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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In collaboration with the National Women’s History Project’s (NWHP) 2014 theme “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” the Black Business Association (BBA) will present our annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference, Vendor Faire & Awards Luncheon.
Our Business Conference is designed to assist African American women in navigating this current economic environment by offering workshops focusing on business & personal financial security, improvement, and empowerment. Our Vendor Fair gives local businesses the opportunity to build their customer base, gain possible procurement opportunities and network with others. Our Awards Luncheon will honor both national & local prominent women whose strength of character, dedication and sense of purpose are creating our history. These women have continued the struggle for women’s equality by leading our nation in advancements ranging from achieving great success in the business world, breaking the glass ceiling in corporate America to vast contributions in science, the arts, medicine, education and politics.
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Black Business Association
Since 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, has contributed to and supported the development, progress and expansion of more than 10,000 African American business enterprises. Nationally, the BBA has access to and influence with more than 75,000 African American owned and women/minority-owned business (WMBEs), through the formation of strategic alliances with trade associations and organizations throughout the US.
The BBA's mission is to advocate for and advance the development and growth of African-American owned businesses. This contributes to and participates in the self-determination, economic growth and prosperity of African-American communities, thereby creating a strong economic base that nurtures, empowers and supports the on-going success of these communities and our society at large. Increasing the number of successful minority businesses by helping them gain access to procurement opportunities and capital is an ongoing process.
The BBA has in place the following programs and practices:
An intensive outreach program to the African American Business Community
Methods of identifying qualified firms
Identifying and promoting business opportunities for members
Offering hands-on assistance, training, and education for start-up businesses
Providing management and technical assistance including bid preparation.