The NEW “BBOC #VendorCapitalProgram” (VCP) was just launched to provide BBOC Vendors small grants to cover vendor fees with the goal of issuing small grants and loans to cover Expenses, Payroll, etc. The first rollout of the VCP program covers up to $50 of Early Bird vendor fees (only). The Early Bird Vendor rate will be available for up to two-weeks (per event), and will reflect the VCP small grant. As we garner funding for the VCP program, we will introduce more financial opportunities for vendors.
In addition to VCP, Vendors are encouraged to become a BBOC Premier Member to save 25% on all vendor opportunities (Early Bird Fees Excluded).
BBOC’s Popular Platforms Will Help You Reach Your Target Audience!
Advertising Options: 1) Place an Ad on the Cover-Page of our Facebook Group - @BBOCMarketplace (20,000 Local Group Members) 2) Showcase Your Business on our Website - www.BBOCLT.com (25,000 weekly visitors)
Rates start at $25
Ways to get involved with BBOC:
1) Become a Member
2) Become a Sponsor
3) Join our FB Marketplace
4) Advertise with us (240,000 email subscribers)
5) Sponsor an Article
6) Become a Writer or Photographer for The Black Connector
7) Join our Advisory Board
8) Join our Board of Directors
8) Become an Entrepreneur Mentor /Admin of our FB Marketplace
9) Intern with us
10) Join BBOCTeam (Executive team)
11) Attend our Workshops & Events
12) Become a BBOC Ambassador
12) Like, Share, & Leave Comments in our FB Business Page
You don’t have to choose one, as you can see, there are many ways you can join us in our Mission to Create a Thriving Black Ecosystem! 000
BBOC Sponsored Events:
BBOC hosts several major events throughout the year, geared at creating a dependable source of revenue for Black Entrepreneurs while providing an outlet and safehaven for the Black Community to celebrate & empower their culture!
BBOC hosts an average of two Black Food Truck Fridays (BFTF) events a month. The event provides a platform for up to 25 local Food Trucks, Retail Vendors, and Artists! Seeing an average of 3500 attendees per event! BFTF circulates $25,000 to $50,000 Back into the BLACK Community per event!
Since 2017, Charlotte BLACK Restaurant Week (CBRW), a week-long event held in mid October, has provided much needed exposure to local black-owned restaurants!
CBRW has been featured in 170 local & national publications including NPR, Essence, Black Enterprise, Qcitymetro.com, & Charlotte magazine and reached Millions on social media alone.
In the past two years, The event has supported 37 black-owned restaurants and over 250 businesses owners!
CBRW has driven over $1.7 million back into Charlotte’s Economy and in the pockets of hard-working entrepreneurs!
(Black Food Truck Fridays launched during CBRW and BBOC decided to host every month to keep the Movement going year round!)