To commemorate Black Business Month, Facebook is recognizing and celebrating the important contributions from Black-owned businesses throughout the month of August. Over the next four weeks, Facebook will highlight the stories of Black business owners through interviews and panel discussions on topics like access to capital, community, and the power of creativity.

Small businesses will also be able to learn from Facebook experts on how to use our tools and resources to engage with their target audience.

Visit Facebook’s Black Business Month site for more information and to register for the events.

US Black Chambers Series:

In partnership with the US Black Chambers, Facebook will host a 3-part webinar series in August providing a mix of training, small business panels and external speakership on topics like access to capital.

August 12 – Session 1: Build a Thriving Community Online: Join us as we discuss the importance of building a digital community for your business. Hear from the US Black Chambers, small business owners, and our Facebook experts.

August 19 – Session 2: Adapting in Uncertain Times: COVID-19 has caused many disruptions to the small business community. Learn from Facebook experts and Black owned businesses on how to creatively engage your audience.

August 26 – Session 3: Bridging the Divide: Access to capital and professional networks are among the biggest challenges for Black businesses. Join us in celebration of our last session during National Black Business Month to learn how Black business owners can bridge the opportunity gaps and grow business.

Elevate & Celebrate:

Facebook Elevate, a community and learning platform for Black businesses and creators, will launch Black business and artist spotlights, interviews with business founders and creators, virtual activities and lessons, and weekly surprises throughout the month focusing on four weekly themes:

    1. Aug 3-7: Health & Wellness
    2. Aug 10-14: Finance & Wealth
    3. Aug 17-21: Food & Beverage
    4. Aug 24-28: Beauty & Fashion

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