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Black Business Essentials Workshop Series

March 15

Black Business Essentials: Workshop Series

Black Entrepreneurship Alliance’s Black Business Essentials Workshop Series

Are you a Black-identifying aspiring entrepreneur seeking accessible quality training workshops, a network of like-minded individuals, and business mentorship?

Black Entrepreneurship Alliance is launching Black Business Essentials, a 5-part workshop series! If you are looking to gain insights and advice that are necessary to overcome major hurdles and propel you forward as an entrepreneur this is the workshop for you!

During the virtual workshop series (via Zoom), you will receive active training from a network of industry experts, that will aid you develop both personally and professionally.

The Course Series:

Ideation & Value Proposition – March 16 from 6:00-7:30PM

Nunu Francisco, Founder of Bizley will provide insight on the business-ideation stage process and ensuring your idea is scalable.

Market Validation – March 17 from 6:00-7:30PM

Damilola Odeleye, CEO & Principal Consultant of Amoye INC. will define the importance of market validation, research methods at participant’s disposal and market research in order to ensure you are on the right track to launching your business.

Business Operations – March 23 from 6:00-7:30PM

Abena Offeh-Giymah, Founder of Adda Blooms will be facilitating Business Operation where entrepreneurs will learn about essential activities when operating a business. During this session, software and business support tools will be identified. In addition, a deep dive of how best to leverage software to assist the efficiency of your business.

Finance 101 – March 24 from 6:00-7:30PM

Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs will provide practical strategies & tools for entrepreneurs when considering financing business such as start-up cost, accessing capital, as well as bootstrapping.

Business Plan – March 29 from 6:00-7:30PM

In this final session, the York University’s Professional Writing team will provide entrepreneurs in the Black Creek community with tools and tips on how write a business plan that serves as a sustainable roadmap for their organization. Participants will be able to think critically about who they are and what their business brings to the community. Through persuasive and concise writing, entrepreneurs will learn to communicate the need, value, and feasibility of the proposed business.

Please note, the workshop series will be accessible via Zoom.

For those who are not Black-identifying but interested in workshops focused on entrepreneurship please check out the following resources:

Innovation York

YSpace Digital is York University’s newest virtual incubator for students, faculty, alumni, and community.

ELLA (Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance) is a community and an accelerator for women, by women.

Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week virtual workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.

TD Community Engagement Centre sponsors on-going programs based on community interest and supplying access to resources. Please stay tuned for upcoming community partnerships and programming.