M&T Bank Small Business Lab

Harlem, NY

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Program Highlights

The Multicultural Small Business Lab is an intensive 6 week program designed to help empower, develop and scale racially and ethnically diverse micro businesses. M&T Bank’s Multicultural Small Business lab aims to promote business and financial inclusion through empowerment, providing diverse owners with much needed access to information, tools, resources, and connections they need to grow and thrive. The Lab’s mission is nothing less than to present an opportunity for multicultural businesses to increase their visibility, accelerate their business, achieve success and increase our bank’s engagement of Multicultural Business Owners across our various markets.

Creating a Business Plan

Learn what it takes to create an effective business plan through discussion on setting goals, knowing your industry, what finances you have in place, and much more!

All About Credit

Do you need to understand more about credit and how it can affect your business? With M&T small business multicultural lab, we will dive into the importance of credit, accessing capital and how you package your credit application.

Marketing & Branding

Learn how to make your business stand-out among the competition through an in-depth discussion on branding and marketing so you can be prepared to get the word out on your diverse business. 

Pitch Tips

You have everything that you need to scale and grow your business, but your business needs funding. As part of the series, we will provide you tips and tricks when presenting to potential investors. Learn how to present with ease and how to make your business plan shine.

Participating Cities

Interested in participating in one of our Multicultural Small Business Labs? Check out the details in your area. Your area not shown? Keep checking back. We will continue to add more locations.

Past Harlem Events


M&T Bank’s Multicultural Small Business Lab  has had sucessful events that happened in Harlem, NY.  Check out more about our past events.

March 2023

Harlem Multicultural Small Business Lab
Harlem Commonwealth Council