Initiatives & Programs

GHBC Initiatives and Programs are dedicated to supporting African-American businesses on the pillars of access, awareness and advocacy.

Our efforts are designed to educate, enrich and empower small business owners.

GHBC is the “go-to” organization for business development and community outreach partnership opportunities in the Houston African-American community.  Your involvement as a partner and member with GHBC opens the door to new customer segments and small business resources, while at the same time signifies your desire to do business within the African-American community.

Check the Events Calendar to view when the next Events are being held!

Women In Business

The GHBC’s Women in Business series is a great way for women of GHBC to come together and share coffee and conversations with other women-business owners.  The series also affords an opportunity to hear the challenges and most importantly the success from local and national Leading Women.  The Women in Business series is held quarterly.

Time to take action!

Industry Forums

Industry Specific Forums are designed to understand opportunities in the major sectors of Houston.

  • Energy Forum
  • Land, Air & Sea Forum
  • Doing Business with…” Forums & Workshops

2nd Tuesday with the Chamber

GHBC hosts 2nd Tuesdays with the Chamber each month to provide members with business development opportunities and access to business stakeholders in the local Houston area.

Business Readiness Training Program

The focus of the GHBC Business Readiness Training Program is to provide technical assistance and classroom style training in business readiness for the gion’s Disadvantaged and Historically Underutilized Business communities.

Phase I is an 8-week curriculum aimed at fostering and supporting entrepreneurship, as well as assisting emerging small business in establishing a solid scalable working model through a strategically designed course of action.

Program Participant Requirements (*)

  • Currently Certified as a Small, Women-owned, Minority-owned, Veteran-owned, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Continuously in business for 24 months
  • Revenues less than 2.5 million annually
  • Less than 10 employees
  • Must commit to 8 workshops in Phase I or Phase II

Program Cost

  • GHBC Members – $150 per Phase
  • Non-Members: $250 per Phase

*Program Participant Requirements may be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine participation.