The inaugural conference brought together Black entrepreneurs from business, tech, education, politics, art, and entertainment.
The coworking space is a cultural hub that encourages entrepreneurs in the memory of Vector90 co-founder Nipsey Hussle.
A flea market for Black-owned businesses and vendors to showcase their products to the community.
Realtor Sunny Jones discusses purchasing owner occupied income property that can lead you to your dream home.
Grandma’s house essentially is a transfer of wealth. In some situations, keeping grandma’s house is not practical, while in others it may be just what the family and community needs.
South Los Angeles Logistics and the Uganda Connection
In partnership with AIM/Alliance and A New Life 4 U Economic Development Corporation, the council and bank promote financial literacy while building relationships with community members.
This initiative would create a cultural and convention center and maintain the Afrocentric environment along Degnan Blvd.
The Black Cooperative Investment Fund raises money through community donations and reinvests the funds to small-business owners.
The business school’s 20-week program helps small companies obtain six figure contracts.
This weekly course at The Los Angeles Urban League teaches people how to produce revenue on the Internet.
Five Xavier University of Louisiana classmates, three of which attended Washington Prep High School, created an investment group and coffee company.
Turo allows car owners to rent out their own vehicles.
The NAACP and Airbnb formed a partnership to help people of color use their homes to earn extra income.
This partnership will enhance both the BusinessZone and the Standard’s abilities to showcase local businesses and share business strategies.
Photo by Jason Lewis
Many families are hit hard by the expenses to bury a loved one. Inglewood Park Cemetery has plans that can greatly reduce the cost.
Will the next billion-dollar company come from South Los Angeles?
An entrepreneur pitches a business plan at The L.A. Black Investors Club’s Black Business Pitch competition at Sip & Sonder. Photo by Jason Lewis
The L.A. Black Investors Club will host the meeting as well as their next Black Business Pitch competition at Sip & Sonder.
Union Bank’s community banker Jessica F. Vielmas discusses financial matters with a customer. Photo by Jason Lewis
This financial education center offers one-on-one consulting, and can direct clients to over 70 social organizations.
Mark Robertson talks business at West Angeles Church. Photos by Jason Lewis
Pacific Coast Regional CEO Mark Robertson expressed that we need to support our own at West Angeles Church of God in Christ’s Super Saturday event.
The Crenshaw Boulevard and 66th Street location is the first Papa John’s in South Los Angeles.
Felicia "The Poetess" Morris has worked in the radio business for nearly 30 years, which includes stints with 92.3 The Beat and Jamie Foxx’s “The Foxx Hole.” Photos by Jason Lewis
The Internet radio and podcast studio, located on Crenshaw Blvd. and 43rd Street, helps locals broadcast their messages to the masses.
Student interns help a classmate make a transaction at the Union Bank branch on Crenshaw High School’s campus. Photos by Jason Lewis
The student-run branch provides financial literacy and work experience for members of Crenshaw’s Business Entrepreneurship and Technology program.
Hasani R. Ellis, Omar Muhammad, and Thomas Fitch in front of their office on Slauson Ave. and 7th Ave. Photos by Jason Lewis
These three businessmen went from Crenshaw High School to Clark Atlanta University and back.
Photos by Jason Lewis
Like many small retail shops, this Leimert Park store relies on the community’s help to keep their doors open.
A vendor sells goods from a booth in the middle of Degnan Blvd. during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. Leimert Park draws large crowds during festivals and special events. Photo by Jason Lewis
The village attracts massive crowds on weekends, but not during the week. Community leaders are looking to increase foot traffic and business on a daily basis.
A small business loan from Pacific Coast Regional helped Shaw open A Kut Above Hair Design 20 years ago, and she’s still going strong.
Food trucks line up at a concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Photo by Jason Lewis
The 5th Annual Mobile Retail & Food Truck Expo will be held at L.A. Trade Tech on September 23.
A rendering of the proposed complex called “The View on Overhill” from the Overhill Dr. side.
Community members from View Park and Windsor Hills objected to The Bedford Group’s proposed luxury condominium project on Overhill Dr. and La Brea Ave.
Mark Robertson, President/CEO of Pacific Coast Regional. Photo by Jason Lewis
For 40 years, PCR has assisted small business owners with loan programs, classes, and consulting.
Members of the tour purchase clothes at Zoe’s Vintique in Mid City. Photos by Jason Lewis
Mone’t Lamb created the bus tour to introduce local residents to small black-owned businesses in Los Angeles.
VSEDC Executive Director Joseph T. Rouzan, III, accepts a $50,000 donation from City National Bank. Photos by Jason Lewis
The non-profit organization continues to provide resources to small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
The panel of investors discusses when and how to approach a venture capitalist or angel investor. Photos by Jason Lewis
Venture capitalists and angel investors spoke about resources to support and grow small businesses.
The neighborhood council for Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, and Leimert Park areas holds workshops for entrepreneurs.
The Ladera Heights branch assists people who believe that they do not qualify for home loans.
Black homeownership is lower than the national rate during the Great Depression.
Deborah Deras teaches a business social media class to local entrepreneurs. Photo by Jason Lewis
The non-profit organization hosts free workshops for entrepreneurs.
The IRS will delay certain tax refunds to combat fraud.
Crystal Mitchell discusses business topics on the online radio show The BusinessZone. Photo by Jason Lewis