The Black Business Association (BBA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded in 1974. The BBA is supported by the City of Memphis Department of Housing and Community Development. We seek to be "Point A" for minority business in the city of Memphis. Technical support and “one on one” counseling are available to assist you as a member of the Black Business Association. Serving as a resource to the whole community, we offer skills, services and resources to any small business regardless of race or sex.

At BBA, our goal is to operate in your best interest and we cannot achieve that goal without understanding your challenges.  We maintain strong relationships with our city, county and state legislators and our local business leaders. We leverage those relationships on behalf of our members to help them to be successful in what they do.

At BBA, we value knowledge and education and we understand how important it is to you and your business. We not only offer training to help you to better run your business, we also offer the tools you need to more effective as an entrepreneur. Knowledge is power. Knowledge empowers.

Networking is very important and at BBA we totally understand the importance networking. That’s why we offer opportunities for our clients to know who’s who in Memphis as well as their field of business. Our members are always in the know when it comes to mixers, seminars and other events that are important to their business.

Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the economic well being of the Memphis region by developing successful entrepreneurs though education, advocacy and business development.

Our Vision
The vision of the Black Business Association of Memphis is to become the leading advocate for minority businesses and entrepreneurs in the Memphis region and the Global community.