Black Business Initiative
The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is the premier business development organization uniquely supporting Black-owned businesses in Nova Scotia. BBI works with partners in the community to address the following fundamental and unique challenges inherent to Black Nova Scotians that constitute an impediment to business start-ups and continued growth: the lack of business skills; low profile businesses; communities that are spread out in the province; lack of information on types of assistance; lack of participation in high-value industries; and discriminatory behavior. Therefore, BBI supports building vibrant Black business communities through entrepreneurial training, partnership building with the broader business community, business consulting, and access to financing. We change lives by enabling economic independence of individuals and communities.