Resources for Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs
Across Canada, Black entrepreneurs are making their presence felt. They’re driving innovations, delivering essential services in our communities, and providing the impetus for companies to make much-needed internal changes to their diversity and inclusion practices.
These entrepreneurs still face unique challenges in starting and growing their own businesses. This page in partnership with the Black Business Association of BC provides aspiring, emerging and established Black entrepreneurs the resources they need to start and thrive in our province.
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Nerissa Allen is the President of the Black Business Association of BC. Her organization is on a mission to address this imbalance, providing Black entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to achieve entrepreneurial success.Get Started
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.Get Started
Hear from Black-owned businesses
Upon moving to Vancouver, Ingrid wanted to improve her English language skills but found herself disappointed at the options on offer. It set her mind racing and led to her founding Griottes Polyglottes, a French language school where classes are based on acting, storytelling and improvisation.
Batiqua is a fair trade friendly home decor based here in beautiful BC. Linda Adimora is the founder and owner of this unique business.
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