Black Business Month is a time to celebrate the successes of black-owned businesses, together we can economically empower our community and reinvest our dollars into building businesses. As black business month comes to a close here are a couple things to keep in mind:
What is black business month?
Black business month is a month-long celebration of the achievements, successes and contributions of black-owned businesses. It is an opportunity to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship as a tool for wealth creation, economic growth and job creation for African-Americans in America.
The event was created by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in 1986 and was later adopted by several states across the country as a way to increase awareness about the contributions of African Americans in the workforce.
Each year, MBDA conducts research to identify trends among minority-owned businesses and releases its annual State of Black Business report, which highlights key findings from the report with recommendations for policy changes that can increase access to capital for minority-owned businesses.
Why is it important?
Black Business Month is an annual celebration founded by a group of Black entrepreneurs, who were inspired to create a nationwide campaign that would help other Black business owners share their stories, network and connect with resources to grow their businesses.
Black Business Month is an opportunity for all Americans to recognize the vital role that African-American business owners play in our nation’s economy. In addition to helping people find jobs, it also boosts the bottom line for companies across the country, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
Black Business Month is celebrated each October during National Minority Enterprise Development Week (NMEDW). As part of this weeklong celebration, there are events nationwide held by organizations such as the U.S Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy; as well as local governments, chambers of commerce and others interested in supporting minority-owned businesses.
How can I support black businesses?
The best way to support Black-owned businesses is to buy from them. When you shop at Black-owned businesses, the money that you spend stays in the community.
List of local black owned businesses:
Yo Crash - Mobile Rage Room - https://www.yocrash.com
Emerald City Construction - https://emeraldcityco.com
D3 trucking LLC - https://www.d3truckingllc.com
Jazz'mine Harsch Photography - https://jazzandgloris.com
Beloved Guardians- Home Healthcare - https://www.facebook.com/BelovedGuardiansHH/
A’nya Rose Shea Butter - https://arosesheabutterco.org
Geras Home Solutions - https://gerashome.com
Signatures by Simone - https://www.signaturesbysymone.com/
Carmella Marie- Holistic Hair Care - https://www.carmellamarie.com