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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.