Ways you can support black-owned businesses for free

Published: July 23rd, 2020 at 1:11PM E.T 

By: Victoria Agwam

The coronavirus pandemic has been extraordinarily difficult for both consumers and business owners. Here are some ways you can show support to black-owned businesses without any financial strains 

Cynthia Gordy Giwa and Glenn Alan, through their blog Black-Owned Brooklyn, have chronicled a revival of black business ownership in the borough.Credit...Stephanie Keith for The New York Times

  • Find local black-owned businesses using these apps

    • EatOkra: App and directory of Black-owned restaurants in over 30 cities. This app was created via crowdfunding, so if you see a black-owned business missing, please add them! 

    • Official Black Wall Street: A comprehensive collection of Black-owned businesses. This app also include a cool feature: it sends push notifications when you’re close to a Black-owned business.

    • BlackNation: Download the app to find local Black-owned businesses in your community.

  • Sign relevant petitions

    • Petitions you can sign to support Black Owned Business

  • Support Black Business owners online & on  social media

    • Visit Their Website: Business owners spend their time creating content for their website, so try checking it out!

    • Sign Up for Their Newsletter: you can receive special updates, discounts, and offerings

    • Follow Black-owned businesses on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and tag them in your posts and stories.

    • Search the hashtag #Blackownedbuisinesses to find Black-owned businesses and compiled lists 

    • Leave positive reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, and other sites.


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