Black Business Directory

Brand Positioning & Marketing

Building community one business at a time

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Mission

Our mission is to connect, promote, support, equip, advance black businesses & programs that aids in closing the Black entrepreneurship ecosystem gap.

How BBC Started

Black Business Can Inc is a group that started in Windsor-Essex; growing provincially, to bring Black businesses in Ontario together on one platform to build, uplift, network, educate and organize around economics and politics.

This initiative was born out of a BWFA meeting, during the civil unrest in the US that happened when George Floyd and many Blacks were being executed unlawfully. Angelina Ebegbuzie and Irene Moore-Davis called a meeting for Black woman to have a safe space to grieve and vent their concerns. After a few weeks, many of us women went into action mindset! Maxine Shelton decided to spearhead the suggestion to put together a simple directory so that we could know and buy from our own community. After Maxine built the platform, she realized that there was so much more that needed to be done. She actively organized with partners, community builders, politicians and federally incorporated as Black Business Can Inc. in 2021. 

Vision

To be the organization of choice for Black & Indigenous entrepreneurs through strategic programming, national partnerships, and sound research that actively shatters disparity; creating impact at local, regional, and provincial levels.

About Us

Black Business Can is now known nationally for the work done to advance black businesses through her savvy PR campaigns and social media work. 

BBC is centered around differentiated programming because we believe that in order to gain power here, we must be innovative, educated, network and patronize our own businesses, provide great resources to help the business community flourish in spite of oppression, systemic racism, and despite current government policies and practices. 

Black Business Can is actively working with the Federal Government (PAC-OR), MPP’s, MPs, and municipal government to actively advance all things Black business.

 

Meet our Trailblazing Board

Maxine Shelton

President/PR & Marketing Lead

Brenell Dean-Thompson

Chair of The Board/VP

Emmanuel Tchoukou

Treasurer

 
Ruby Foster

Secretary

Angelina Ebegbuzie

Board of Director

Princess Small

Board of Director

Dr. Lara Doan

Board of Director

Julianna Rafi

Board of Director/Social Media

Business Support

We provide several business support services: Business consultation, business discounts and benefits, strategy formulation, digital marketing, financial planning services, sales planning services and more!

Education

Training and development seminars, workshops are available weekly and monthly to help our members gain the skillset to better run their business.

Mentorship

Businesses in our program will be paired with a successful Black Business that can mentor, support and help set our clients up with the tools to launch and grow.

Networking

Be a part of a supportive community daily on our social media pages. Enjoy monthly and annually networking events. Join monthly virtual and in-person networking events.

Collaboration & Economic Progress in the Black Community

We believe that true collaboration is the key to shattering the disparity in Black entrepreneurship and intend to work with organizations, business, government to close the gap in the black entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada.

A Passionate Consultancy & Agency

 

Marketing & Support Services

Ready Set Go!

Digital marketing is a very important component in your entrepreneurial journey. Our service workers will help you set up a website, set up your directory listing and get your products into our BBO marketplace so you can start gaining visibility and sales.

Sponsored by local Black Business: Max Mobile Solutions

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