'Not only are we black, we're female... for them, it's a turn-off'
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'Not only are we black, we're female... for them, it's a turn-off'

Joycelyn Mate says she struggled to raise funding for her afro haircare company Afrocenchix, despite female-led businesses contributing more than £70bn to the UK economy.

Despite the rising number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) businesses, the black population remains the least likely to be self-employed and their businesses are more likely to face difficulties accessing traditional financing.

Produced by Lorna Acquah.

  • 28 Jul 2019
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