Just a Click Away! 5 Digital Platforms Connecting You to Black-Owned Businesses!
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In the age of phrases like "Buy Black" and "SupportBlackBusiness", our communities are looking to spend their dollars more consciously, but incidentally, find themselves having no clue where to look for black-owned companies.
Well, WBLS can help! We've put together a directory of apps and websites that will allow you to access black-owned businesses at your fingertips.
1. We Buy Black
As the name sounds, WeBuyBlack.com is an online marketplace that specializes in selling products from Black-owned businesses. Shoppers gain access to thousands of unique products while learning more about each brand.
WhereU Came From focuses on businesses that are within your own neighborhood. The directory can connect consumers with Black-owned businesses in industries such as childcare, clothing, and banks, just to name a few. Consumers can either search through the website or on the WhereU Came From mobile app.
Support Black Owned is a database of Black-owned businesses from all over the world. The site is incredibly easy to use and they encourage entrapanuers to advertise their products through their site. And adding a business to the site's directory is absolutely FREE!
iZania is another app and website that focuses on the locality of the businesses in your area. The site grants you access to all of the black owned Mom and Pops around you, as well as offering an online market in which you can purchase the products. AlThis company searchs across the country for the best black owned brands to bring to your desktop
Buy Black Movement is an easy to navigate website that provides a variety of categories, connecting the customer to numerous black-owned companies via online purchasing. The site also offers educational tools on investing, networking, and forming business concepts.