Black Business Enterprises


Black Business Enterprises Fund (BBE) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Minneapolis, M.N. We serve a large coalition who consist of young entrepreneurs, small businesses and low income individuals seeking to start a business and improve their financial well-being.

Our Purpose: To help minorities establish their worth to wealth

Our Niche: Access to “the grid” for entrepreneurs









black-owned businesses represented nationwide with a total network of 3.3 million members and supporters


businesses started with our assistance in 2020


in grants provided to black-owned businesses since 2020


Real Estate Agent

Hello everyone! My name is Ejodamen Ejiya; I am a dedicated and experienced real estate agent ready to assist you in achieving your property goals. As a proud Berkshire Hathaway Home Services member, I bring a wealth of knowledge, professionalism, and a genuine passion for helping clients navigate the real estate market.

by leveraging OPM (Other With my team and I's expertise and commitment to excellence, you can expect personalized guidance tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, an investor, or looking to sell your property, we are equipped with the skills and resources to guide you every step of the way. "I don't just sell properties; I sell possibilities and the promise of a better future."

Soul Food Catering BBE's Exclusive Caterer

RCK Soul Food Located on 7500 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, Minnesota 55428, United States

a Black Owned Hair Care Brand based in Eden Prairie, MN, that focuses on the Strength, Moisture & Hydration, Growth and the overall Health and integrity of your hair!

RCK Soul Food has provided Minnesota with some of the best dishes for Catering! We have always served delicious and affordable soul food. Now, we would like to inform you that we also offer catering services. We offer pickup or delivery. We cater for just about any event that you might have. Here is our Catering menu order form. We also offer an array of catering services. Just contact us for more details. Website Online Ordering We Love GOOGLE Reviews! Sincerely, Orneary Conley


Shalonda Massey
BBE's Exclusive Caterer

I am The gumbo lady. I offer so many different dishes and products. I have made over 25 dishes that I promise you won’t find on the next chefs menu. I truly try to stay outside the box.

I wake up with new recipe ideas everyday. Some of my products are Candy Yam hot sauce which is my top seller. I offer a soulfood stuffed Catfish, which is baked mac and greens stuffed into two catfish filets and deep fried. It goes perfect with the candy yam hot sauce. I am most proud of the dish I created called The Soul Pan. This dish was featured on The Wendy Williams show. My goal is to focus on bringing the cajun taste up north. You can’t find cajun dishes in restaurants up north. I also feel up north we are lacking that flavor and cajun taste. So that is my focus as a business owner is to offer unique flavorful dishes served with love and amazing customer service. I currently offer my Sweet Tea in two locations in S.Mpls. Midtown Global Market (The Kitchen) ,N.Mpls So-Low grocery outlet. I am currently working on a restaurant space but currently working from a commercial kitchen. I am located in St.Louis Park,Mn.


Exceptionally talented Executive Chef with +15 years’ record of achievement & demonstrated success in food service industry

, skilled in kitchen management roles with proven ability to solve the problem quickly and efficiently, developing new dishes and menus, guiding the overall direction of the kitchen, productivity increasing, situational assessments, & decision-making. Adaptive, dynamic and forward-thinking Chef experienced at menus designing, event organizing, wedding planning, staff training, team supervision, safely food preparation and transportation, marketing, and customer satisfaction.

Achievement, • Bachelor Degree of applied science from The Art Institutes for Restaurant Management (2010). • Associate's degree at Culinary Arts/Chef Training & Pastry Chef from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (2008) • Certified Wedding and Event Planner (CWP) from The University of Texas at Arlington (2022). • Certified Officiant from American Marriage Ministries (AMM) (2022) • Certified Caterer from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (2008) An energetic and a confident person capable of working as an individual as well as part of a team. I am always keen to learn and progress in my employment, with work ethic and a will to succeed.

Get involved!

We believe that community is key when lifting up our neighbors. Help us empower black businesses by becoming a part of our community today!

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I am a business owner and want to join BBE.

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