African-American Business & Professional Network Partners with Small Business Administration to Improve ROI for Minority Business Owners

Business & Professional Network Connects Members with Organizations that Increase Their Bottom Lines Despite Unstable Economy

Marlton, NJ, March 25, 2011 --( The African American Business & Professional Network (AABPN) has invited the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to present to its growing membership, strategies that will help increase their bottom lines during an upcoming meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Philadelphia.

SBA Business Development Specialist Paula K. Watts will talk about the advantages of being 8a Certified during her presentation entitled, "How to Use the 8a Program to Get Government Contracts."

At their most recent meeting held at Scotch Bonnets Restaurant in Medford, New Jersey, SBA Lender Specialist, Barbara Anne Gardenhire-Mills shared ways in which the SBA could help fund small business growth. The invitation to the presentation received an overwhelming response, resulting in standing room only participation.

"Never was there a time when working together for our mutual prosperity was more critical," said Bruce E. Davis, Sr., co-founder of AABPN. "By tapping into the SBA's resources, small business owners are presented with opportunities that many haven't begun to think about, but should, in order to sustain not only their bottom line, but their families and communities as well."

The April 5th event will take place at United Bank of Philadelphia, located in Progress Plaza, 1501 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These presentations are part of the AABPN’s effort to support the business growth of their membership through the exchange of information.

The event is free and open to the public, however advanced registration is required.

To confirm your attendance or request more information, call 732-713-6060, or log onto


About the African-American Business & Professional Network
The African American Business & Professional Network (AABPN) began in October 2010, and exists to create a gathering place where African American professionals and business owners can meet for the purposes of business growth, community service and philanthropy.
Bruce E. Davis, Sr.
Or, Marcel L. Johnson, Silent Liaison PR