Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) teams up with Amazon Canada
BIPOC businesses have been disproportionately hit hard by COVID-19, the BBABC opens market access through its business support service with Amazon Canada.
VANCOUVER, Jan 29, 2021 – The Black Business Association of BC, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses through education, mentorship, and leadership development, announced today their multi-tiered collaboration with Amazon Canada. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are looking for ways to stay afloat. Whether it is through pivoting an existing business or starting a new business, new strategies and supports are needed. Through 2021 the Black Business Association of BC will be working with Amazon Canada to support the start-up and scale up of Black owned businesses on Amazon.ca, which will include guidance and expertise on how best to use Amazon to grow their businesses This will include, among other things, individualized business support for each company and a live “how to” webinar.
This announcement comes on the heels of the roll out of the Government of Canada Black Entrepreneurship Program, through which Black entrepreneurs and small businesses will have access to loans of up to $250,000.
We are excited to announce that we have already referred 9 prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners to this Amazon Canada Collaboration in the first week.
This initiative is one part in an ever-evolving crisis and is designed to bring resiliency into a concerned business community. This collaboration is complimentary to various initiatives underway at the Black Business Association of BC including our Women in Leadership program, our Financial Literacy Workshops with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC).
About the Black Business Association of BC
Co-Founded by Nerissa Allen and Clavia Alleyne, the BBABC provides tangible operational support to Black entrepreneurs and small businesses in Canada. Programs designed to engage and inspire new interest in entrepreneurship. With unemployment at an all-time high, giving people the tools to create and run a thriving business will not only uplift people and families individually, but also the community, and the Canadian economy.