It’s been a trying time for business owners in general, but for Black business owners there are sometimes extra challenges to overcome.”When we open up a business, a lot of us are opening businesses in survival mode. A lot of us are opening businesses to fulfill a dream. A lot of us are opening businesses because we don’t feel valued where we’re working at a company,” said Nachand Trabue, owner of Manhattan on Broadway event venue.Trabue recently hosted a Black business fair to give businesses a central location to advertise and sale their products.”We’re changing the way people look at Black-owned businesses, and we’re changing the perspective of Black-owned business professionals period. We’re not competing. We’re collaborating,” said Trabue.There are stigmas associated with Black businesses, almost more so in the Black community. For example, there’s a belief there’s a lack of professionalism or services are overpriced, but…

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