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Our well-known Training Department provides free business and professional development opportunities to Black and racialized entrepreneurs and employees.

All BBI programs are strategically selected to accommodate the market trends and our clients’ needs to help build the skills, knowledge, and confidence of our participants. Training offerings are delivered through 11-week programs, workshops, webinars, conferences, business consultations, and more.

Our Training Department provides a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year. These activities engage and support our clients’ business growth, professional networks, leadership, and skills. Some of these training opportunities include workshops and lunch & learns co-hosted with partners who have expertise on various business topics.

Thanks to the generosity of our partners—provide tickets to educational and empowering conferences or networking events.

Upcoming Training

Business Training: Fall 2022

Registration is open for the fall 2022 Business Training Series, presented by the Black Business Initiative’s Training Department. To be eligible for BBI training, you must be:

  • A Black business owner based in Nova Scotia OR a Black employee currently working in Nova Scotia.

You may register for one or all of the following courses:

This program is delivered in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia’s Workplace Education Initiative (WEI).

For more information about these courses and other training opportunities, please contact Entrepreneurship Engagement Managers (EEMs) Mamadou Wade ( or Amber Grosse (