Business expos are conventions or trade shows that provide local small businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services. For many Black and minority-owned businesses, these events are very critical for them to network and find new customers.
Here are the top 10 Black and minority business expos across the country:
#1 – Southern California Black Business Expo: An advertising, information, and marketing resource that focuses on helping promote and increase the sales of black businesses to black consumers in southern California.
#2 – Indiana Black Expo Business Conference: founded in 1970 to support the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans throughout the state of Indiana. The highlight of the organization is the annual Indiana Black Expo Business Conference.
#3 – Memphis Black Expo Cultural Festival & Black Business Showcase: established in 1999 to provide an annual 5-day cultural celebration where local and national business owners can gather to showcase their products and services to consumers.
#4 – Madison Black Business Expo: supports black-owned businesses, clubs, organizations, and service providers throughout Madison, Wisconsin, by an annual community event that creates space for networking among black business owners.
#5 – Jackson Black Business Expo: provides a working network between the community and black-owned businesses in the Jackson, Mississippi, metro area.
#6 – Lexington Minority Business Expo: established in 2002 to help build business opportunities for black-owned businesses in the Lexington, Kentucky area.
#7 – Virginia Minority Business Expo: an annual trade show for Richmond, Virginia black-owned businesses that provide a central location for minority-owned businesses to showcase their product, services or innovations.
#8 – Boston Minority Business Expo: provides an annual forum for minority business owners to meet and exchange ideas as well as increase their business by networking with customers and other small businesses in the Boston area.
#9 – WRMSDC Minority Business Expo: the largest and longest running minority business expo in Northern California. The annual expo connects suppliers, buyers, and corporate representatives from across the states of California, Nevada, and beyond.
#10 – Triad Minority Business Expo: services minority-owned businesses across Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Southeast Region of the United States.
A) Do you see one in your area? NO? Make it happen. Become a black owned business expo expert.
B) There is one in your area. Good! Support it by adding your business to the mix or by attending the expo and purchasing as many products and services as possible.