Black Business Association of Memphis

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Mark Yates, President and CEO of the Black Business Association of Memphis, who discusses the organization’s history as one of the oldest and largest trade associations of its kind in the Mid-South, along with their efforts to unite members behind the goal of empowerment through entrepreneurship and improvement of business and growth opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. The organization’s mission is to improve the economic well-being of the Memphis region by developing successful entrepreneurs through education, advocacy and business development. During the interview, Yates shares more about their programs and impact, how success is measured, intentionality and how the community can help. Yates also highlights that the BBA of Memphis currently is offering $300 grants to Personal Care Workers including Barbers, Aestheticians, Hair Braiders, Nail Technicians, Cosmetologists, Make-Up Artists, Personal Trainers, and Massage Therapists who live in Memphis.
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