Our Mission is simple. We help small businesses access success through developing strategies to assist them in increasing their competitive ability and capacity.  Since our inception we have seen steady growth and have worked with businesses and government agencies alike to help craft solutions in areas that directly help reduce economic disparity for our citizens and communities.  For more than fifteen years, we have operated at the highest levels in public and private sectors to help create sustainable opportunities for African Americans, women, and minority owned businesses alike. We advocate for the over 100,000 Black owned businesses that represent an extremely diverse slice of industries from all across Illinois.


Our Vision is to help Illinois Black businesses to become sustainable, high-growth enterprises by assisting them with building their capacity, allowing them to compete effectively in local, state, federal, and commercial contracts.

We provide education on economic growth & development as well as building an economic power base for businesses to affect positive social, economic, and political change.

Successful execution of our initiatives & programs allow us to measurably foster Black business growth and development while implementing a new paradigm that attracts the investment of the resources that stabilize & create sustainable communities.

We Advocate the Pro- Black business agenda & equity for lack enterprise, at the highest levels, across Illinois & Beyond

Our initiatives serve as the channels by which we mobilize our agenda. From training & technical assistance for your business to economic development of the community to mentoring partnering, our real world-real time initiatives maximize any & all business growth potential.