To economically empower and sustain African American communities through entrepreneurship and business activity within the Birmingham Metropolitan areas and via interaction with the greater Black community.
To increase business development and growth via procurement.
Secure partnerships with committed corporations and ensure compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at federal, state and local governments and also with prime contractors.
Identify opportunities to do business with each other, set up regular business meetings to discuss opportunities and teaming arrangements
Create useable website directories for e-commerce and recruiting.
Opening the doors to capital access.
Work sessions with financial institutions, SBA Banks etc
Identify agencies with track record of lending to African American Firms
Identify funding for start ups, bridge financing, line of credit and acquisition
To provide entities to fund and guide our organization
Annual BBCC Convention
Early marketing and presentations to all potential sponsors
Promote and ensure maximum attendance by affiliated members and direct members
Specify and market membership levels
Research what agencies and corporations are buying and not buying from Black Business
Target agencies for research
Monitor model projects
Establish political agenda to assist in the growth and development of Black business
Identify and support candidates who support black business agenda
Hold forums with candidates during election to the opportunities for black businesses
Identify key board positions and lobby for candidates who support black businesses