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Black Business Month: 5 Ways to Celebrate and Support Black-Owned Businesses

Although Black Business Month is officially celebrated in August, at Shoppe Black, we believe that supporting Black-owned businesses is important every day, 24/7/365.

That’s why we’re committed to providing a platform for Black entrepreneurs to tell their inspiring stories and showcase their products and services.

Black Business Month is a time to recognize the successes of Black entrepreneurs and to encourage others to support them. It is also a time to educate the public about the challenges that Black businesses face, and to advocate for policies that will help them to succeed.

History of Black Business Month

Black Business Month was founded in 2004 by Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton. Jordan, an engineer, and entrepreneur, had his own personal experience of the challenges faced by Black business owners when he began his own firm in San Francisco in 1969.

He partnered with Templeton, the president and executive editor of the scholarly publishing company eAccess Corp., to create Black Business Month as a way to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses” and to “highlight and empower Black business owners all over.”

Black Business Month has grown in popularity over the years. Today, it is a time to celebrate the successes of Black-owned businesses and to educate the public about the importance of supporting them.

How to Celebrate Black Business Month

1. Shop at Black-owned businesses

This is the most direct way to support Black businesses. When you shop at a Black-owned business, you are putting money back into the community and helping to create jobs. You are also sending a message that you value Black-owned businesses and want to see them succeed.

2. Learn about Black business history

There is a rich history of Black entrepreneurship in the United States. Black businesses have played a vital role in the economic development of the country, and they continue to do so today. By learning about Black business history, you can gain a better understanding of the challenges and successes that Black businesses have faced.

3. Get involved in your community

There are many ways to get involved in your community and to support Black businesses. You can volunteer your time to help a Black-owned business, or you can donate to a Black business organization. You can also spread the word about Black-owned businesses and encourage your friends and family to support them.

4. Spread the word

Tell your friends and family about Black Business Month, and encourage them to support Black businesses. You can also share information about Black-owned businesses on social media. By spreading the word, you can help to raise awareness of Black businesses and encourage others to support them.

5. Invest in a Black-owned business

This is a great way to support Black businesses and help them to grow. There are many different ways to invest in Black-owned businesses, such as through angel investing, venture capital, crowdfunding, or buying stock in a Black-owned company.

by Tony O. Lawson

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