I am excited to be given the opportunity to host a workshop at the Black Business Summit Marriott, Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 22 & 23, 2017. Hosted by the Black Business Initiative (BBI), in celebration of the 20th Annual Anniversary, supporting black businesses in Nova Scotia.
This is an auspicious occasion for me because I have been following the work of BBI's via its Magazine prior to coming to Nova Scotia in 2004. There were many successful businesses i admired such as Pauline's Hair Salon, SureShot Dispensing, Bin Doctors and other that I read about in preparation for our move to Halifax. I wanted to emulate them but did not think it were possible.
This is a unique organization. It is the only one in the Maritimes and possible across Canada that is entirely dedicated to the educating and promoting the interest of black people in businesses.
There are many successful business owners who got their start from the BBI. My first business initiative to promote Black and Immigrant Women Home based businesses and the first International Women's Day conference in 2013, for racialized women, was sponsored by the BBI. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with several incredible staff, led training initiatives and network with community members affiliated with the BBI.
This organization bring together business owners and recognizes their talents, the contributions we make to the economic sustainability, development growth to our province and beyond.
Join us at the Summit.