WEBER COUNTY, Utah (KUTV) –
A new space will soon be available for black business owners in Utah to work, network and grow their businesses.
It’s called the Black Success Center and is located inside a Weber County warehouse where Alli Bey runs his defense contractor company, Haight Bey & Associates.
It also helps other entrepreneurs. At first, it focused on veterans of Utah-based, nonprofit Warriors Rising.
Bey, who served a decade with the U.S. military, gave Trinidy Johnson, another veteran who was previously at the base of the Hill Air Force, an office space to launch her human resources business, Pyramid Edge Consulting.
Starting a business is always very scary because you don’t know what will happen, ”he said.
Johnson has gone from having no employees to six employees and more than $ 300,000 in annual revenue over the past year.
“I don’t think I would have made that leap,” he said, “so Alli who came into my life was literally a blessing in disguise.”
Now, the Utah Black House is teaming up to broaden the focus. Other groups and companies have donated furniture and technology.
“Right now there is no place in northern Utah to meet our minority communities, members, business owners,” said Bey, whose space is west of Ogden, in West Haven.
A launch event is scheduled for June 16th. Bey hopes to see more veterans and minorities using the space.
The doors that will open for both employers and employees will be phenomenal, ”Johnson said.
Those interested in more information can contact the Utah Black House.