to at least 3M small businesses nationwide.
According to Gallup, small business owners are the most trusted group in America. The pandemic has only strengthened that bond as we realize how our families, communities, and economy depend on the health of Main Street.
The Year of Small Business is a collaborative movement to strengthen the backbone of our economy. Together, we will deliver the capital, connections, and consumer enthusiasm to help 3 million small business owners thrive in 2022 and beyond.
By prioritizing the New Majority of women, people of color, veterans, and other groups traditionally shut out of resources needed to succeed, this movement aims to prove once and for all that small business owners are some of our nation’s biggest assets.
The Year of Small Business Will Provide:
$30M In Grants
to fuel growth and recognize excellence among small businesses.
Small Business Growth Accelerator
to give 10,000 small business owners a personalized, hands-on learning experience.
Corporate Small Biz Education Series
to connect enterprise companies with owners through supplier diversity initiatives and small business procurement