10th Anniversary of the African American Business Development Program

10th Anniversary of the African American Business Development Program

African American Business Development Program
Helping Firms Help Themselves

The Business Development & Entrepreneurship (BD&E) division of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio (ULGSO) helps established minority entrepreneurs obtain the necessary management skills that will enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities and qualify for financing that will lead to higher levels of business growth.   BD&E works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses.  BD&E administers the African American Business Development Program (AABDP) and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year.

The mission of the AABDP is to identify, prepare, involve, empower and sustain African Americans entrepreneurs who are committed and positioned to serve the needs of the Greater Southwestern Ohio region. AABDP is a six-month accelerator program facilitated by the ULGSO encompassing the following elements:

  • Experiential learning, lectures and classroom discussions
  • Leadership and skills assessment
  • Organization and process management
  • Assessing products & services
  • Marketing
  • Understanding business financials and how they impact business growth
  • Strategic planning and growth strategies.

Details related to the 10th Anniversary celebration are below:

When:   Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Where:  National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Grand Hall and Terrace

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Time:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Your presence and support of the event will be greatly appreciated.


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