Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) and Small Business BC (SBBC) partner to build a resource hub and highlight Black owned businesses.
The Black Business Association of BC and Small Business BC partner to create a resource hub for the Black business community and highlight Black owned businesses in British Columbia.
VANCOUVER, Feb 17, 2021– Black Business Association of BC, a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses through education, mentorship, and leadership development, announced today their partnership with Small Business BC.
Today we are proud to partner with Small Business BC to create a hub where Black entrepreneurs can find and access resources specific to the community. These resources range from business services to opportunities for grants and loans. In addition, we have created a space to highlight and share the stories of some wonderful Black owned businesses in BC.
“Small Business BC’s strategic mandate is to support British Columbia’s entrepreneurs to start and grow successful and resilient businesses through educational services, professional resources and engaging community events in an open, accessible, inclusive and equitable environment where every individual and business in BC has the opportunity to flourish,” said Tom Conway, CEO of SBBC. “It is a privilege to work with the Black Business Association of BC on this joint venture.”
This initiative is another partnership the BBABC has worked on in support of building and supporting the Black business community in Canada. This partnership is complimentary to various initiatives underway at the Black Business Association of BC which includes collaborations with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the 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. 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.