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10th Anniversary of the African American Business Development Program

by Vanessa Sanchez | Mar 29, 2018


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.


SBALOGOThe Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact 513-487-1155.