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We can change the game in Iowa so that future news articles will showcase the black, women, and minority-owned talent we've always known is here.
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Do you already have a business that you started a year ago and need help finding more customers so the business can grow?
Do you have an established business and are wondering what you will need to do to pass it on or sell it successfully to someone else?
These questions and many, many others are answered daily by the experienced advisers of America’s SBDC Iowa.
The easiest way to advertise with The Iowa Black Business Coalition is to join. Members receive regular promotion on our Facebook ,Twitter, and LinkedIn social media pages. The other option is to purchase a one month advertising spot, to promote your event, product, or business for $25. Whichever option you choose, advertising with The Iowa Black Business Coalition showcases your products to over 12,000 Iowans and business owners.
For a limited time only, you can become a sponsor of The Untraditional Start-A-Thon.
Platinum Founders Membership
There are only 16 of these available. Founding members receive all the benefits of silver membership, with exclusive benefits. Each Platinum member receives
- Priority Social Media Promotion
- Membership to Sam's Club
- Enhanced listing in our business directory
Founding Member's Pin
- $75 in Google Adwords
- Online and live training
- 60 Days Free Email Marketing
- Meetings & networking events
- Office Productivity Software
- 30 minute business consultation
Membership in The Iowa Black Business Coalition will take your business or career to the next level. Spread the word about your company and meet other entrepreneurs. Members get access marketing services, networking, training, and discounts! Starts at only $25 per month!
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Finding customers, and educating them about your product or service is key to any successful business. Each Friday, we send our Small Business Saturday email to over 2,000 supporters, to encourage them to purchase from our members. Only members have the opportunity to showcase their product or service in this email.
Members receive access to the Business Success Kit, which contains over 25 different templates for business cards, logos, statements, ect for businesses. Your business is featured to thousands of visitors on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn. Get access to training and webinars designed for entrepreneurs!
Join Iowa's fastest growing network of business professionals. Become a part of The Iowa Black Business Coalition today.
The Iowa Black Business Coalition is a catalyst to ignite a statewide shift that supports Black and minority business ownership.We provide programs, training, and educational opportunities that create, sustain, and develop an inclusive economic infrastructure for Black and minority professionals.
Our goal is to build alliances to bridge the gap between aspiration and information. We strive to nurture talent within Iowa to maximize innovation and build wealth for minority and women business owners. These business owners and professionals will in turn help create vibrant and safe communities for all.
We are an Iowa non-profit.
The following organizations have donated generously to help make our mission possible.
President, Ini Augustine
Ini Augustine is the President of The Iowa Black Business Coalition. She is the CEO of SocialWise Media Group, and brings over 12 years of entrepreneurial experience to the board. Ini Augustine is a Rising Star Award recipient, Women of Innovation, Technology Association of Iowa; and Aspiring Businesswoman of the Year; The National Association of Women Business Women. She is a Josie R. Johnson, African American Leadership Forum Fellow. You can follow her @MrsMadBiz.
Vice-President, Dana Boone
Dana Boone an award winning writer who is the Editor-in-Chief of Epiphany365.com -- a digital news platform for African-Americans.The website and its social networks feature race matters, culture, social justice, business, politics, entertainment, and local and national. Her work has appeared in the Des Moines Register, Iowa Independent.com, Patch.com, magazines, and elsewhere. She received the 2009 Pinnacle Award for outstanding journalism from the Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Grand View University. She also attended the American Press Institute. You can follow her @Epiphany365.com
Treasurer, Inie Clement
Inie Clement, PharmD is the Treasurer for The Iowa Black Business Coalition. She is a licensed Pharmacist and founder of Vital Life Elixirs. She received her Bachelors degree from The University of Minnesota, and has lived in Des Moines for over 25 years.
The Iowa Black Business Coalition is a membership based organization that supports business professionals. Our goal is to grow a strong, vibrant community of entrepreneurs of color. We support our members by providing training, networking, and opportunities for minority owned businesses.
- Member discounts
- Iowa Black Business Directory listing
- Monthly Newsletter
- Social Media Promotion
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