It’s a fact: Black, female-owned companies make up the fastest growing entrepreneurial sector in the nation and the New Jersey independent business market is part of that growth. One rapidly growing business designed to help other entrepreneurs is Sistahs in Business Expo (SIBExpo), which wrapped up its 2021 national tour back where it all began in 2018—Newark, NJ.
The SIBExpo is the country’s only multi-city, small business expo created specifically to celebrate, empower, enrich, and support entrepreneurial women of color; the largest and fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the nation. The SIBExpo provides an accessible platform where women of color expand their reach, grow their businesses, meet, and learn from iconic business professionals.
TV personality Bevy Smith and actress Yandy Smith-Harris, both businesswomen, did not disappoint as keynote speakers. Hosts PIX 11 News Anchor Vanessa Freeman and “Think L i k e A B o s s ” C E O Alexandra Bernard-Simmons kept the pace with lively and informative words of wisdom. Women made valuable business connections, shopped more than 100 brands owned by women of color, obtained signed copies of books from some of their favorite authors, and received real stories and advice from leading women in business.
The brainchild of Founder & CEO Aisha Taylor Issah, a successful entrepreneur, ordained minister, and college professor, the company continues to grow while helping others. Now, that’s a win/win for everyone!—TPC Staff