America’s LEADING BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM FOR black-OWNED BUSINESSES
Develop Wisconsin is committed to providing Black- owned businesses an effective business ecosystem that supports development and growth. Black-owned businesses now have a partner that can assist them in moving beyond the obstacles and challenges that stifles the growth of their businesses.
Studies have shown that Black-owned businesses often face significant difficultly starting and growing a business. In just about every community in America with a sizable Black population, Black-owned businesses face significant challenges accessing capital, markets and opportunity. The result is stagnant growth, little job creation and a lack of wealth building enterprises.
To address the challenges facing Black-owned businesses, Develop America works to create a more effective and efficient ecosystem to ensure that Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs have access to the resources, networks and market opportunities they need to grow. The Develop America Business Ecosystem model works with local organizations, business service providers and networks to ensure that minority owned businesses are connected. The end result; any entrepreneur with an idea, who wants to work hard and make their dream a reality will have all the support they need to succeed.
Why a Business Ecosystem?
GROW MORE BUSINESSES
Develop America’s Business Ecosystem provides Black-owned businesses the information, support and connections they need to not only grow but also compete in the global economy. Businesses thrive where there is a vibrant business ecosystem and we are here to help your community build its ecosystem.
CREATE MORE JOBS
Develop America’s Business Ecosystem not only creates more growing businesses but also new jobs associated with those businesses. A productive ecosystem paves the way for more Black-owned businesses to expand in emerging industry sectors, and create more good-paying jobs in the process.
BUILD MORE WEALTH
Develop America’s Business Ecosystem provides the foundation to build businesses that are successful in providing a solid return for owners. If building more wealth in the Black community is your goal, then Develop America is the perfect partner.
PURSUE MORE OPPORTUNITIES
The world is a big place and opportunities are everywhere. Fortunately, Develop America is a big network of Business Partners, Business Networks and Business Advisors with the connections to link you to global opportunities.
Build Your Network!
Develop America is America’s largest business ecosystem focused on growing Black-owned businesses. Join the business system by starting an ecosystem in your community – and get connected!
A BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM
Develop America is working to expand its business ecosystem model in cities across America. If you are interested on working with Develop America to start a Business Development Ecosystem that grows Black-owned businesses in your community, please contact us.
A BUSINESS PARTNER
Develop America Partners form the foundation of our ecosystem model. Partners Ccoordinate the provision of services and resources to local entrepreneurs. If you are interested in reaching thousands of Black entrepreneurs, become a partner.
Develop America welcomes support in the form of donations, volunteers, leadership, services or sponsorship. Support helps us expand our capacity to serve build and maintain ecosystems and support Black-owned businesses.