Economic Development Programs in Memphis

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We are a non-profit serving Memphis, and we focus on providing black business owners with the tools and resources they need to run a successful business. Learn more and get in touch with our team to join our ReStart Initiative today!


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Our Economic Development Services

The Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA) is dedicated to economic development and advocacy initiatives that benefit the black business community in Memphis. Through our ReStart Initiative, the BBA supports aspiring entrepreneurs, seasoned business professionals, and executive-level candidates with resources that foster economic development.

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Our Three Pillars

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The BBA’s ReStart Initiative offers a variety of tools and guidance. Our primary goal is to help black individuals launch, grow and manage their businesses. Our ReStart Initiative includes three pillars:

  • Next Level Leadership
  • Succession Solutions
  • BBA Talent Connect

Next Level Leadership focuses on providing Black entrepreneurs, managers, and small business owners with the skills they need to take their businesses to the next level. We have a team of industry experts who provide mentorship, business strategy guidance, and access to capital.

Succession Solutions provides assistance with succession planning for existing businesses as well as new businesses. We offer insight into the best practices of succession planning, helping owners prepare for future growth or potential sale of their business. Our goal is to assist retiring business owners in passing off their businesses to trained successors while ensuring economic stability.

Our Talent Connection program helps connect qualified black professionals with potential employers in Memphis. We’re committed to helping business owners find the right individuals to fill executive-level positions, as well as entry-level positions. Through our network of contacts and resources, we’re able to help match job seekers with potential employers.

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Benefits of Our ReStart Initiative

How Our Black Business Initiatives Can Help You

Some of the benefits of this economic development program include:

  • Access to a wide variety of resources, from mentorship and guidance to financial assistance.
  • Connections with potential employers through our diverse central program.
  • Guidance on succession planning for future economic stability.
  • Support in launching or growing businesses through next-level leadership services.

The Black Business Association of Memphis is committed to economic and business development initiatives that benefit the black business community. Through our ReStart Initiative, we provide guidance and resources to help aspiring entrepreneurs, seasoned business professionals, and executive-level candidates get the support they need to reach their goals. We recognize the importance of economic stability for black businesses in Memphis, and we’re here to help bridge the gap.

If you would like to learn more about our ReStart Initiative or how we can support economic development in Memphis, please reach out to us today. We are passionate about empowering black business owners, and we look forward to working with you.

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