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The Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business Expo offers Black business owners exposure and educational possibilities

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business Expo promotes the growth of locally owned Black businesses.

According to the event’s coordinator Ty Cooper, “We established this Black Business Expo as a direct response to the Charlottesville event that happened in August 2017.”

The expo event’s creators claim that their intention in organising it was to share love and support.

After six years, the Black Business Expo is still expanding and fostering a sense of community.

The event gives the businesses visibility so they can grow more successful and attract more clients.

“We currently have 41 booths, which is a record for us, you know. Before today, we had 35 people at most, and that was in 2018,” Cooper added. “It doesn’t necessarily level the playing field, but it just offers more assistance and signals your presence. We want to be there for you.

Black businesses frequently lack funding, thus this presents opportunities for visibility that other firms do not have, according to Aibby Edwards with Allbaugh.

Cooper stated, “We just want to provide you the room to sell your goods, to sell your services, and to launch your goods and services into a new market.

The exhibition offers both aspiring and established business owners the chance to learn. Cooper stated that there would be three panel discussions, one each on marketing, financing, and how to break into developing industries.

This year’s Black Business Expo featured a wide variety of vendors, including book publishers, companies that provide financial services, retailers of clothing and jewellery, fitness centres, and more.

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