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Together we can empower our local entrepreneurs. Your support matters!

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Together we can empower our local entrepreneurs. Your support matters!

All entrepreneurs deserve the chance to build their dreams!

There are many latent business ideas in the Kalamazoo community, waiting to sprout. The conditions needed for a fertile startup ecosystem include:

  • access to networks
  • specialized facilities
  • capital
  • relevant information

Structural barriers prevent some entrepreneurs from having these, hindering them from following their dreams. Women, people of color, people living in poverty, English Language Learners and immigrant entrepreneurs, etc. do not have equitable access to the information or financial and social capital needed to pursue opportunities that lead to sustaining thriving businesses and allow them to have agency over their lives. They often lack access to informal entrepreneurial training and networks, experience more difficulty securing startup capital and business loans, depend on “day jobs” for security and benefits (which leaves less time/energy for business pursuits), and battle discouraging societal messages. Without these opportunities, we will continue to see the socioeconomic disparities in business ownership and business revenue that have plagued Kalamazoo for generations.

You can be part of the support network that Can-Do Kalamazoo creates. Your donation makes a difference for a real entrepreneur who has a vision for an empowering business right in the community.


NOTE: We've recently rebranded and changed our name from Can-Do Kitchen to Can-Do Kalamazoo! We're still in the transition phase and ask for your patience while we get our new name on all correspondence. Please know that when you see, "Can-Do Kitchen", it's still us!