10 Creative Ways to Support Black Businesses

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These are 10 creative ways people can support Black-owned businesses, starting TODAY!

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10 Creative Ways to Support Black Businesses

  1. USE BLACK-OWNED MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS OR WHOLESALERS.This is a “one and done” decision. Find a Black-owned supplier or manufacturer of items you sell that’s a good fit and use them exclusively. Try www.blacksuppliers.com for starters.
  2. BUY BLACK WITH RECURRENT PRODUCTS/SERVICES.You know your routine. There are some errands that are staples in our lives whether its a monthly oil change, weekly dry cleaning, quarterly spa treatment, doctor visits etc. Use a BOB for one (or more) of these residual visits. Try www.blackdoctor.org and www.spaindex.com/Lifestyles/AfricanAmerican.html
  3. VOLUNTEER WITH A BLACK-OWNED NON-PROFIT.Time is money- and hiring someone can get costly. Volunteer with a Black-owned organization. Offer your expertise to a panel. Askwhere youd be best served. Get the family involved. Make it a family weekend outing -with a cause.
  4. CHOOSE AN ORGANIZATION TO FUND EACH MONTH.If you dont have the time to spend, send money. It can be as little as $25/month. It helps a worthwhile cause. It’s tax deductible. It’s supporting your community. That’s a WIN-WIN-WIN!
  5. HOST MEETINGS AT A BLACK- OWNED BUSINESS. Have your client meet you for coffee at a Black-owned cafe.Host your next book club meeting at a Black-owned restaurant. This knocks out 2 birds with one stone! When you and your guest order drinks WHAM, you’ve supported a BOB...twice!
  6. REDIRECT COMPANY CHARITABLE GIVING.donations to non-profit Many corporations give charitable organizations. Usually it’s an employee who recommends which organization. Why not suggest a black owned organization to givethese funds? Find out how your company operates and suggest a Black non-profit organization.
  7. CREATE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS. Collaborate with Black-owned businesses in a way that willbenefit both parties. Create strategic partnerships- symbiotic relationships.
  8. USE A BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS ON VACATION.There are TONS of Black-owned hotels and resorts around the world! Find a hotel or resort and plan your trip around it. Try www.nabhood.com or www.soulofamerica.com/ for starters!
  9. PURCHASE GIFTS FROM BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES. Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays come around all the time. Commit to using a Black-owned bakery for your nextbirthday party. Try a Black-owned store to buy all your holiday cards for your family. Get creative!
  10. START A BLACK OWNED BUSINESS! There’s no other surefire way of supporting a Black-ownedbusiness than starting one! A good one will attract customers (to support). As a business owner are inherently creating supporters.
  11. ...Thank you For Watching! www.supportblackbusinesses.com www.twitter.com/SupportBlackBwww.facebook.com/SupportBlackBusinesses

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