PA Chamber for Black Owned Business
“We are trying to break down silos, break down barriers, and create the biggest tent possible for Black businesses to succeed.”
-David Dix and Marcia Perry Dix (Harrisburg-area entrepreneurs and Co-Founders of PACBOB)
PACBOB, the new PA Chamber for Black Owned Business will work at the state level, serving as an umbrella organization for regional chambers like the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pa. and their counterparts around the state. It’s an effort to create the best Pennsylvania possible for Black-owned businesses. PACBOB works as an advocate at the state level for Black-owned businesses. We establish entrepreneur-training programs. We work tirelessly to create access to opportunities for Black-owned businesses to help level the playing field, as well as put business owners in touch with the sources they need and help create access to funding and other resources.
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We are trying to break down silos, break down barriers, and create the biggest tent possible for Black businesses to succeed.
of small businesses fail in the first year
20% of small businesses fail in the first year, 30% by the second year, 50% by the fifth and 70% by the 10th year. “For Black-owned businesses, the numbers are even more daunting,” Marcia Dix, founder of PACBOB said. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many of the issues facing the African-American business community and some of the inequities that lead to these staggering numbers. PACBOB is here to create opportunities to combat these challenges.
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The PACBOB organization will work as an advocate at the state level for Black-owned businesses. PACBOB will work to establish entrepreneur-training programs, networking events and beyond. We will work to create access to opportunities for Black-owned businesses to help level the playing field, as well as put business owners in touch with the resources they need like funding and other opportunities.
“Coming out of the pandemic, we realize the time is now,” People are hurting, people need help, and we hope PACBOB can help those Black entrepreneurs.”
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