Black Business Conference for Entrepreneurs in Detroit, March 31

The 2010 Black Business Conference is open to African-American entrepreneurs in Detroit on March 31. The event is designed for people serious about starting a business and will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit.

Opening remarks will feature Mayor Dave Bing, and Sandy K. Baruah, incoming Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO, will deliver the luncheon keynote address.

Currently in its ninth annual offering, the Black Business Conference is sponsored by Chase, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The five workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Small-business funding through U.S. Small Business Administration guaranteed loans and the American Recovery Act
  • Professional advice on how to start a small business
  • Minority business certification guidelines for government or corporate supplier contracts
  • Non-traditional funding sources for small businesses
  • Social media marketing tips

“Now more than ever, Michigan is dependent upon its small businesses to revitalize our economy,” said Richard Temkin, district director of SBA’s Michigan district office. “We will provide information on the programs SBA has in place, including the Recovery Act, to help conference attendees.”

Head to Businesswire for the full release and registration information.

Hustletown readers: Are you in the Detroit area and/or planning to attend this conference? We welcome your feedback!

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