We are unifying and educating entrepreneurs of African and Caribbean heritage to build scalable businesses.

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2024 ByBlacks Peoples Choice Award Winner - ACBN Canada

Black Ecosystem Projects

Learn more about our offerings and programs available through the Black Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

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Join us for capacity-building workshops, led by experts in various fields and industries.

Our workshops will give you the tools you need to scale your business up and obtain the necessary capital to hit your next milestone.

Connect with your community through our networking opportunities. Meet like-minded business people and entrepreneurs to establish a support system, find collaboration opportunities, and increase your bottom line.

We’ve developed programs, compiled tools as well as resources to serve any and all entrepreneurs. Whether you’re the person who’s just starting their entrepreneurial journey, someone who’s working on their side hustle, or a seasoned business owner who wants to scale up their business; we have the right solutions for you.

We have the experts you need for all stages of your business—as well as the network you need to grow as an entrepreneur.

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Membership Benefits

Expand Your Network

Joining ACBN provides you with the right tools to enhance and grow your business, network with other Black business owners, and access resources to build a thriving and sustainable company.

Make a Difference, Volunteer

As a member, you can join our volunteer team and make a positive impact through community outreach, fundraising, governance, and ACBN events. Develop new skills and hive back!

Stay In Touch

As an ACBN member, you’ll access our private Slack community, connecting and collaborating with fellow entrepreneurs, experts and leaders. Get inspired and informed on your journey!

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Premium Membership

  • Exclusive Business Needs Assessment!
  • One call from advisor ZSE.ca
  • Weekly newsletter
  • ACBN micro-loan support
  • Resources, and Business Services at a discounted price
  • Digital advertisement in our community base of 4500+ for a small fee
  • Business Listing Feature
  • Slack community 
  • 4 quarterly 1:1 coaching sessions  
  • Entrance to all ACBN’s Events  
  • 4 mental health counseling sessions 
  • Up to 25% off on grant writing services and procurement assistance 
  • Enter to win ACBN’s $500 annual grant for business services

The Business Needs Assessment

If you are interested in additional business supports such as marketing assistance or access to funding and financial services please take some time to fill out this Brief Assessment. A team member will follow up with you to book a discovery call.

Upcoming Workshops

Small Business Grants - Working Groups and Information Sessions

Join us as we cover the foundation of Grant Writing.

What elements are needed and how best to approach researching what grants are available.

Discussions ranging from:
– Foundational Elements of a Grant
– Budgeting
– Creating your Work Plan
– Research Tips
– Time Management
– Grants to support For Profit Companies

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Upcoming Events

From info sessions to masterclasses and community events, view all the events held by and in partnership with ACBN below.

Free Resources

Sheridan EDGE - Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine

EDGE and ACBN have partnered to bring you supports and tools to help your venture grow. 

EDGE is where impact and entrepreneurship thrive.

We define impact entrepreneurs as those who aim to balance the triple bottom lines of people, planet and profit as they develop their ventures. This includes entrepreneurs who may be focused at this time on profit but want to expand their capacity for positive impact as their ventures become more established. It also includes social entrepreneurs for whom the primary focus of the venture is its social, cultural or environmental impact mission.

As an ACBN member can take advantage of what EDGE has to offer, including:

  • Attend EDGE events on venture development, social enterprise and more – check out their event listings
  • Apply for EDGE membership – learn more about their incubation programs
  • Take part in initiatives or programs that are co-developed by EDGE and ACBN
  • Get access to opportunities to engage Sheridan student talent to support your venture

For more information about EDGE, visit edge.sheridancollege.ca or contact edge@sheridancollege.ca.

Business Assessment

Become an ACBN member If you are interested in additional business supports such as marketing assistance, access to funding, financial services, and much more. 


We offer free and premium plans for you and your business.


Our partners from ZSE.ca will call you for a discovery call once you fill our Business Needs Assessment form.


Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN) and Zhoosh Service Enterprise (ZSE) are in partnership to create a seamless ecosystem which provides funding, resources, and access to business services to elevate your business.

ZSE offers a host of services to take your business to the next level such as: business coaching, succession planning, business financing, accounting, marketing, legal, real-estate, website development and much more.


Unlock unparalleled benefits Become a member!

Funding Spreadsheet

Keep up to date on existing and upcoming funding opportunities for you business ranging from Investments, loans and grants.

View the Funding Spreadsheet Here

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