Second Annual Black-Owned Business Excellence

When:
February 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2021-02-02T09:00:00-08:00
2021-02-02T18:00:00-08:00
Cost:
Free

During Black History Month in 2020, we celebrated Black Business Empowerment in the city of Tacoma with a group of successful business owners that shared their stories, resource partners who provided technical assistance and the community that came together to support.

This is a collaborative effort with a host of amazing organizations to include the US Small Business Administration, City of Tacoma, Africatown Land and Trust, Urban Impact Seattle, Blackdot, Urban Leagues, Key Bank, Seattle Credit Union, Seattle Public Library, Greater Seattle Business Association, WA Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Minority Business Diversity Association, Business Impact NW, Yum Yum Morale and others. We are hosting an all-day virtual conference to celebrate, educate and inspire Black business owners on.

This will be a kick-off event for Black History Month (also known as Black-Owned Business Excellence Month) and a host of other workshops and training scheduled for throughout February. This event builds on and extends many efforts to build connections with and between Black-focused business groups and entrepreneurs. The conference will start at 9 a.m. with the Minority Business Diversity Association giving a state of address on Black-Owned Businesses.

Then, we will have a panel discussion among Black business owners. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a discussion of the PPP and other SBA economic relief programs, including time for a Q&A. From 2 to 4 p.m., participants are welcome to join breakout sessions according to their interest: nascent business, startup, existing business, and advancement.

We are planning these virtual events and break out sessions for the entire day

  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops and Training
  • Business Coaching
  • Marketing and Networking
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Business Planning

PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION USING THE LINKS BELOW!

Also register your business here, for an opportunity to be awarded one of five $1000 Grant, being offered by the 2021 Black Owned Business Excellence Event, thanks to Key Bank and Seattle Credit Union donations.

 

 

EVENTS AND LINKS

STATE OF THE BLACK OWNED BUSINESS – 9:00 to 9:50 am

State of Black Owned Business https://zoom.us/j/99672256136?pwd=bjZqRmZHTjZGSmdKTWdaSEJYMG5Zdz09 Passcode: 000799 (Victoria Woodards – Mayor City of Tacoma; Linda Womack – MDBA Tacoma; T’wina Nobles – State Senator 28th Legislative District; Lyn Idahosa-Berry – WA State Democratic Small Business Caucus; Jenefeness Tucker – WA Small Business Development Center)

GENERAL SESSION – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271345

  • 10:00 am— Black-Owned Business Panel Discussion (Lewis Rudd – Ezell’s Famous Chicken, Debrena Jackson Gandy – Million Dollar Mentor, Efrem Fesaha – Boon Boona Coffee, Njuguna Gishuru – African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, Keisha Credit – Business Bestie, *Connie Proctor – Moderator)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Zoom Help Desk: Giselle’s Zoom https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93608146996?pwd=SERTN2JvbS9oS1hrK0l4aWRFSFNjdz09 Meeting ID: 936 0814 6996Passcode: 478370

Nascent Business Training

Startup Business Training

Business Growth Training

Business Expansion Training

Wrap Up/ Next Steps/Happy Hour – WA Small Business Development Center https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271383