Doing It the ABL Way


  • To implement programs that promote increased access to business opportunities and capital.
  • To encourage the support and patronage of businesses owned by African Americans.
  • To implement programs that promote the development of African American businesses and entrepreneurship.
  • To develop and implement policy and legislative initiatives that support African-American businesses.


  • Affiliation with a professional minority business development organization that advocates on behalf of minority businesses.
  • Business or individual listing in ABL’s Annual Membership Directory.
  • Business referrals and technical assistance.
  • Networking opportunities and expansion of business resources during membership meetings and special events.
  • Shaping the Future Quarterly newsletter with information for and about member businesses.
  • Educational training opportunities for business owners and staff.
  • Use of information clearinghouse.
  • Marketing of member businesses via the ABL website.
  • Special discounts and more.

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