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.
Develop and implement tailored growth plans to help companies grow with strategy, sales, marketing tools, and implementation.
Create an opportunity for relative financial success and security.
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!Click Here
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.
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.
Increased exposure both online and offline marketing.
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.
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.
Foster servicemembers entrepreneurial spirit. Increase Veteran owned business enterprises (VBO) certifications.
Advocate for fair investments into Black Tech Companies. Increase STEM participation.
We Love Our Partners
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Austin Area Urban League, Partnership Organization, AAUL
Austin Area Urban League’s mission is to provide tools to African Americans and under-served populations to build a foundation for social and economic equality.
Become An AffiliateInnovation, IBCC
If you are interested in an alliance please connect with us today.
Become A Member TodayVeteran Friendly Chamber, IBCC
The Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce is the only Black Chamber co-located to Fort Hood, the largest U.S Army installation in the free world.
Tri-Country Regional Black Chamber of CommerceAffiliate Chamber, TCBCC
Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce is aggressively in pursuit of achieving higher levels of growth and competitiveness in the business community for Member Firms.
Arlington Black Chamber of CommerceAffiliate Chamber, ABCC
The Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce is in its sixth year of providing assistance, support, and representation for African-American entrepreneurs, minority business professionals, and the African-American business community of the great city of Arlington, Texas.
Meet the Team
Our Board of Directors and Committee Members are comprised of a group of business owner who still believe in change.
President - IBCC, Texas Black Pages
Secret V. Odom
Vice President - Owner of Secret Solutions Consulting
Director of Leadership Development
Brother Tavares Bethel
Director of Military Affairs - Executive Director of The Village United
Apostle Claudette Morgan-Scott, DBA & MSc
Executive Secretary - Chamber Spiritual Advisor - Apostle of Shiloh Worship Center
Angenet Wilkerson, M.Ed
Director of Education
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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