Black Business Month: How to make an impact

8-17-22

There are many impactful ways you can celebrate National Black Business Month and recognize the importance of Black businesses to local communities, and to the national economy. Owning a business is good for Black entrepreneurs, but it also helps the communities around them as well as the overall ecomony. According to one study, Black-owned companies have created over 1 million jobs and generated over $165 billion in revenue. Here are ways to support Black Owned Businesses during Black Business Month and beyond.




  • Take the time to learn more about the brands you love and seek out products made by Black entrepreneurs.

  • Find a Black-owned business in your community and support them by purchasing something from the store.



  • Follow a Black business on social media to build their exposure and help them gain publicity. Remember supporting a business doesn’t always have to be financially motivated – helping them build their online presence can be just as helpful for growing their business.



  • Write a positive post on social media about a Black Owned business doing it right.

  • Include the Business in your email invites and updates

  • Look into supporting, engaging and/or becoming a member of Black business groups and associations that support the growth of Black-owned businesses.



  • For example, the Miami-Dade Chamber, The Broward Black Chamber in Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce. National Black Chamber of Commerce has many local chapters across the U.S.



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