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Black Businesses Matter

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

Our Money Matters, a free online financial wellness platform, is pleased to share resources for black-owned entrepreneurs provided by Berkeley Extension Program.

Free Small Business Tips and Toolkits for Black Businesses Developing business and ongoing operational plans is the first step to building a successful company. Here is a list of free toolkits, plans and tips designed to set Black-owned businesses up for success.

Digital Marketing Tips for Black Businesses Another critical step for any business is to develop a marketing plan. Today, a digital marketing strategy is integral to your business’s success and performance. The following resources will help you educate customers, keep them engaged, build a solid online reputation and more.

Directories That List Black-Owned Businesses Directory listings are a great way for you to expand your business’s visibility and access audiences that may have previously been out of reach. Here is a list of directories that cater specifically to Black-owned businesses.

  • The Black Business List — Since 1997, this directory has been dedicated to helping BIPOC business people start, maintain and grow viable businesses.

  • Black Business Green Book — Color Of Change’s Black Business Green Book is a directory where you can list Black businesses and discover many others.

  • EatOkra— EatOkra is an app for discovering Black-owned restaurants. They have a “Get Listed” option to help you get started.

  • Support Black-Owned — This site was created as a one-stop source that is used to bring visibility to Black business owners.

  • Black-Owned Brooklyn — This website seeks to lift up and preserve businesses and rich stories that are often overlooked in the Brooklyn area due to gentrification.

  • BBPA Black Business Directory — The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) has created a directory of Black businesses in which yours can be included.

  • Shop Black Biz — This website and app lists local and worldwide Black businesses in a variety of categories including beauty, food and drink, health and wellness and more

Associations That Support Black-Owned Businesses Associations are an excellent resource for connecting with industry contacts — and, in particular, connecting with other business owners. Here is a list of associations that support Black-owned businesses.

Funding Resources for Black-Owned Businesses Even though Black-owned businesses face challenges when applying for financing, there are still several opportunities to help bridge this racial gap. Here is a list of funding resources to help you get started.

Free Crowdfunding Resources for Black-Owned Businesses The internet has made crowdfunding a viable and innovative way for Black-owned companies and other economically marginalized groups to raise funds, allowing businesses to secure small investments from large pools of investors. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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