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The BBABC launches National Online Directory & E-commerce Platform

27 Jan 2022 4:59 AM | Nerissa Allen (Administrator)


Black Business Association of BC launches their NATIONAL ONLINE DIRECTORY & ECOMMERCE MARKETPLACE.

The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) takes centre stage as it launches a national directory of Black owned businesses. 

VANCOUVER, January 27, 2022 – The Black Business Association of BC, a non-profit organization, addresses a significant barrier faced by Black owned businesses, digital adoption to support global commercial visibility. The BBABC tackles this challenge with the launch of their National Online Directory & Ecommerce Platform.

"It was an honour partnering our Indigenous web design company with the Black Business Association in developing the 'National Black Business Directory and Marketplace'.  We are confident that users will find it easy to sign-up and a great tool to grow their business. During tough economic times, it is community support for local vendors that will keep our companies strong and growing.  The directory and marketplace is a great hub to find a business to support”, says Keenan Beavis - Founder of Longhouse Media.

The platform has been created with a multi-layered market access strategy, supporting B2C, B2B, and B2G sourcing. It will also support the diversification of the supply chain through vendor identification and vendor-buyer relationship building.

We understand the challenge of trying to maintain an online presence as a small business or solopreneur, and wanted to increase value beyond a traditional directory. By providing a platform where businesses could also sell their products and advertise their services, means we can offer virtual retail space, lack of which is often a small business killer. Whether its the Nunavut Wellness Spa in Iqaluit, NT, or Tommies Jerk in Surrey, BC, we’ve created a space for them to be seen”, says Nerissa Allen, President of the BBABC. 

Join BBABC and the Honorable Minister Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Innovation, and Economic Recovery, on February 1st as we usher in Black History Month with the launch of the Online Directory and Marketplace. Register to attend the opening ceremony: 

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. As we emerge from the pandemic it is imperative, we continue to look for ways to support the business community through skills development, increased market access, and sustainability practices.



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