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August is National Black Business Month

Black Business Month Resources

Join us in celebrating Black Business Month in August. We hope you find these resources helpful in your business classrooms and beyond.


National Today 
Norcal PTAC
Guidant: Black Entrepreneurs: 2021 Trends
NBC Select: 100+ Black-owned businesses to support in 2022 and beyond
America’s SBDC: Small Business Resources for Black-Owned Businesses, 2022
Invoice2go: Black business grants: 6 you should know in 2022
Small Business Association: Small Business Resources for Black-Owned Small Businesses 
Coalition to Back Black Businesses 
US Black Chambers, Inc
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.: “31 Ways 31 Days”: Celebrating National Black Business Month
Black Voice News: Celebrating Black Businesses During National Black Business Month and Beyond


Pinkett, R.D., and Robinson, J.A., Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There. New York: HarperCollins Leadership, 2022
Lee, D., Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur. Carlsbad, CA. 2010
Kimbro, D., The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014
Rogers, S., Successful Black Entrepreneurs: Hidden Histories, Inspirational Stories, and Extraordinary Business Achievements. Case Studies by Harvard Business School. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2022
Springer, K. I Am My Brand: how to Build Your Brand Without Apology. London: Bloomsbury Business, 2020
Reese, V.O., Black Woman Millionaire – Hot Mess Edition: An Insurrection of Personal Power as Profit. Independently published, 2020
Walker, J.E.K., The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race. Entrepreneurship: Volume 1, To 1865. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009
Butler, J.S., Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics (Suny Series in Ethnicity and Race in American Life). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005.
Cobbs, P. M. and Turnock, J.L., Cracking the Corporate Code: The Revealing Success Stories of 32 African-American Executives. New York: AMACOM, 2003
Porter, K., and Hoffman, A, 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Disclaimer: The information contained in the resources represents the views and opinions for the original creators and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of IACBE, its Boards, or its members. IACBE supports and encourages the diverse attributes of each of our member institutions as evidenced by their faculty, students, administration, and communities. We believe that excellence in business education requires respecting and valuing the unique characteristics, attributes, and perspectives of all stakeholders in the educational process and results in graduates who possess the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the future business environment. It is our goal to work together with each of our member institutions to build a unique educational model that reflects the institution’s mission and vision, while advancing academic quality.

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