Black Business Enterprises

OUR MISSION

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 goal is to help individuals raise their economic status through education and we have a strong commitment to advance financial literacy in the community.

72,022

black-owned businesses represented nationwide

6,812

businesses started with our assistance in 2020

$303k

in grants provided to black-owned businesses since 2020

3rd Annual Black Business Ball

FEATURED BUSINESSES:

Financial Expert
Minnesota

A leading financial expert with over 15 years of industry experience, Rita Owens specializes in teaching female entrepreneurs how to DIVORCE their businesses

by leveraging OPM (Other People's Money), to launch, grow and scale their businesses quickly; using her signature B.O.S.S. FRAMEWORK™. She offers proven growth strategies used by Fortune 500 companies that enables her clients to build strong business portfolios, access funding at six figure levels, and build business credit without using their personal credit.

She is a serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker and real estate investor who is passionate about educating, empowering, and encouraging entrepreneurs worldwide.

Hair & Beauty
Minnesota

I am Renita (Reny) Price, Owner, Hairstylist and CEO of Slayed Beauty LLC and creator of Slayed Beauty Collection Hair Care products,

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!

I've always known that I wanted to be in Hair Industry, I just didn't think it would take so long. Growing up in Chicago and being raised by Entrepreneurs, I take everything that I’ve learned about “being your own boss” from a young age and apply to my business everyday, reaffirming that anything worth having is worth working hard for! As a young girl, I knew that I needed to do something with all of my creative skills, I just couldn't quit put my finger on it. I tried Writing, Sewing Clothing, Dancing, acting, and even the Medical Field. But it wasn't until I got fed up with Prerequisite courses and not being able to fully express myself in the way I wanted to that I had one simple conversation with my mom and she reminded me of my true passion, the beauty industry!

From then on, my number one goal is to have each and every one of my “Slayed Beauties” feel special and empowered, leaving out of my Salon happier than when they came in. I finally got the nerve to enroll in Cosmetology School. There, I tapped into abilities I didn't even know I had! From Coloring to Cutting to doing Hair Extensions, I was just amazed in the endless amount of avenues you can go in this industry. Fast forward two and a half years taking all the skills I've learned along the way, helped me with being able to open my own Salon Suite, giving each client the Celebrity Experience. And so the #Slayage Begins

I believe that you get what you give, and I make it my personal business to give my all to my clients, valuing their time as they do mine. I absolutely love what I do and I wouldn't trade it for the world. If I can make a difference by merely making Women and Girls feel more confident, strong and empowered, then I've done my job.

#LetTheSlayageBegin

Beauty
Minnesota

We are a company committed to giving you an authentic experience with African Waistbeads and all natural products for your body.

What began as a personal journey for the CEO/Founder of BeautyBodyBeads, has now helped hundreds of women in 22 different states and counting!

All Waistbeads featured on this site are either handmade and imported from African Countries such as Ghana or Kenya or made by the owner. The all natural wild crafted Sea Moss featured comes from the islands of St. Lucia and made with all natural spring water. Shop our site and start your journey to a more confident you!

Fashion
Minnesota

Minneapolis newest one-stop shop for all your fashion needs. Katwalk features exclusive women’s

clothing, wigs, bundles, hair braiding, makeup services, accessories, and much much more all under one roof. Katwalks mission is to provide the twin cities, women, with on-time fashion trends from various parts of the urban fashion movement.

We seek to provide a great customer friendly experience and strive to set the bar for what we believe black entrepreneurship and community unity should look like within Our own community here in the twin cities.

Digital Marketing
Minnesota

Yamaro83 is an ROI results-focused marketing agency. We incorporate social media marketing systems to streamline revenue, decrease stress and deliver peace of mind.

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!

You can join our ever-growing Facebook group to engage with black business owners and other allies to the cause.

Every little donation counts in helping us establish grants which literally change lives for the members of our community.

I am a business owner and want to join BBE.

If you are a black business owner, subscribe to BBE’s support plans to gain access to our powerful networking and marketing capabilities.

If you’re just wanting something more casual, you’re more than welcome to join our Facebook group for free to start promoting yourself right now.

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