It's time again for our one of a kind ResourceFULL Black Businesses event set for the October 26th 2017, 5p - 7:30p at the Atrium on S. Park St.
There, MABEE will make $1,000 - $5,000 grants to Black businesses that sign up for a business needs survey during the networking event.
Last time, we brought nearly 80 entrepreneurs in front of 13 resources, documented 266 connections, and granted $4,000 to 5 entrepreneurs! This time, we're aiming for even greater impacts with your support.
We hope to see you there.
We're at it again! Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment is inviting you to this October's ResourceFULL Black Businesses event where we'll make $1,000 - $5,000 grants to Black businesses in attendance, connect our businesses to valuable resources, and connect them to each other through our HIVE Networking Activity.
Come and enjoy good food, good music and good people ready to connect and prosper. Sign up for a Business Needs Survey at the event to get connected to resources based on your businesses needs and qualify to receive a grant for your business!
5p - Registration and Refreshments
5:30p - Hear from Resources
6p - HIVE Networking Activity
7p - Harvest and Granting (up to $10,000)
Register Today and Please, Spread the Word!
Black businesses in Madison still fail at an alarming rate. You may know of the struggles to find patrons, to overcome hurdles and locate resources. There is no shortage of brilliant enterprising Black minds with the seeds of success. There is no lack of ambition or drive to reach new heights of self-sufficiency in our communities. Black communities have ALL of the ingredients necessary to thrive in our economy. Still Black business owners are few, and Black household income is nearly have of the median in Madison.
Even though the resources are all around us, we seem to lack a connection to them; and even though there are hundreds of local Black businesses, we don't know about them, and don't patronize them.
ResourceFULL Black Businesses is bridging the gap between Black business needs and resources. We're connecting Black entrepreneurs to each other and to the funding, expertise and mentoring they need to reach the next level in their business.
We'll have resources in the house:
USDA, MadREP, SCORE, Madison Development Corp, Latino Chamber of Commerce, 100 State, WWBIC, Intellectual Ratchet, WARF, Small Business Administration, SBDC Wisconsin, Feed Kitchen and more.
We'll have good food:
Sweet Tea Madison and More
We'll have connection:
The HIVE Networking Activity is designed to get participants strategically connected to each other in real, substantial and meaningful ways. It helps businesses gain exposure and is our way of scheduling Business Needs Surveys to help connect our businesses to the resources they need. Last time, we documented more than 266 Partner, Client, Supporter relationships!
On October 26th 2017, MABEE will grant up to $10,000.00 to Black businesses that sign up for a business needs survey during the networking activity.
Please Join Us. Please Share. Please Support.
HELP US BUILD THE HIVE...
Please join us. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there.
Find out how to be recognized as a sponsor of ResourceFULL Black Businesses.