Take Your Business to the Next Level

Supported by key partners, IBE has created the Black Business Training Institute (BBTI). This robust business management program is offered free of charge to those who are accepted.

Our Commitment to Entrepreneurs

BBTI training sessions focus on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by small business owners. In addition, a monetary reward is provided to the top business owner/business in each cohort that excels in the program. Many businesses will also be eligible for growth grants and continued support after completing the program.

The goals of the program are (1) to ensure that participating business owners have sufficient knowledge, opportunities and relationships to sustain and grow their business; (2) to upskill entrepreneurs and provide supports that ultimately help increase their revenues; and (3) to develop community wealth to help close the racial wealth gap.

Explore Regional Programs

We’re proud to announce northern Indiana expansion of BBTI, including Fort Wayne and Michiana regions. Select your region below to learn more and apply for upcoming BBTI programs.

Central Indiana BBTI

Central Indiana 12-week BBTI Cohort

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Fort Wayne BBTI

Fort Wayne 6-week BBTI Cohort

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Michiana BBTI

Michiana 11-week BBTI Cohort

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If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at Communications@indianablackexpo.com