On June 16th, 3,000 Black entrepreneurs will attend No More Talk: Our People, Our Businesses, Our Responsibility, a joint production of We Buy Black and The Gathering Spot. The task of rescuing our community is a task for Black people. We Buy Black and SheaMoisture partnered to launch the Black Business Relief Fund but with $100,000, just 20 businesses were able to receive grant funding. Black entrepreneurs need a roadmap forward and without it, Black communities across the country will suffer. At this virtual event, Black entrepreneurs will begin to mobilize for our communities and pump $4.5 million directly into our businesses. It’s now or never, the future is in our hands. Click here to register now.
The event will take place at 8 pm eastern on Tuesday and if you’re a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you need to be there. While the country and the business community seeks to rebound from nationwide protests, Black entrepreneurs have the added burden of rebounding from COVID-19, which threatens to wipe out a generation of Black entrepreneurs. This isn’t another session where you’ll hear speeches and it won’t be an “amen” session, for clicks. This meeting will be a work session. Not only will business owners get direct coaching from experts on finance, business law and entrepreneurship, there will also be an onramp to receive additional funding from the Black Business Relief Fund. A Black venture capitalist will be advising founders on how to get capital from investors and seasoned, successful Black entrepreneurs, will lay out strategies on how to pivot your business model, during this trying time.
Black entrepreneurs must succeed. No one employs a greater concentration of Black people than Black entrepreneurs. In the history of our community, Black entrepreneurs have always been the backbone of the freedom movement: when protestors needed to be fed, Black entrepreneurs fed them and bailed them out of jail. When Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, Maynard Jackson and so many other Black politicians sought public office, it was the Black business community that helped them get started. The Black business community is, however, threatened for survival. When the interstates were built in the 1950s and 1960s, Black businesses were decimated. In Nashville, 80 percent of Black businesses were destroyed, when I-40 was constructed. COVID-19 poses a similar threat to the Black business community. As the nation tries to rebound and protests rage, this virtual event is critical and you need to be there.
It’s now or never, the future is up to us. Black entrepreneurs are the cornerstone of the community and without them, Black people have no shot. It’s time to strengthen our business in order to not only survive but lead our community to true freedom. Registrants will receive a free business toolkit, click here to register because space is limited.