The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) Business Leadership Academy is a one-year program for MBCC and cohort Chamber members. The program is an intensive, hands-on experience that focuses on business ownership and operational competencies. Participants will “roll up their sleeves” to apply the concepts and strategies that subject experts employ in their own businesses. All types of business owners may attend, including service, product-based, health & wellness, and bricks-and-mortar-based business. Currently all sessions will be virtual group and serve as peer support and action-and-accountability resources throughout the year.