The Building Black Entrepreneurs program nurtures entrepreneurs in four mains ways:
1. Providing business management training
2. Supporting relationship-building
3. Business Advising and Client Support
4. Creating business opportunities.
Business Management Training
The BBEP achieves this by providing customized and culturally appropriate business management training including financial literacy and brand development through online classes with leading educators, business professionals and a personal support team; the staff of the BBEP.
This leads to relationships with industry experts who entrepreneurs can turn to for advice and access to new networks, resources and services for their individual businesses. The BBEP Symposiums and online or in-person events are designed to create relationship-building opportunities, enhance learning from the program, support the entrepreneurial mindset with great speakers and presenters, and highlight the importance of Black entrepreneurship.
Business Advising and Client Support
The Staff of the BBEP pay attention to the entrepreneurs and design and deliver programming that meets the needs for each one's success and yet challenges participants to go further with their mindset and businesses.
Finally, The BBEP provides vending, marketing and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs to put themselves and their businesses out to market.
HOW IT WORKS
This free 10-month program runs from January to October.
The BBEP delivers 9 courses and each course lasts 4 weeks.
- Marketing - Business Law - Financial Management
- Technology - Human Resources - Procurement
- Networking - Business Planning - Capstone Project
When registering, select one day that is convenient and easy for you to attend your online classes each week. You can select one of the following:
Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturdays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Each week you are asked to commit to 3 hours of online instruction, group discussion, assignments and business advising per week.
The final course consists of a Capstone Project where you will work on a pitch deck to present to funders.
You must complete these components of the program to achieve the Certificate of Completion awarded in partnership with George Brown College.