Join us on February 23 to celebrate & empower Black-owned businesses

Grow with Google and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. are celebrating Black History Month by offering a free livestream event on YouTube catered to Black-owned businesses. Grow with Google Digital Coaches will lead 2 digital skills workshops, highlight successful businesses from the community, and share insights to help you communicate the value of your business and sell online with e-commerce tools.


Thursday, February 23
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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Welcome & Remarks with Angelina Darrisaw 
Understand and Communicate the Value of Your Business with Krystal Hardy Allen

In this workshop, you will learn how to plan, launch and grow your business. We will discuss how to communicate with confidence, craft your pitch,and explore how resilience helps drive success in entrepreneurship. This workshop was built by Women Will, a Grow with Google program that focuses on economic empowerment for women across the world.
Workshop Q&A with Angelina Darrisaw 
Sell Online with E-commerce Tools with Gilberto Herrera 
Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with a Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we'll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
Workshop Q&A with Angelina Darrisaw 
Business Panel Discussion
Successful business owners will share their unique insights, tips and best practices for growing and branding a business using digital tools. Tune in to hear from Lanny Smith of Actively Black and Patricia Bedford of Suga's Cakery
Wrap Up & Closing Remarks 


Who are Grow with Google Digital Coaches?

We are mentors, teachers, leaders; we are entrepreneurs who have achieved our goals, and we want to help you achieve yours. We are excited to provide the digital skills training and coaching that Black and Latino small businesses need to reach new customers, thrive online, and grow. Find a Digital Coach near you.