The Black Entrepreneur State Fair was created to uplift every business involved in the fair by providing opportunities, access, and exposure they usually don't get. We serve the community through outreach by creating spaces that allow their businesses to grow.
The BESF believes together; we can heal, rebuild our communities and help bridge the financial gap.
The Black Entrepreneur State Fair was founded by sisters Destinee and Keandrea Shelby. The sisters knew they had a voice and could make a difference in their community.
During the tragic murder of George Floyd, the sisters took action. And as the riots took over the nights, each morning, the sisters built a team to bring food, water, and most importantly, a smiling, compassionate heart to those in need in their community.
They began to think about the need to bring all the small businesses together to build, create opportunity and provide social-economic stability to the community that had been burnt and destroyed into crumbled bricks.
The Black Entrepreneur State Fair is a safe, nonpartisan movement that was created for economic, social, and educational development for small minority & BIPOC businesses. We are committed to increasing generational financial wealth and rebuilding our communities.