U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) President & CEO, Ron Busby Sr. recently visited London for the Entrepreneurship Exchange 2023 (EX23) hosted by the Small Business Roundtable.
The event was a dynamic gathering of private sector leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials who came together in-person and online for lively discussions on policy issues impacting entrepreneurship, industry trends, economic development, and the future of small businesses.
During his visit, Busby participated as a featured speaker on the “How Entrepreneurship Can Create Wealth For All Communities” panel, where he shared his insights on how Black entrepreneurship is key if we are to ever level the playing field in terms of inequality and the wealth gap because entrepreneurship allows individuals to increase wealth through business ownership and growth. Click here to watch the discussion.
Caption: U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development Don Cravins & Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business and Trade Kevin Hollinrake MP Deliver Transatlantic Keynote Addresses at EX23. Photo credit: Small Business Roundtable
“I am honored to have been part of EX23 and to have shared my perspective on the important role that entrepreneurship plays in creating wealth for all communities but particularly Black
communities around the world,” said Ron Busby, President & CEO of USBC. “This event provided a valuable opportunity for USBC to exchange ideas with leaders from across the globe and continue to advocate for policies that support the growth and success of Black businesses.”
The plenary focused on recent trends in inequality and how small businesses and entrepreneurship can play a role in reducing inequality, as well as what policies would be beneficial towards this end. The event was made possible through the tremendous partnership of Enterprise Nation, the Entrepreneurs Network, the Federation of Small Businesses, Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK), and OutBritain, and for the generous partnership and sponsorship of Intuit and Gusto.
Caption: Deputy Chief of Mission Mathew Palmer, Cherie Blair CBE, KC, Small Business Roundtable Co-Founders John Stanford and RhettButtle, and The Honorable Don Cravins gathered with EX23 participants for a reception hosted at the U.S. Embassy in London. Photo credit: Small Business Roundtable
Caption: Small Business Roundtable CEOs gather at the U.S. Embassy in London. Photo credit: Small Business Roundtable
EX23 was a fruitful and dynamic event that brought together some of the brightest minds in business and policy. The discussions and presentations highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and small business in creating a more equitable and prosperous world.
It is crucial for organizations like the U.S. Black Chambers to continue equipping Black business owners with resources, tools, and access to capital, as entrepreneurship serves as a powerful tool in closing the global wealth gap.
Learn more about how USBC is helping Black entrepreneurs grow and scale in addition to doing business globally at the 2023 National Conference, taking place July 19-21, 2023 at Waldorf Astoria in Washington, DC.
Caption: EX23 participants engage in a discussion focused on transatlantic trade with Members of Parliament in the UK. Photo credit: Small Business Roundtable