Historically, economic downturns have disproportionately impacted Black communities and businesses. Even so, over the past few decades, African Americans have persevered and continued to increase their presence in the American economy through innovation and entrepreneurship. Black-owned businesses are a vital component of many communities, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that these businesses receive support and guidance in weathering the storm.
Tune in on Thursday, February 18, at 7 pm EST to “Black in Business,” a webinar hosted by WBLS personality Deja Vu, featuring successful Black female entrepreneurs Yandy Smith, Premadonna, T’yanna Wallace, Marilyn Van Alstyne, and Tren’ness Woods. This webinar will educate African American Entrepreneurs and the Black Community on the evolution of the U.S. and Global Economy's impact on our businesses. The Pandemic has exposed economic inequality and its devastating impact on our communities. Despite the Pandemic, African Americans are foraging forward through economic oppression, lack of credit, and lack of banking relationships. We want to build collective economics, partnerships, and a global footprint. As citizens of the United States, we must learn to adapt and pivot quickly to change. We must learn to evolve when local and National economies are down or transforming. We must train to become resilient as African Americans and entrepreneurs to grow their presence.This webinar is a unique opportunity to learn from the hardships and victories of multiple Black female entrepreneurs, and apply their methods for success to make Black-owned businesses thrive in your own community.