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Facebook and the Black British Business Awards team up

PICTURED: Justin Nelson, Sam Ajilore, Nodreen Kiwanuka, Melanie Eusebe, and Franklin Boateng at the Black British Business Awards Influencer Panel Discussion (Photo credit: Steve Dunlop)

ONLINE BRANDING is more important than ever and has the capacity of enabling business owners to reach global markets. But how can existing, and aspiring, business owners capitalise their online brand and make a profit from this?

On Tuesday (May 1), hosted at Facebook HQ, the Black British Business Awards held a panel discussion celebrating online creativity and enterprise within the UK.

The impressive line-up included online influencers and entrepreneurs such as; Sam Ajilore, Franklin Boateng, Nordeen Kiwanuka and Justin Nelson.

The session explored themes around online influence and enterprise within the UK, including how to transition from online content creator to entrepreneur, market trends and what it actually takes to be an influencer and monetise your online brand.

Black British Business Awards Influencer Panel Discussion. Facebook HQ Rathbone Square London (Photo credit: by Steve Dunlop)

Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-founder of the Black British Business Awards and board member of the Creative Industries Federation commented: "We are thrilled that Facebook hosted such a creative initiative. Being able to bring together young, black entrepreneurs and creatives and to openly discuss their success is key to more individuals being inspired and taking their first steps into the creative industry."

The BBBAwards is the only premium awards programme which recognises and celebrates the exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black entrepreneurs and professionals in Britain.

This year's 5th anniversary ceremony will be held at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London, on October 4 2018, and will recognise outstanding black business professionals and entrepreneurs in six industry categories that are split in to rising stars and leadership awards.

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