Kick off 2017 right by attending an event that will empower both you and your community. Whether you’re an established entrepreneur or an aspiring business owner, the events on this list will provide a unique educational experience, potentially expanding your customer base and connect you with other business-minded people.
Black Philadelphia Expo
The Black Philadelphia Expo is just one of the black business expos hosted by Black Expo America Inc., a company that organizes and promotes black business events. In 2017, there will be several black expos in major U.S. cities in addition to Philadelphia, including New Jersey, New York and Cincinnati. The Philadelphia expo occurs October 14-15 and will feature vendors, educational sessions and business seminars to empower black business owners and consumers alike.
Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit
The Entrepreneurs Summit is an annual three-day conference by Black Enterprise. Last year’s summit had seminars on social media, entrepreneurship for mothers and early stage funding. This year’s summit is happening May 17-20 in Houston, Texas at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
Our Dollars Matter Business Expo
Our Dollars Matter is an annual business expo that began in 2016. This year’s expo is happening in Decatur at the Grand Royale Event Center. With free admission, you can enjoy live entertainment while supporting Atlanta-based black businesses.
Black Economic Advancement Conference
As the name of the event suggests, the Black Economic Advancement Conference is an annual event that supports the advancement of black-owned businesses. The conference features business coaching, business workshops and live discussions. The event is also a networking opportunity for Chicago-area business owners.
Black Economics: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Is a multi-day event that takes place in Long Beach, California at the Expo Arts Center. The conference starts off with a small business forum on Thursday, February 2 and ends with a film screening of “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” on Saturday, February 4.
Black History Business Expo and Fashion Show
This event celebrates black history, business and fashion in a one-day expo. It takes place at Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall on February 4th.