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Kamilah found support, online resources, coaching and more from Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, all for free. A financial projections course helped her improve her business model and revenue streams. Sign up for Verizon’s small business platform, built by small businesses, today and become eligible for a $10K grant opportunity. Applications close June 28, 2024.

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Busy? Get tips to reclaim your day.


In this free article, you’ll get strategies from Digital Ready expert Surabhi Lal for setting boundaries, saving time and avoiding burnout. 

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Listen to Elevate and Expand.


This new podcast can help give entrepreneurs the guidance they need to succeed. Listen to the latest episode and be sure to ask host Terry Rice your business question— it could be answered on the show.

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Tickets Now Available! USBC National Conference 15th Anniversary

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is thrilled to announce its National Conference and 15th Anniversary Celebration at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria, DC, from July 17th to July 19th, 2024. This event is a landmark occasion, marking 15 years of unparalleled commitment to fostering the growth and success of Black businesses. It represents a celebration of achievements and a strategic initiative designed to propel Black entrepreneurship to new heights of success and influence.


Don't miss this pivotal event in the world of Black entrepreneurship. Please celebrate with us, learn from the best, and connect with those who share your vision for success. With the insights and inspiration from the USBC National Conference & 15th Anniversary Celebration, take your business and community to the next level.

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USBC Highlights

June 2024


Advocacy in Action!

USBC President in Philadelphia alongside President Biden, as the Biden-Harris Administration’s revealed its groundbreaking plan to uplift Black small businesses. Now it’s on us to take the next steps and get registered to VOTE!

USBC President attended the Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Council’s very first convening with nineteen leaders from the public and private sector have proven experience advancing opportunities for the businesses MBDA serves.

USBC President & EVP attending a special briefing at the White House in celebration of Juneteenth on Protecting and Honoring Our Nation's African American History.

Important News, Resources, & Information

Mark your calendar! Join us in New Orleans on July 3 for the NMSDC Soul of the Soil - Rooted in the Future: Cultivating Tomorrow Luncheon! This empowering event is designed to honor the legacy of Black farmers while envisioning a brighter landscape empowered by honest discussions, advocacy, and the dismantling of historic barriers.


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The Verizon Small Business Ready program empowers small business owners with tailored resources and support for free. It offers comprehensive tools, grants, expert advice, and technology solutions to enhance business performance. Members gain access to webinars, networking opportunities, and a vibrant online community, fostering growth and success in the competitive business landscape.


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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a senior member of the Committee, introduced the bipartisan Small Business Artificial Intelligence Training and Toolkit Act of 2024 that would authorize the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to work with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to create and distribute artificial intelligence (AI) training resources and tools to help small businesses leverage AI in their operations.


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The USBC Resource Desk, supported by Wells Fargo, provides crucial support to diverse and minority-owned businesses. This resource hub offers expert advice, mentorship, and access to financial tools and opportunities. It aims to promote equitable economic growth and help entrepreneurs thrive through targeted assistance and strategic guidance.


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The ByBlack Grants List has been freshly updated with over 40 new grant opportunities tailored for small businesses and non-profits. This valuable resource offers entrepreneurs access to vital funding sources. For a special discount at checkout, use code BYBLACK00. Stay ahead with exclusive grants and fuel your business growth today!


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The USBC Lending Program, powered by Lendistry, provides tailored financial solutions for minority-owned businesses. Offering flexible funding options, it supports entrepreneurs in scaling and sustaining their ventures. With funding still available, this program helps businesses achieve their goals and drives economic empowerment within our community.


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Upcoming Webinar & Training Opportunities

USBC Accelerator Program - Week 2 of 4

June 13, 2024 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST)


USBC, in partnership with Nareit Foundation, has developed an accelerator program for small businesses to participate and take their businesses to the next level! You will participate in this 4-Week Program designed to assess your business strengths and weaknesses, learn new skills, marketing, contracting, pitch development and so much more.

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Are You Financially Healthy?

June 18, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Noon EST)


Discover that true financial health goes beyond your credit score. In this webinar, we'll explore the four key components of financial well-being: spending, saving, borrowing, and planning. You'll also have the opportunity to confidentially determine your Financial Health Score and learn actionable steps to improve it.

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Square for Restaurants & Hospitality

June 22, 2024 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST)


With Square powering your restaurant or other business type, stay in the flow of hospitality by connecting your favorite business tools. Get everything you need to turn diners into regulars, support your staff, and put profit in your pocket. Start with what you need today, and adjust as you grow.


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IRS Penalty Prevention: Expert Advice for New Entrepreneurs with H&R Block

June 26, 2024 (12:00 PM Noon - 1:00 PM EST)


During part two of USBC's series delving into the Corporate Transparency Act, we will be joined by H&R Block to assess the specific requirements for new businesses formed in 2024. Tune in to discuss the criteria for reporting, exemptions, and the importance of timely and accurate reporting to avoid penalties. The session will also cover the submission process and how your business can obtain a FinCen Identifier. Register today to tune in!

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Community Peer Networking with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

June 27, 2024 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST)


During part two of USBC's series delving into the Corporate Transparency Act, we will be joined by H&R Block to assess the specific requirements for new businesses formed in 2024. Tune in to discuss the criteria for reporting, exemptions, and the importance of timely and accurate reporting to avoid penalties. The session will also cover the submission process and how your business can obtain a FinCen Identifier. Register today to tune in!

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