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Entrepreneurial events to attend during Black History Month

by Jennifer Sharp

New and existing entrepreneurs should always be learning and networking to achieve and meet sales goals. In recognition of Black History month, we want to highlight the following education and networking opportunities in Memphis. 

Black History is the perfect month to generate black dollars and below are a few events that are focused on entrepreneurship during Black History Month:


Simple Steps Starting Your Business: Finance

After this workshop, you will know the differences between conventional bank loans and SBA loans and have a better insight on qualifying for a bank loan for your business. 

Date & Time: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 6 PM

Location: Memphis Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)

Tickets: Admission is free and you can register. Click here.

Chamber 101

Hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber, Chamber 101 gives members and non-members an opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, network, meet Chamber leadership and participate in interactive demonstrations of membership benefits.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4 PM

Location: Greater Memphis Chamber (22 N. Front St.)

Best In Black Awards 

Hosted by The New Tri-State Defender, the Best In Black Awards is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates black-owned businesses, organizations and individuals in the Mid-South. 

Date & Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7 PM

Location: The Central Station Hotel (545 S. Main St.)

MULYP Grant Writing Workshop

Are you looking to get funding for your non-profit organization? You don’t want to miss Memphis Urban League Young Professionals’ Grant Writing Workshop. 

Date & Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 AM

Location: Memphis Urban League (413 N. Cleveland St.)

Urban Summit 2020 Conference

The Urban Summit 2020 Conference is a 2-day conference that brings together church members, business leaders, nonprofit practitioners and people of goodwill to tackle complex questions related to poverty and commit practically to how we can enact change.

Date & Time: February 28-29, 2020 

Location: Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (70 N. Bellevue Blvd.)

Youth Entrepreneur Summit

Girls ages 8 -17 will have an opportunity to hear from local and nationally recognized speakers & business leaders through a variety of hands on activities.

Date & Time: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10 AM

Location: 6075 Winchester Rd.

Jennifer Sharp is a contributor for Writing by Design Media. She can be reached at

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