Center for Economic & Black Business Success
Provides a culturally responsive ecosystem of supports for African American and other minority-owned businesses to accelerate growth, expand networks, access and knowledge for business success.
Access a Knowledge Bank:
Get helpful information and advice for growing your business.
Connect with TA Providers/Lenders:
Find support and funding options for your business.
Stay Up to Date with Events and Supplier Opportunities:
Stay informed about industry happenings and chances to work with new suppliers.
Add your Business to Our Online MinorityBiz Navigator & Directory:
Make your business more visible to people looking for diverse businesses online.
Minority Business Directory
Also available via app! Click here to download.
Programs and Initiatives
Next Level Business Accelerator
BIPOC Restaurant Accelerator Initiative
SBA Community Navigator Program
The Community Navigator Pilot Program (powered by SBA) is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that all small businesses, including those owned by disadvantaged groups such as veterans, women, and those from rural communities and communities of color, often face in accessing critical support.
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“Participating in the Next Level Streetwise MBA Program gave me the opportunity to be laser focused on the business side of running my law firm. I made strong connections with business owners in a variety of industries that I may not have ever met otherwise. Most business owners are experts at their particular skill or craft, but not necessarily experts in what it takes to run a business. This program is definitively a game changer.”
– Amanda Jelks – Jelks Law | Nextlevel Graduate, 2017
“Looking back on it, I didn’t know much about business before participating in NextLevel, [It] gave me the foundation I needed. I learned about finances, the need to hire an accountant and attorney, and how to improve my management style. The program was a lifesaver.”
– Walter Lindsey – Unity One East | Nextlevel Graduate
“After completing the NextLevel program my company has doubled in revenue within the first year and has experienced on average 30% growth every year since graduating.”
– Jennifer Hoff – Skye Strategies | Nextlevel Graduate