Who is The IBCC ?
We are a premier Black Chamber of Commerce comprised of business owners, community leaders, Veterans and a spiritual advisor.
How We Help
IBCC – Core Benefits:
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Access To Cash And Credit Is A Business’s Lifeline
The ability of a business owner to acquire credit and funding in crucial to developing and growing a successful business venture. A financial plan for the business’s capital needs is a must. Knowing when and how to access funds needed to start or expand a business requires information and working with others who have financial knowledge when it comes to establishing business credit and borrowing money for the first time with little or no credit history.
Exclusive Chamber Informative Programs to Access Capital
How to Open a Business Credit File
How to Establish Business Credit for the First Time
Business Financial Planning
Becoming Certified and the Application Process
Relative Certifications; Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE); means that a small business owned by a member of an ethnic group (below) is verified to be a member of the group and meets the established requirements in conducting business and have the maximum practical opportunity to participate in City, State, and Federal contracting and purchasing activities through an application process. Approved applications verify that the business owner (Vendor) meets the established requirements and is considered Certified.
A Certified Business has an advantage to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is owned by a member of an eligible group and is registered as a Certified Business.
Becoming Certified is a priority Member Benefit Program of Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce. IBCC’s Strategic Plan is for all Member Firms to do good business and become Certified Vendors in participating in all Public Entities procurement activities and contracts.
Members Of The Following Groups are Eligible For the Purpose of Certification:
- Black Americans – persons with origins from any Black racial group of Africa
- Hispanic Americans – persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central/South Americans, Spanish or Portuguese culture or origins, regardless of race
- Native Americans – persons who are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians
- Asian Pacific Americans – persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marinas Islands, Macao, Naura
- Asian Indian Americans – persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal
Exclusive Chamber Programs for Certification
Certification Workshops & Clinic
Developing Business Skills
Business Skills are Essential to Business Development and Growth. Learning how to Navigate the Bidding Process is key to obtaining Procurement Contracts. Understanding Your Business S.W.O.T. Analysis and Growth Projections are also vital to your Success. Member Firms are assisted with Navigating the Bidding Processes for Public & Private Markets (based on the Membership Level).
Exclusive Chamber Program Workshops
New Member Orientation / S.W.O.T. Analysis
Developing Your Business Plan & Business Planning Support
Navigating the Bidding Process
Business Essential Skills Workshops
COACHING & MENTORING
Together Everyone Achieves More
IBCC is a Network of Business Owners supporting each other with helpful documented and undocumented business information. Members Firms are committed, ready, and willing to do business together. IBCC Leadership are knowledgeable Business Owners and Business Consultants capable of providing guidance to Business Start-ups and Expansion.
MARKETING & PROCUREMENT
Getting to the Money
Identifying an initial or expanding Market (who will buy your product or service) for your business and getting your projected share of that Market Dollar Value is dependent on many aspects. One such aspect is Researching and Brainstorming, which are necessary components of your Marketing Plan activities. Resources and Tools to achieving your defined Markets are disseminated through IBCC’s Exclusive Business Power Lunch.
EXCLUSIVE CHAMBER EVENTS
Whatever Success Means to You – You Have to Show Up to Claim It
IBCC is committed to acquiring and disseminating valuable business information, resources and tools for Member firms to Achieve Entrepreneurial Parity and Economic Prosperity in the Region and International. IBCC mission is achieved through established programs and events.
Regional Small Business Forums
Business Smart Course
Business After-Hours “Networthing”
Resource Connections Meet-Ups
Grand openings: You have the opportunity to choose from a Ribbon Cutting, a Grand Prayer Opening or both.
Grand Prayer Opening: You can choose who you want to have prayer or we can assist with this with your advisor.
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