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Minority Business Owners


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PNC Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

At PNC, we are proud to commemorate the diverse histories of the people we serve, and strive for a world of respect for all.

Running Your Business

Elevar Professional Development: Elevating Careers and Lives

Nallely Gass is living her dream. Her business empowers others to do the same.

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

A Comprehensive Guide to SBA Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can be the difference-maker in getting the money your business needs.

3 min read

Communities

Building Relationships, Trust Are Key to Meeting Latino Community Needs

Two PNC leaders explore the importance of creating partnerships and banking opportunities when serving this diverse population of people.

3 min read

PNC Support for Minority-Owned Businesses

Our Mission is to deliver products, solutions, and resources that will help to enable financial wellness of emerging businesses within our minority communities through dedicated bankers, advocacy partners, and technology that will help empower, educate, and accelerate entrepreneurial growth and success.

Marshalynn Odneal, National Sales Executive for Minority Business

 

Marshalynn leads the design and implementation of financial solutions that set up minority-owned businesses for effective growth, development and sustainability. She will partner closely with PNC’s Corporate Responsibility Group and our Regional Presidents, to help ensure that PNC’s goal of financial wellness for all business clients is achievable today and into the future.

Get to Know These Business Owners

Running Your Business

Strategic Tax Consultants: Niche Focus Leads to National Scope

Two CPAs put their tax expertise and relationship-building skills to the test when they teamed up in 2002. Today the Skokie, Illinois, tax consultancy serves clients nationwide.

3 min read

Running Your Business

Total Cardiology of Atlanta: Private Practice Enables Genuine Patient Focus

Dr. F. Michael Toca works hard to keep his patients and his practice healthy. From his perspective, the rewards far outweigh the costs.

3 min read

Growing Your Business

Jerk Taco Man: The Key to Restaurant Success Is Starting Small

Since piloting his jerk taco concept on the streets of Chicago, Julius Thomas has opened four locations there. He plans to take his business model to Atlanta next.

3 min read

A Commitment to Diversity

Customers

New PNC Group Focuses on Helping Minority Businesses Thrive

Through its Main Street bank model, PNC will help address disparities faced by minority-owned firms.

3 min read

Employees

Leadership Lessons: Blazing a Trail by Trying New Things

Christine Shambach, Mergers & Acquisitions Executive for PNC, reflects on a career path that has been anything but a straight line.

4 min read

Manage Business Finances

Minority-Owned Businesses: Overcoming Financial Challenges

Learn about the unique challenges minority business owners face, whether starting up or preparing to grow their existing business.

46:51 min video

Running Your Business

How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

The business case for diversity is stronger than ever.

4 min read

Running Your Business

PNC Supplier Diversity Program Welcomes New Participants

Minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses are discovering new opportunities to compete through corporate supplier diversity programs.

5 min read

Running Your Business

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Meeting workers’ diverse needs and harnessing each generations’ unique strengths can facilitate collaboration and help every team member feel valued.

2 min read

$26.5 Billion

Planned loan originations to small businesses in LMI communities, majority-minority census tracts, businesses with less than $1 million in revenue and small farms as part of a total $88 Billion Community Benefits Plan.

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"In recognition of small businesses as the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and the critical role that they play in creating wealth and ensuring more diverse and inclusive communities, PNC plans to originate at least $26.5 billion in loans to small LMI, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses from 2022 through 2025."


— Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate
Responsibility Officer for PNC

Businesses Getting Started

Manage Business Finances

How Minority Business Owners Can Find The Right Banking Partner

A strong relationship with a bank can serve you at every stage of your business.

4 min read

Manage Business Finances

A Comprehensive Guide to SBA Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can be the difference-maker in getting the money your business needs.

3 min read

Growing Your Business

Mex-More: A Business Built on Authentic Ethnic Foods and Great Service

Oscar Garcia identified a need and filled it, by connecting grocery stores and supermarkets with foods from Mexico, Central America and South America.

3 min read

Growing Your Business

Lessons from Entrepreneurs on Risk, Failure, and Self-confidence

Discover the personality traits of typical entrepreneurs, and which common characteristics can improve their chance of business success.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

Separating Business & Personal Finances for Success

Find out how to save time and money by creating transparency within your business. You and your accountant will be grateful come tax season!

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

Establishing Credit Early - 3 Guiding Principles

Learn three guiding principles for building your credit history early, before you need it, so it's well-established when you do.

2 min read

Businesses Ready to Grow

Growing Your Business

Women Who Achieve: Angela Sharpley & Stésià Swain

Angela Sharpley and Stésià Swain of Pipe’N Hot Grill have big plans for their brand. Restaurant, retail — anything is possible.

3 min read

Business Planning

Writing a Business Plan: A Guide for Minority Business Owners

By serving as a strategic document for your business, your business plan helps you stay focused as your business thrives.

4 min read

Manage Business Finances

How Coralus Transforms Entrepreneurial Funding and Support

Its 0% interest loans and global support system benefit businesses like Brown Toy Box.

2 min read

Growing Your Business

Should I Grow My Business?

You may find your business at a crossroads — should you expand or stay put? Break down the details that can help you decide which path to take.

2 min read

Running Your Business

Understanding the Four Stages of Your Sales Funnel

It's important to understand the four different stages of the sales funnel — and know how to reach customers at each stage.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

The Road to Recovery: How a Good Banking Partnership Can Help your Business

Whether you’re experiencing growth or you’re trying to shift the organization back into profitability, having the right banking partner is a key step.

4 min read

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