Black Entrepreneurs
Resource Centre

The Black Entrepreneurs Resource Centre, powered by the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, is a pivotal platform dedicated to empowering and fostering the growth of Black-owned businesses across Canada. They provide a host of resources and tools designed to address the unique challenges that Black entrepreneurs face, with the goal of promoting economic empowerment within the Black community.

Black Entrepreneurs Resource Centre ​

The centre offers a plethora of educational materials, training resources, and developmental programs that equip entrepreneurs with the vital skills to effectively manage and grow their enterprises.

By hosting various networking events, the centre enables Black entrepreneurs to form strong connections, share innovative ideas, draw lessons from shared experiences, and uncover potential collaborations.

The Resource Centre curates information on various funding opportunities tailored for Black entrepreneurs and offers expert guidance in navigating and applying for these financial resources.

The centre connects emerging entrepreneurs with experienced business professionals, fostering mentorship relationships that offer personalised advice, strategic guidance, and moral support.

Leveraging its partnership with the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, the Centre offers Black entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain recognition and visibility, leading to expanded business opportunities.

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Black SMBs and StartUps

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At BKR Capital, we want funding to be more accessible to innovative companies led by black teams to build wealth for our community and enrich the venture capital space. Our vision is to create a business ecosystem that is more inclusive, from a portfolio perspective - through a wider number of black-led companies receiving catalytic funding, and from an investors perspective - through a wider number of young black professionals trained to become investment managers.
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