A Supportive Community Means a Strong Future

The Black community strives relentlessly not just to overcome challenges but change the systems that sustain these problems and support aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Supporting Black businesses assists the entire economy.

From 2012 to 2017, black-owned small businesses grew by 79 percent. From 1997 to 2015, the number of businesses owned by Black women grew an amazing 322 percent (making them the largest growing group of entrepreneurs at that time). Despite the challenges they face, it’s clear that Black small business owners are becoming more and more populous and using the entrepreneurial journey to empower their community. We need community partners like you to help push the culture of ownership, equity and equality for our businesses. IBCC will take a boots on the ground approach. We are eager to help and develop successful business.

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Business Development

Develop and implement tailored growth plans to help companies grow with strategy, sales, marketing tools, and implementation.

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Economic Development

Create an opportunity for relative financial success and security.

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Community Development

Creating opportunities, programs, and partnerships to improve the knowledge and commitment of business leaders, citizens, and our members.

From Consumers To Creators!

If we are going to tackle our wealth gap, we have to include our young business owners. Black creators no longer think of their virtual actions as distinct from “in real life” behavior and have leveraged digital platforms, particularly social media, music, podcasting, and creating apps to affect real-world change. Young creators are becoming influencers and digital entrepreneurs which presents a tremendous growth opportunity in a culturally accurate way.

Our youth is our future!
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Our Goals

To increase business development and growth within our small business, veteran and technology community.

  • Secure partnerships or alliances with dedicated corporations and ensure compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at federal, state and local governments and also with prime contractors.
  • Improve the knowledge base of existing programs for Black business owners while creating our own marketable viable products.
  • Create initiatives and programs with our veteran and technology communities.
  • Encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers.
  • Implement a social currency strategy to improve wealth building and engagements.
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OUR PLAN OF WORK

IBCC Five objectives in developing businesses to create wealth.

A Few Reasons To Join A Chamber

  • If a consumer knows a business is part of its local chamber, the business will have a 63% increase in the likelihood that the consumer will shop with them.
  • Joining a chamber of commerce is a great way to be part of the community. This is important since 8% of small businesses fail because they don’t have a network.

Marketing Boost

Increased exposure both online and offline marketing.

Networthing Opportunities

You’ll be in direct contact with other professionals to increase your net worth.

Mailing List Access

Our email marketing connects your products or services to new consumers.

Discounts

Participating member discount for a product or service you need.

Training & Mentorship

Leadership Development can help guide you through situations.

Gain experience not shared in books

Experience is a very expensive asset, yet it's crucial to business success.

Veteran Development

Foster servicemembers entrepreneurial spirit. Increase Veteran owned business enterprises (VBO) certifications.

Technology Advocate

Advocate for fair investments into Black Tech Companies. Increase STEM participation.

We Love Our Partners

If you want to go fastgo alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

African Proverb.

Meet the Team

Our Board of Directors and Committee Members are comprised of a group of business owner who still believe in change.

The Top Challenge For Small Business Owners

Fewer African-American small businesses are approved for financing, often at lower amounts of money with higher interest rates.

Lack of Capital / Cash Flow

38 percent of African-American small business owners lack capital or cash flow. Although it’s a challenge indicative of larger difficulties, it's one of our biggest challenges.

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Hi I'm Gladys! How May I Help You?!

We hope that you have enjoyed your experience so far! Please feel free to read more about us below.

Our Mission
Promote economic development of business entities while strategically focusing on Black-owned, veteran-owned and technology companies.
Our Vision
IBCC will foster a community that promotes economic independence and prosperity across Texas; by providing Innovative technology-driven training. We are committed to preparing business leaders and entrepreneurs to maximize a competitive edge in the global market. We provide premier continuing education which stimulates business and economic development, provides business advocacy and empowers the black community.
Economic & Business Development Committee
With a vast variety of value, this committee will create business education services and programs to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey while deloping a wealth of research data and resource tools to stay abreast of the current demographic and economic trends.
Marketing & Communications Committee
Creates and reviews communication efforts and strategies of the Chamber including to enhance the exposure and support of the Chamber’s mission throughout our community.
Community & Membership Committee
Supports the Chamber’s retention, new member procedures, and community engagements; fosters positive relationships; meets with members to ensure their needs are properly met; organizes membership campaigns and other membership events; works closely with the Chamber’s membership volunteer group.
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Announcements

Our IBCC media team works hard at building and discovering great content for our culture and business community.

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