Remix Ideas and Communities Unlimited, Inc., Partner to Provide Microloans for Black Entrepreneurs

For Immediate Release


Remix Ideas and Communities Unlimited, Inc., Partner to Provide Microloans for Black Entrepreneurs

February 1, 2018 (LITTLE ROCK) – Remix Ideas, LLC, an organization building a socially conscious start-up ecosystem to increase the number of successful Black entrepreneurs and Communities Unlimited, Inc., a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), today announced a partnership to work together to bring new financing options to Black entrepreneurs in Little Rock and the surrounding areas.

This partnership will assist qualifying Black entrepreneurs by providing them microloans.

“Remix Ideas and Communities Unlimited share a passion for working with entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed. Both partners agree that a combination of training, technical assistance and capital is often the key to that success. The lending team at Communities Unlimited is excited about partnering with Remix Ideas by providing start-up and existing business owners the right amount of capital to reach their goals,” said Ines Polonius, CEO of Communities Unlimited.

“We are delighted to partner with Communities Unlimited to expand its small business lending to Black entrepreneurs. Access to capital is one of major barriers that limit Black entrepreneurs from starting or growing their businesses. This collaboration will have a positive impact on the local economy,” added Benito Lubazibwa, Remix Ideas CEO. “This innovative effort will also advance Remix Ideas’ strategic intent to increase the number of successful Black entrepreneurs, democratize entrepreneurship and build an inclusive economy.”

Interested entrepreneurs should contact Remix Ideas at re[email protected] to learn more about this microloan program.


About Remix Ideas, LLC

Our mission is to build a socially conscious start-up ecosystem that help to increase the number of successful Black entrepreneurs.


About Communities Unlimited, Inc.

Communities Unlimited is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community development organization providing resources across seven southern states in support of locally-led initiatives to improve the lives of those that live and work in rural communities and neighborhoods within larger urban areas. CU combines fundamental infrastructure improvement with entrepreneurial growth strategies to move rural places along a trajectory toward prosperity. We accomplish this through local on-site technical assistance, training, lending, GIS mapping services and strategic partnerships.  Communities Unlimited, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, lender and provider.



Benito Lubazibwa                      Metta Smith

Remix Ideas LLC                       Communities Unlimited, Inc.

(501) 251-3324                         (479) 443-2700 Ext. 138
[email protected]            [email protected]