BCB in Action
BCB in Action
Black Canadian Businesses in Action (BCB) brings together entrepreneurs and professionals and provides them opportunities to grow personally and professionally through advocacy, education, leadership, networking, skill building, economic empowerment and programs. BCB aims to be the leader in building a strong western black business community, and support, promote and empower Black entrepreneurs to innovate and conquer national and international markets.
Fort McMurray, AB
Calgary, AB (Coming soon)
Biz Startup Program
This 12-week program enables participants to learn how to eliminate hurdles and help launch a successful Startup. BCB accompanies them through this program until they have their business set up.
BCW understands the struggles and challenges that come with entrepreneurship, hence why hence the creation of this 12 - week business program that provides and facilitates access to necessary business, economic, demographic and socio-cultural information and resources.
Connecting Black Female entrepreneurs for Success Workshops: Entrepreneurs undergo Business, Financial and Marketing Coaching from coaches who have expertise in different areas to help them set up and grow their businesses.
We have the experts, experience, knowledge, resources, and structure that will be beneficial to any black woman with a business idea, but are stuck on implementation and the steps to take that will bring their idea into reality. Women will have the support, training and relevant resources that they need specific to their intended industry/niche.
COVID-19 Recovery Strategy
This Forum was aimed at providing information for Black-led businesses. This forum helped in addressing the needs of Black businesses in order to respond to a changing business market, innovate their business and increase visibility.
BCW's aim was to help Black-owned businesses by providing education and training in order to help them access funding by the federal government that is aimed at supporting and sustaining Black-owned businesses post COVID-19.
Networking Mixers for Business and Professionals
Our Mixers bring 40 to 60 women per event. These mixers create a platform that encourages networking, collaboration, and partnerships among Black women. BCW recognizes unique challenges faced by Black business women and these mixers provide a safe and comfortable space for engagement and relationship building.
Mixers create a community of support for black women professional and in business in all industries. The aim of the mixers is to connect our women with each other. These connections are between women who are already established and those who are upcoming in order to share ideas.
BCW Career Women Network
The BCW career women network has presentations by career women to talk about how they started and where they are at with their businesses. They also give advice on financial aspects, the Do’s and Don’ts of running successful businesses. These interviews and discussions are posted on our Social Media.
Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program
Growing and starting a business can be challenging without the right resources. This program involves connecting women in leadership within our communities with other women who are in the process of setting themselves up as their mentors. This program works to encourage the up and coming women and equips them with knowledge on how to navigate through the industries of which there are a part of.
Framework to enhance personal leadership skills
Navigating Leadership Challenges
Creating mentorship networks with international Access
Business Recovery Program: Empower Black Entrepreneurs to Lead Successful Business Projects
This program aims to support Black entrepreneurs and upcoming entrepreneurs by providing information, strategies and resources to help increase capacity and viability to innovate businesses. The support services equips them to drive businesses forward and identify ways to help businesses prosper through webinars, forums, workshops, coaching, networking mixers, business skills development training, peer support, and more best practices related to entrepreneurship.
Alberta Government: Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant
Women Entrepreneur Knowledge Hub
Alberta Women Entrepreneur
Export Development Canada
Business Development Bank of Canada
Global Affairs Canada
Alberta Chamber of Commerce
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce