Darla Harris, JPMorgan Chase Bank | Empowering MBEs through Education, Coaching & Banking Solutions
About the Episode:
In the past decade, lending and financial services have undergone significant change. The increased availability of capital has helped MBEs create more opportunities for entrepreneurship and growth. JP Morgan, a global investment banking firm, has committed to creating more access to capital for MBEs through their educational and advisory services.
Join this conversation with Darla Harris, Vice President & Sr. Business Consultant for JPMorgan Chase Bank in Washington, DC, and Northern VA. She has more than 40 years of experience in financial services and serves as a resource and advocate for Minority Entrepreneurs. Learn how she helps small business owners with the education and advisory services through JP Morgan’s commitment to creating more access to capital for MBEs. We hope you enjoy HERStory on HotChat Minority Business Connections.
Here’s What You’ll Get In This Episode
[00:17] Episode intro and a quick bio of today’s guest
[04:11] Why MBEs financial management is important to Darla and JP Morgan Chase
[06:22] Her passion for helping minority businesses with financial management
[07:56] How this passion began
[10:15] Her early years and schooling
[13:26] Starting a program for minority businesses
[15:02] Requirements in your business’s management team
[18:29] Challenges in ensuring access to PPP & EIDL loans for minority-owned businesses
[20:27] Performance of JP Morgan vs other regional banks and why you should be a partner
[23:26] How small MBEs can get in touch with JP Morgan Bank
[26:56] Parting words of the guest
[28:51] Ending the show and call to action
- Your business CPA and banker need to be in your back pocket.
- Providing adequate access to capital would help the minority business community reach the goal of economic parity.
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