The Inclusivity Project challenges you to rediscover what it means to be an uncommon entrepreneur.

Our Project Mission

The goal of the Inclusivity Project is to create meaningful change within California’s Black business community by being a strategic conduit to provide leadership, community, and growth resources, all laser-focused on supporting the long-term success of Black-owned small businesses in the Northern California region as well as provide an opportunity for members to connect with each other and share the entrepreneurial journey together.

GET CONNECTED 

IP champions to provide 1×1 authentic support tailored specifically to the needs of your business – on day one. Benefit from our strategic relationships with lenders, municipalities, and state government agencies. Level up your business game and know-how by attending our exclusive member-only business classes, workshops, and events.

GROW WITH US

Bolster your business with the support of a growing network of NorCal Black entrepreneurs. Connect with regional business leaders through high-impact training and events. Gain access to and rub elbows with potential corporate partners and leading business experts.

Our Project Pillars

The Inclusivity Project combines SBDC’s core business advising and network resources to focus on five pillars of success to advance entrepreneurial empowerment and create new economic opportunities for the Black community.

INCLUSIVITY

IP champions to provide 1×1 authentic support tailored specifically to the needs of your business – on day one. We’ve walked the hard and sometimes lonely road of entrepreneurship and can help guide you through the ups, downs, and unexpected turns. 

COMMITMENT

Bolster your business with the support of a growing network of NorCal Black entrepreneurs. Connect with regional business leaders through high-impact training and events. Gain access to and rub elbows with potential corporate partners and leading business experts.

COLLABORATION 

We engage our network to share resources, best practices, ideas, and more in order to achieve accelerated results for IP members. We leverage the extensive expertise and resources across our more than [x #] partner organizations to foster meaningful impact for our members through 1-to-1 mentorship.

COMMUNITY

Benefit from our strategic relationships with lenders, municipalities, and state government agencies. Level up your business game and know-how by attending our exclusive member-only business classes, workshops, and events.

Celebration

We love to share member success stories and embrace all momentum, big and small.

Join The Inclusivity Project


The Inclusivity Project challenges you to rediscover what it means to be an uncommon entrepreneur.

Discover mentors. Explore resources. Connect with investors. Find friends. Learn new ways to grow and sustain your business.

We invite you into this life-changing circle of committed entrepreneurs and experience community, education and connect with SBDC mentors and resources to change the status quo forever.

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