Howard and JP Morgan Chase Making Big Moves to Help DC Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, May 6, 2019) — The Howard University School of Business kicked off National Small Business Week by offering free business consulting sessions for entrepreneurs.  Working in partnership with JP Morgan Chase Bank for Business and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Office of the Dean of Howard University School of Business and the D.C. Small Business Development Center at Howard University hosted Chase BizMobile on Howard’s campus providing local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable information on how to thrive in business.

“We are thrilled to partner with Chase BizMobile to celebrate National Small Business Week on Howard’s campus and provide this valuable resource to the Washington, D.C. community,” says Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., dean of Howard’s School of Business. “I encourage all members of the community, including local business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of business to join us and take advantage of free business consulting with industry experts.”

The Chase for Business BizMobile is a mobile business advice center that provides access to industry experts who will provide education and advice to small business owners in the community. This is not limited, however, to business owners. Students, faculty and staff of Howard University, as well as community members seeking personal business finance advice were also invited to attend. The Chase BizMobile is an interactive experience that included:   free 20-minute, one-on-one consultation along with actionable insights for small business owners

“Small Business Week is a national celebration to recognize what our entrepreneurs do every day for our communities and for our economy,” says Hasan Mannan, Mid-Atlantic business banking region manager for Chase. “This year it is our pleasure to partner with The Howard University School of Business to bring our mobile advisory center to the local community. We are looking forward to providing advice and connecting our local entrepreneurs so that they can further excel regardless of what stage they are in their business.”

The U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized National Small Business Week annually for the past 50 years in honor of the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Howard’s School of Business is home to the D.C. Small Business Development Center(DC SBDC), the only Districtwide, nationally accredited small business development program.

About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit