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You're a leader with passion and drive for what you do. American Express is committed to backing the success of underrepresented business owners by providing access to funding, resources and tools to help you further your impact. Learn more about our broader commitment to backing our colleagues, customers and communities to help them thrive here.

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Coalition To Back Black Businesses


Our commitment to back Black-owned businesses continues through 2024 with a series of grants, mentorship and training programs to support long term success and resilience.






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ChallengeHER Program: Prepare for business contracting opportunities


ChallengeHER is a national initiative to help boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses. In partnership with Women Impacting Public Policy and the Small Business Administration, this program offers free workshops, mentoring, and direct access to government buyers.





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Shop Small® Resources 

We are committed to supporting your small business every step of the way. Explore our resources that can help you reach customers and grow your small business. 

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American Express & Luminary Fellowship for Latinas

Together with Luminary, we launched our fellowship program – fully dedicated to Latina entrepreneurs – providing 150 Fellows with the tools and resources to help them succeed, including on-site/virtual educational programming, events, mentoring, networking opportunities, and more.

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Business Class Spotlight: ​Common Sources of Capital to Scale Your Business

What is equity capital? Heard of debt financing? Learn about what and how to find the capital sources you need to scale.

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Explore resources to help your business do more business.

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Unlock new business opportunities

ByBlack, a national business certification, directory and resource hub dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses. Create your business profile and apply, at no cost, to become certified as Black-owned. ByBlack can help you reach new customers, unlock business opportunities with large companies and access resources.



Contract Connections: Growing Your Business Through Contracting


Contract Connections matchmaking events provide an opportunity for small businesses selected to be pre-matched to meet one-on-one with federal and corporate buyers. Government and corporate procurement could help change the future of your business. Meeting with decision makers may help get you there!

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American Express® Supplier Diversity Program 

We are committed to increase business spending with diverse and inclusive suppliers. Learn more about how we’re making our partnerships meaningful by promoting equal economic opportunity for a diverse customer base and business partners.

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Welcome American Express® Cards

Find out why more businesses are giving customers the choice to pay with their preferred payment option. Plus, get access to free and discounted benefits when you accept American Express® Cards.



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