Facebook is expanding its efforts to support Black owned businesses, this time with a free, all-day summit during Black Business Month.
The #BuyBlack Summit will be held on August 24 and hosted by comedian-actress Michelle Buteau and be used to help Black business owners navigate entrepreneurship by receiving business tips and advice as the holiday rush revs up.
“This free, one-day virtual summit will be hosted by comedian, actress, and podcast host Michelle Buteau, and feature speakers like Shelly Bell of Black Girl Ventures and Arian Simone of Fearless Fund,” Facebook wrote in a statement.
“Discussions will include topics such as learning to drive sales ahead of the holiday season and how to access capital for small businesses, while providing opportunities to connect with Black business owners,” the company added.
Buteau sat down with EBONY to share her thoughts and goals for the summit.
"I'm so excited to do something social media-related that will educate, love and support people. Something that will celebrate Black culture and serve communities, help foster job creation and local economies, and help the people putting their heart and soul out there," Buteau told the magazine.
Some of the sessions include securing funding for small businesses, and strategizing social media platforms for success.
The social media company also published an 18-page guide on how they’re planning to amplify Black businesses throughout the month. Facebook has been working on similar initiatives over the last year as the pandemic shuttered Black businesses across the country.
To learn more about the summit and sign up, click here.
To get Facebook’s guide click here.