There are a number of non-profit organizations for black and minority businesses that are created to help out black entrepreneurs. These organizations have valuable resources that provide grants, support, assistance, networking, and seminars to business owners. Some also extend their support to minorities such as Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other ethnic communities.
Here are some of the business associations you need to take note of.
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- The Black Business Association (BBA) – This is a non-profit organization that is based in Los Angeles. They have a database of more than 85,000 African-American and minority-owned businesses. This association has an alliance with more than a hundred women and minority trade groups all over the nation.
- US Black Chambers Inc. (USBC) – The USBC is an organization that has more than 100 self-sustaining small business associations in the country. This group provides a strong leadership and advocacy for economic empowerment. Their resources and projects help support the African-American Chamber of Commerce as well as black businesses by helping develop and grow black enterprises.
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – This organization provides a global leadership through advancing business opportunities for minorities such as Black, Asian, Native American, and Hispanic-owned businesses. They help connect these communities to other member corporations. The NMSDC provides opportunities to all businesses sizes.
- National Sales Network (NSN) – This non-profit membership association was established to cater to the needs of African-American sales professionals. They aim to help their members by training individuals to improve their sales knowledge and skills. They provide local chapters to conduct skill enhancement seminars all over the country.
- National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – The NABA is an organization that is created to address the needs of professional African-American accountants. Their objective is to mold leaders to help shape the future of finance and accounting in the country. They hope to inspire and guide the accountants to beef up their skills.
The NABA also helps unite the accounting students and professional accountants so that they can help each other grow in their respective fields.
- African Business Roundtable USA – This is a non-profit and non-partisan association for black business owners. The membership is composed of the chief executive officers of African-owned enterprises. This organization aims to promote the trade and commerce through proper education between the US and African countries.
They help support the frontline African businesses in the US.
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