The importance of shopping and supporting Black-owned businesses can't be overstated. Consumers have the purchasing power to decide where to spend their dollars and by supporting Black-owned businesses they can positively impact families, employees, the community, and the economy. Show your support year-round and help bridge the racial wealth gap by putting your money where your mouth is.
Finding & Supporting Black-Owned Businesses:
1. Identifying Black-owned Businesses |
Firstly, identify Black-owned businesses in your community and online. We compiled a list of useful websites and apps below.
- The Nile List: Find all your favorite products made by Black-owned businesses online.
- EatOkra: Your official guide to Black-owned restaurants & eateries located near you.
- Official Black Wall Street: One-stop shop for thousands of Black Owned Businesses at your fingertips. Search the directory now.
2. Invest in Black-Owned Businesses for the Long Haul |
Buying from a Black-owned business once is good, but one purchase is not enough to sustain a company over time. Think about the food products and items you visit year-round and identify where you can make a switch, i.e. if you and your team are coffee drinkers consider switching to Blk & Bold and make a difference where it counts.
3. Social Media Support |
We know the influential power social media holds. Easily support these businesses by following them by liking, commenting, and sharing with your audience.
4. Partnership |
If you own a business, find ways to partner with Black-owned businesses that complement your business as well. This is a great way for each company to raise awareness for one another and increase their customer base
5. Spread The Word |
Keep the momentum going by spreading the word and referring friends and family to your favorite Black-owned businesses and brands. Don’t forget to share your experience by leaving a positive business review on Google, Yelp, etc., and help grow their online reputation.
The Role We Play |
As a distributor in the promotional products industry, we play a vital role when we seek sustainable partners for our clients. We actively take it upon ourselves to share resources and supplier background stories with our clients to educate them on what they’re buying and what it supports. Ask us about the Black and minority-owned businesses you can support with your buying power. Here are a few we recommend.
Black-Owned Businesses to Consider for Your Next Project or Campaign |
Trade Street Jam Co. |
100% Spoonable low sugar vegan jams for cocktails, cooking, baking & more.
Gourmet 100% natural chocolates made In Haiti, using natural ingredients, honestly sourced and handcrafted by women.
Scent & Fire |
A fine home fragrance brand that manufactures all-natural candles, wax melts, loose leaf teas, and organic room sprays using raw and recycled materials for environmental sustainability.
Blk & Bold |
Specialty coffee & tea that pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
Peak & Valley |
Providing inclusive, science-backed, and honest products, treating chronic stress, fatigue, and skin issues.