The Bottom Line
iShopbBlack Business Development Center (ISBBDC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to providing black-owned businesses with the support, resources, and services that they need to create a more solid foundation necessary for economic growth in Jacksonville, Florida.
These resources include creating supportive ecosystems that include business infrastructure education, access to capital, business credit building, corporate relationships, marketing, and a host of business services. Entrepreneurship in addition to business ownership—particularly employee-driven enterprises—are crucial in developing a thriving business community and essential to eliminating the racial wealth gap in the United States.
iShop Black Business Development Center’s (ISBBDC) mission is to bridge the wealth gap in the ISBBDC business community through targeted interventions focused on increasing the bottom line for ISBBDC business owners while expanding hiring opportunities for Black job seekers.
THE TASK AT HAND
WHAT DOES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LOOK LIKE?
Business development is the process of implementing strategies and opportunities across your organization to promote growth and boost revenue. It involves pursuing opportunities to help your business grow, identifying new prospects, and converting more leads into customers.
Business development can include many objectives, such as sales growth, business expansion, the formation of strategic partnerships, and increased profitability.