Black Business Month – Empowering Entrepreneurs (Aug. 24)

Black Business Month Event, Bridgeport Conn., August 2023

The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber, Bridgeport OIC, SCORE, and CT Small Business Development Center invite you to join us for this in-person event honoring Black Business Month, designed to empower you as a business owner and entrepreneur to tap into a resource bonanza.

Join us in Bridgeport, Conn., for a panel presentation introducing you to support in areas such as:

  • Starting your business
  • Learning about various forms of funding, including pitch competitions, lending, and selected grants
  • Growing your business
  • Building a resilient future
  • Learning about industry-specific resources

Resources will include state, federal, and non-profit organizations providing support to entrepreneurs at all stages and in all industries.


(all times are PM)

  • 5:00 – 5:30 – Registration/Check-In
  • 5:30 – 5:40 – Welcome
  • 5:40 – 6:30 – Panel introducing the various resources available
  • 6:30 – 6:40 – Break
  • 6:40 – 8:00 – Visit, network & connect with the resources relevant to your business

You can’t miss it!

Participating organizations include – U.S. Small Business Administration – Connecticut District Office, Urban League of So. Connecticut,  Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF), Pursuit Lending, WBDC, MBDA, and more!

Register here