We’re Celebrating National Black Business Month the RICE Way!

It’s National Black Business Month at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs starting this August 1st, 2023! This marks the beginning of a month-long celebration dedicated to empowering and uplifting RICE Stakeholders and Atlanta’s Black business owners. When we say we’re Celebrating Black Business the RICE Way this is what we mean:

  • Intentionally spending with RICE Stakeholders (with over $19M circulated so far)
  • Meeting every entrepreneur where they are with educational resources
  • Providing resources for Black entrepreneurs whether they are Stakeholders or not
  • Intentionally creating a unique environment concentrating the best resources available to entrepreneurs and growing businesses
  • Creating a space of belonging and nurturing entrepreneurial confidence for Black entrepreneurs

At the Russell Innovation Center, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship and the immense potential it holds for OUR community. As part of our commitment to fostering growth and success for our Stakeholders, we have curated a limited YouTube series called Black Business Talks, a new partnership with Davis Broadcasting, Inc. on Smooth Jazz 101/100 Sundays at 11, along with events and networking opportunities throughout the month of August.

First, we are kicking the month off with our biggest Black Friday yet! We will have over 30 vendors, games, prizes, and live music from Erica Dawson Exclusive. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and customers to bring out their lawn chairs to enjoy a fun time on August 4th at 5 PM. Register to attend Black Friday here.

Second, show your RICE pride and say Happy National Black Business Month to the world with a custom social media profile frame. We’ve created a custom design in Canva for you to update your Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn profile photos. Get your frame at tinyurl.com/RICENBBMFrame

Finally, watch and share the new limited series “Black Business Talks” produced by Just Eldridge, hosted by Ashley Scott & Mike Cortez on the RICE YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so that you can be the first to know when a new episode drops each day during August for National Black Business Month. Subscribe and watch here

We’re excited for you to join us in “Celebrating Black Business the RICE Way!”