The Black Business Association of BC launches the province’s first space dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses.
VANCOUVER, May 25th, 2022 - The Black Business Association of BC, a non-profit organization, opens a new business centre designed to host Black-owned businesses. This space is the first of its kind in BC.
“When we created Canada’s first ever Black Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with Black communities, our vision was to foster spaces across the country where Black business owners and entrepreneurs could access critical support and resources needed to fuel their successes,” said the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development. “The Black Business Association of BC’s new business centre is that vision in action. This new resource will build an inclusive community that will help Black Canadians advance their businesses to the next level.”
The space will not only provide Black business owners with a home base for their business, but also provide opportunities to collaborate with other Black business owners and access experienced entrepreneurs and advisors. A vital step to growing any business community.
“We’ve seen similar dedicated business centre’s work at sparking economic development and improving business support access in the indigenous community across Canada so I am excited to see BC’s Black business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have a space to create the lives they want.” says Keenan Beavis of Longhouse Media
“Our mission to provide the Black business community a space to produce, conduct, and excel in business has been a priority for us. We are proud to realize another milestone in our journey to promote unity, propel excellence, and create a legacy”, says Nerissa Allen, President of the Black Business Association of BC.
Located at Unit 202-7327 137st, Surrey, the new centre also features: an executive studio, meeting rooms along with hoteling stations, which provides access to computers and additional business equipment.
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.