Comcast RISE stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment”
At Native Business we’ve always used our platform to celebrate, invest in and highlight Indigenous businesses and brands. We uplift and elevate each other so that we can rise together. Which is why last year was particularly hard: hard hearing the reports from our fellow Indigenous entrepreneurs about being left out of the Paycheck Protection Program, and hard watching thousands of small, Indigenous-owned businesses, who were already more exposed due to centuries of inequity, close their doors for good. But today, we are excited to share that Comcast has launched a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses hardest hit by the pandemic. Going beyond funding and one-time donations, Comcast RISE is helping BIPOC business owners take stock, rebuild, and achieve their goals now, and in the future.
Comcast RISE stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment”, and brings together two of the company’s brands — Comcast Business and Effectv, both with expertise in the small business space — to help empower business owners with the tools, expertise and resources needed to navigate the economic effects of the pandemic. Recipients will receive help with their marketing, media campaigns and creation of 30-second commercials, as well as website and tech upgrades.
Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Comcast RISE is now accepting applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses.
Go to www.ComcastRISE.com to learn more and share with your favorite Indigenous business owner, so that we may continue to rise, together.
Native Business Magazine
Carmen Davis - Founder, Publisher and Executive Editor
Mrs. Davis is the founder, publisher and executive editor of the only Native American wholly owned and operated national tribal business publication, Native Business Magazine, and the producer of the annual and nationally attended Native Business Summit.
Mrs. Davis is also president of Davis Strategy Group has over 23 years of service to Indian Country and as an entrepreneur she has successfully established, operated, managed and grown several businesses in multiple sectors. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more.
She was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.