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Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo draws in more than 1,300 attendees, an impressive list of successful entrepreneurs and representation by America’s largest corporations. It provides vital information, strategies, networking opportunities, and essential tools for emerging and established entrepreneurs. The event continues as the country’s premier business conference and networking event for African American entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals. This is the only venue where leaders of thenation’s largest black-owned businesses gather in one place,at one time, and with one purpose—to do business.

Attendee Profile
Over 1,500 African American entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs

  • Conference Attendees Are Educated And Affluent
  • -Graduated college+ 83%
    -Post-graduate degree 36%
    -Average household income $123,000

  • Personal Profile
  • -Male/Female 42%/58%
    -63% of the attendees are between 35 and 54
    -Average age 42

  • Entrepreneurial Level
  • -Own a business 71%
    -In business more than 3 years 62%
    -Average years in business 6

  • Businesses Represented
  • -Marketing/Avertising/Communications 37.1%
    -Education/Training 8.6%
    -Retail/Wholesale 7.8%
    -Computer/Technology 6.9%
    -Real Estate 10.3%
    -Engineering/Construction/Skilled Trades 4.3%
    -Professional/Personal Services 4.3%
    -Staffing/Employment Agencies 4.3%
    -Medical 4.3%
    -Finance 3.4%
    -Creative/Design + Other 13%

Source: 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Attendee Survey

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