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The BBA’s goal is to act as a business One-Stop organization for Black and minority businesses with an objective
to stimulate economic growth and sustainability through out Connecticut and across the nation.

Congratulations Anne-Marie Knight!

The Black Business  Alliance is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Knight was recently named to the New Haven Business Journal's Power 25 Class of 2023. The list features individuals based in the Greater New Haven region who hold significant influence within their organizations and the broader business community.

Click here to read Anne-Marie's profile.

Click here to see the full Power 25 - Class of 2023 list.


The Black Business Alliance was exactly the support network I needed when I started my business. Black Business Alliance has networked with me and provided me with so much access to resources for my business to flourish! The BBA network truly cares for the legacy of the Black Business community here in CT.

The Keystore Testimonial Khamani Harrison
Hartford, CT
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The BBA has connected me to like minded, forward thinking entrepreneurs in my community, and provided resources for my businesses that are invaluable!

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Hartford, CT
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I value the networking benefits of BBA, and I have made great business connections with AA entrepreneurs from Connecticut.

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Columbus, OH
ACE Online Academy www.aceonlineacademy.com
BBA has helped me with connecting with like people who are creating their own paths and allowing me to use my skills to enhance the Alliance.

Growing the Good Seed Latrice Allen
New Haven, CT
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I truly have never been prouder to be a part of what BBA has to offer and all the assistance I have received thus far. It is most comforting and uplifting to know there is a network to aid us in this struggle for success against so many unnecessary odds.

Connecticutz Marvin Beasley
Griswold, CT

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In The News

January 09, 2023

Competition aims to grow Black-owned businesses in state

A competition for up and coming Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in Connecticut will take place next month.

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August 12, 2022

Connecticut’s Black Business Alliance receives a $100,000 grant to expand financial literacy

The Black Business Alliance has received a $100,000 federal grant to expand financial literacy training and loan application support for black-owned companies across Connecticut.

Anne-Marie Knight, the executive director of the Black Business Alliance, said the funding is a good start to support their needs.

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