Business is Jammin’ (BIJ) is a province-wide charitable initiative that focuses on motivating Black and racially visible minority youth and stresses the importance of education and personal development in all of its programs. BIJ’s goals are to deliver a comprehensive enterprise and entrepreneurship learning strategy and instill business skills that will offer long-term benefits to young people.
BIJ shapes youth into vibrant members of the business community. We work with young people through a range of educational, social, mentorship, and financial support programs to build business acumen and leadership skills. In the last decade we’ve helped inspire thousands of program participants to stay in school, start up their own ventures, and bring an exceptional level of professionalism to any workplace. We develop an extensive range of programs and work with youth to help address the needs of three segmented age groups: 8-15, 16-20 and 21-35.
BIJ has a proven value within both the Black community and the Atlantic Canada economy. In the last two years alone, our program participation levels have grown by more than 60%, a number that will only increase as we respond to rising demands from the community for more Business is Jammin’ activities.
We envision a future where program participants will highlight their involvement with Business Is Jammin’ on resumes, business loan applications, and speaking engagements. We aim to be the premier partner in mentoring and guiding Black youth to be in-demand members of the business world.
Empowering Black Youth
At Business is Jammin’ we focus on motivating and empowering Black and racially visible minority youth and stressing the importance of education and personal development in everything we do.
How to Scale an Online Business!
In this session, Nicholas Stoddard, founder of Dart Frog Events and Antimatter Creative Labs – who scaled two businesses to six figures in the same year – will teach participants the items they need to learn to efficiently start building an effective business!
Black Women’s Vision Board Party
A virtual space for Black women to get together to reflect on and identify their passions! In this workshop, participants will be guided through a visualizing process to create a vision board. This workshop is designed to help you reflect on and articulate your vision. It’s your time to shine!
Experience in Carpentry
We’re building a kiosk for the community, but we need your help! BIJ is looking for youth interested in building and construction to us create our kiosk! Participants will learn about entrepreneurship through on-the-job training with a Black construction business owner.