The PA Chamber For Black Owned Business was recently launched to help Black businesses.
Roughly two-thirds of small businesses fail in their first decade, according to federal labor statistics. The rate is higher for minority-owned businesses, studies suggest, for a variety of reasons, including a lack of organizational support.
Husband-and-wife duo Marcia Perry Dix and David Dix founded the PA Chamber for Black Owned Business to offer that support. They recently held a soft launch on June 22 and are planning an official start this fall.
“We just realized, coming out of the pandemic of COVID and after years of being entrepreneurs on our own, we are much stronger together,” Mr. Dix said. “We’re trying to break down silos, break down barriers and create the biggest chance possible for Black businesses to succeed.”
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