HBA's membership represents all facets of the business community and includes representatives from corporations, community and social organizations, entrepreneurs, banks, insurance and real estate brokers, internet specialists, government officials, educators, attorneys, accounting firms, advertising agencies, and retailers. As Harlem's strongest advocate for small, minority and women-owned businesses, HBA continues to grow from the financial support of its members and fundraising activities.

Membership Benefits

The Power of Networking



Networking is an effective way of prospecting customers and seeking out people who can help your business grow. Throughout the year, HBA hosts several networking events, where you can meet potential clients, customers, suppliers and support systems.

  • Holiday Party, Happy Hours, and Annual Members Cocktail Social
  • Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

The Power of Business Development

Business Dev

Through a variety of innovative approaches, programs and services, HBA provides the foundation and opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs and donors to achieve their goals of self-employment, effective growth, and self-reliance. HBA offers free small business counseling, business plan development and general assistance.

  • Small Business Retention and Preservation Program
  • Minority and Women Owned Business Certification Workshops
  • Professional Development Workshops

The Power of Building Wealth


In collaboration with successful entrepreneurs, banks, real estate and financial professionals and coaches, HBA offers a systematic approach to help you keep more of your hard earned money and parlaying it into a lifetime of success and happiness.

  • Harlem Business Innovation Summit
  • HBA Loan Fund and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Literacy Workshops

Success Stories

Whether creating healthier soul food or providing made-from-scratch meals to kids, our entrepreneurs have transformed their businesses with HBA. Be inspired by their successes, and see how Harlem Business Alliance can help you find success as well.