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    Bigger and Better Business History

    Bigger and Better Business is the first national program of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. It was first introduced at the Tenth Anniversary Conclave in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ( December 1924). When Bigger and Better Business was adopted as a national program, special emphasis was placed on encouraging and promoting Negro businesses. At its inception, the program sought to encourage negro businesses to improve their business acumen, efficiency and service to the public, to be competitive with other businesses.

    The Mission Statement

    To effectively promote, develop  and grow the programmatic thrust of Bigger and Better Business in the Eastern Region via the Conclave mandated initiatives – Project SEED & Sigma Business Network. This will be accomplished by continuous communication and support for the local and state coordinators of BBB and development of a cohesive plan that promotes generational wealth development and financial security for our Brotherhood and the communities we serve. Additionally, we will develop real and effective training that will aid chapters in implementation of successful BBB programming both internally and to our communities.

    Program Initiatives

    Project S.E.E.D (Sigma Economic Empowerment Development)

    Is the foremost of the Bigger and Better Business Programs. The program was developed to provide our members and community with useful information on financial management and home ownership.

    Action Items

    o   Financial Literacy
    o   Economic Empowerment
    o   Generational Wealth
    o   Vita Partnership
    o   My Free Taxes

    Sigma Business Network

    Purpose is to provide networking, educational, wealth building and advocacy support to the men of Phi Beta Sigma who are business owners and/or entrepreneurs.

    Action Items

    o   Billboard Jackson Entrepreneurial Development Grant Program 
    o   Support and promote Minority owned Businesses
    o   Jopwell Career Advancement Program 
    o   Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union 
    o   Sigma Business Network


    The Bigger and Better Business Team is excited to present the 2020/2021 James A. Billboard  Jackson Entrepreneurial  Development Competition. The regional competition will provide two $2,000 business development grants to Sigma-Owned businesses that present outstanding business plans. Winners from the regional competition will compete for two $20,000 Business grants during Conclave Myrtle Beach 2021.

    We invite you to apply for the 2020/2021 competition. The official packet, which includes instructions for submitting the business plan, is below.  


    Deadline for applications are April 2, 2021 no later than 12:00am


    For questions, please contact Bro. Ben Alston, Eastern Regional Director of Bigger and Better Business, at bbb@pbseast.org

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