Federal Funding For Black Entrepreneurs A ‘Beacon Of Hope,’ Though Barriers Persist

By Burns Lake Lakes District News on February 19, 2023

Academics and advocates have pointed out the barriers Black people face navigating financial institutions.

When Sean Whyte opened a fashion store in early 2020, he had no idea a global pandemic would force him to throw out his business plan within a couple of months.

Whyte’s Kelowna business, Grey Hearts Denim, pivoted from selling a range of fashion attire to making denim face masks.

And while finding a way to be productive during a global pandemic was rewarding, Whyte knew he needed help to get his business off the ground again.

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