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Where ideas grow into businesses & dreams become a reality.

At The Exchange at Beverly Gray, get the resources you need to reach new customers, access funding, and build a successful business.

THE EXCHANGE

The Exchange at Beverly Gray is the premier Entrepreneur Service Organization specifically serving the underrepresented and BIPOC entrepreneurial community in Buffalo, NY. Located on the east side of Buffalo, our 501(c)3 aims to be a conduit for individual entrepreneurial growth and business development while providing resources for success.

Established by Mayor Byron Brown and with partnership from the University at Buffalo, we are the first Incubator and Coworking Space in WNY specifically serving BIPOC and underrepresented entrepreneurs and business owners.

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The Exchange's Success Stories

Read on how The Exchange is helping to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs across Western New York. Through intentional collaboration, technology-driven resources, workshops, and dedicated mentors, we pride ourselves on helping entrepreneurs accomplish their next milestones while on the path to success.

Come spend the day at the first incubator and coworking spaces specifically serving underrepresented and BIPOC entrepreneurs and business owners.

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News and Stories

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • The Business of Trademarks: Workshop Edition
    The Business of Trademarks: Workshop Edition
    Wed, Jul 24
    Zoom
    Jul 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us virtually at The Exchange for an introductory workshop "Use It or Lose It:" a presentation on how to protect one's business interest through the use of trademarks. RSVP today!
  • The Business of Co-Ops: Workshop Edition
    The Business of Co-Ops: Workshop Edition
    Thu, Jul 25
    Zoom
    Jul 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us virtually at The Exchange for an introductory workshop for small business owners seeking to start-up a new cooperative or convert an existing business into worker ownership. RSVP today!
  • The Business of Excel: Workshop Edition
    The Business of Excel: Workshop Edition
    Wed, Jul 31
    Zoom
    Jul 31, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us virtually at The Exchange for an introductory workshop to learn Microsoft Excel skills for small business owners. Topics covered include shortcuts, referencing, basic formulas and IF statements. RSVP today!
  • 2nd Annual Femmepreneur Popup Shop
    2nd Annual Femmepreneur Popup Shop
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Mar 20
    WEDI Westside Bazaar
    Mar 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    WEDI Westside Bazaar, 1432 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA
    Join us to celebrate Women's History Month at our 2nd annual Femmepreneur Popup Shop with all local, female-BIPOC owned businesses at the brand new West Side WEDI Bazaar!
  • The Business of Law: Workshop Edition (Virtual)
    The Business of Law: Workshop Edition (Virtual)
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Jan 24
    Zoom
    Jan 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us virtually at The Exchange to learn how to incorporate your business, what legal structure best suits your needs and small business laws in place that can benefit your practice.
  • 2nd Annual Christmas Popup Shop
    2nd Annual Christmas Popup Shop
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, Dec 15
    Buffalo
    Dec 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Buffalo, 500 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
    Join us at The Exchange to celebrate the holiday season with yet another black business vendor fair! Free and open to the general public.
  • The Business of Food: Workshop Edition
    The Business of Food: Workshop Edition
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Dec 07
    Buffalo
    Dec 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Buffalo, 334 E Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14208, USA
    Join us at The Exchange for a part two discussion to our Black Business Month "The Business of Food" panel discussion. Learn from Connie Ervin, CEO of Aunt Connie's Ed-U-Kitchen, the business side of what it takes to strategically enter and navigate the food business here in Buffalo, NY.
  • The Business of CRMs: Workshop Edition
    The Business of CRMs: Workshop Edition
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, Nov 30
    Zoom (see details below)
    Nov 30, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom (see details below)
    Join us at The Exchange to learn how to utilize Customer Relationship Management (CRM) softwares to scale your small business.
  • The Business of Publishing
    The Business of Publishing
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Nov 15
    Buffalo
    Nov 15, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Buffalo, 334 E Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14208, USA
    Join us at The Exchange to learn the business side of what it takes to enter the book business from the author, publisher, editor and media perspective.
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
    Developing a Marketing Strategy
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, Oct 25
    Buffalo
    Oct 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Buffalo, 334 E Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14208, USA
    Marketing Unveiled: Building Robust Strategies for Small Businesses and Brands
  • Multiple Dates
    Wed, Aug 16
    Buffalo
    Aug 16, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Buffalo, 334 E Utica St, Buffalo, NY 14208, USA

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