Every February, Americans celebrate Black History Month. In addition to honoring the accomplishments of Black Americans past and present, many clients often ask if they can do more. The answer is yes! By supporting Black-owned businesses you can further show your support for the Black community while improving your local economy at the same time.
Here’s how to get started:
- Get social: Local businesses depend on social media for much of their advertising. Make sure to sing the digital praises of your favorite Black-owned business next time you’re online.
- Involve local government: Your local government can help Black-owned businesses be more accessible to the public with wider sidewalks or ramps. Try approaching your town council or local business association to encourage infrastructure changes that can go a long way.
- Become a regular: Businesses thrive on consistency, especially right now. Make spending at your favorite Black-owned spot a regular event to increase revenue and give the owner a confidence boost.
Supporting Black-owned businesses in your area is a wonderful way to keep your community diverse, local entrepreneurs thriving, and the economy strong. Let us know if you're looking for more information on supporting local businesses or want to chat. We're always happy to help.