RDU Black Professionals - Community Organization

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


RDU Black Professionals: IG: rdu.bp - Community Organization
What was your greatest inspiration/motivation to start RDU Black Professionals?

My motivation for creating RDU BP was the lack of a unified, young black professional community in the area. A few colleagues and I moved to the Triangle 2 years ago and discovered a scarce young professional social scene. We decided to create a platform that would allow us to bring together our individual networks of professionals, and the platform grew organically from there.

What is the overall vision of RDU Black Professionals?

RDU BP is a network of over 1000 young black professionals in the RDU area. We connect professionals by way of social networking events, community service and personal and professional development events. 

What have been the biggest challenges of creating, launching and maintaining your brand/business?

The biggest challenge we’ve faced while maintaining the brand is time allocation. Having a full time job and other responsibilities takes away time needed to allocate to growing a brand. To overcome this challenge, we have established committees to delegate tasks and have more resources on deck.

What tips do you have for your consumers that may desire to launch a business of their own?

The advice that I have for those wishing to launch their own brand or business is...DO IT! There will be doubt, there will be fears, but the first step to chasing a dream is to take the first step.

What are your future plans for RDU Black Professionals?

RDU BP will be a staple networking platform in the RDU community for young black professionals within the next few years. We will have recurring community service events throughout the year. We will be the 1st resort for incoming young professionals while they are acclimating to The Triangle.

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