To be an entrepreneur means to take your destiny into your own hands and to be in control of your future. Bringing your ideas to life through planning and careful execution, and freedom of expression are some of the benefits of being an entrepreneur and running your own business. It’s not always an easy road, but the journey is full of learning experiences and opportunities to grow. All thriving economies need small businesses, and as we build a resilient business community today, we lay the foundation for a strong business ecosystem for the next generation. Below, you’ll find a list of dedicated resources designed to help Black entrepreneurs start and grow thriving small businesses.
Black Business Association of BC
BBABC’s mission is to develop your leadership skills. From managers in the private and public sector, to entrepreneurs, and small business owners, they have something for you. Through a diversified selection of training materials, courses, and resources, pick and choose what you need to develop your skill set. Make an investment in yourself.
The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and financial institutions. With an investment of up to $221 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future.
FACE is a national and bilingual Black-led non-profit organisation focused on providing resources and information to the Black community across Canada with the aim of accelerating wealth creation for Canadians of African descent.
Tropicana Community Services (Tropicana) was founded in 1980 as a non-profit community organization, with a mission to serve disadvantaged youth and their families, particularly those from the Caribbean.
We are the largest Black owned Business Directory in Canada and growing rapidly all over North America. AfroBiz.ca was created to support Black owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs. It is the best way to find Black owned businesses in your local area and all over North America! AfroBiz.ca is self funded and currently home to more than 4000 Black owned businesses, Black entrepreneurs and Black organizations in Canada.
No matter what stage you’re at in your business journey, Small Business BC has the experts, resources and supports to guide you on the path toward success. Through our partnership with the Black Business Association, we offer black entrepreneurs free access (up to $1,000 in value) to Small Business BC education and advisory services. Below, you’ll find links to some of our most popular resources, inspiration and advice.
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