BBI supports the development of business and job opportunities for Black Nova Scotians through four primary activities:
- Training, mentoring and counseling - the BBI has a dedicated training department where various business courses are offered. The training department also facilitates a mentorship program and counseling activities.
- Communication activities - the BBI is proactive in its communication strategy. The BBI produces a quarterly magazine entitled Black to Business, as well as an annual business community resource directory and annual report along with several brochures. The BBI also maintains a rich versatile website that is updated regularly. The magazines, directory and annual reports are available in the Publications section.
- Loan and equity lending - the BBI has a repayable loan program accessible to all BBI clients that meet the lending criteria. The BBI also manages a community investment fund.
- Strategic Initiatives - some of the strategic initiatives conducted by the BBI include trade missions, roundtables, bi-annual business summits, and a very successful youth program called Business is Jammin' (BIJ).