Bigger and Better Business Program

Alpha Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Completed several events throughout the year to promote the Bigger and Better Business Program. The events included the following:

1. Recognizing Our Bigger and Better Business Program during the Annual Orchid Ball and had Business Owners to stand and be recognized so that we might support them moving forward.

2. Project S.E.E.D. (Sigma Economic Empowerment Development) is a Bigger and Better Business Program. The program was developed to help the membership focus on two important areas: Financial Management and Homeownership. It also provided useful information in the area of financial management and home ownership that will benefit the membership, their families, and the communities in which Sigma Brothers live.

Topics Covered
  • 401(k) plans and other tax differed plans
  • Building your financial portfolio on $25 a month
  • Tax return preparation
  • First-time homebuyers seminar
  • Refinancing advice

3. Project Business Development. Invited Black Owned Businesses to lead discussions on how to start a business and to maintain it. We had 5 different businesses to showcase their businesses.

4. Our Chapter Partnered with Brentwood Business Development Association on upcoming workshops for minority owned businesses. Businesses will showcase their businesses, including products and services.

BBDA Spotlight

Businesses Highlighted included the following:
  • Building up the Kingdom - Kathy Matthews
  • Events Planner - Faye Brown
  • Fidelity Capital - John Eley
  • Great Gifts Home Décor 7 More - Edith Bryant Hayes
  • Malaleuca (The Wellness Company) - Andrea Lewis
  • NTI Career Institute - Tyrone Bush
  • Silpada Designs - Michelle Neal
  • Soulstice Holistic Culinary Chef - Shirley Kelly
  • Special Rates Travel - Barbara Eley
  • T-Turner Group L.L.C. Real Estate Company - Broker Tyrone Turner

6. Identified minority owned business in the Houston Metro Area that we acknowledged each quarter with a plaque. We also visited their respective business to make the presentations and many visited the Fraternity House during our meetings.