Black owned business community

I am currently working on my dissertation in order to obtain my Ph.D. and I need your help!  I am conducting anonymous surveys that look at African American family owned businesses, because I want to identify the rate at which African American businesses succeed or fail.

It is my passion to provide support to the black business community because we have so much to offer each other, and yet, we tend to struggle with sustaining our organizations as well as generating wealth to benefit our communities.  In order to participate, you must be African American, 21 years or older, and be employed or own a family owned business.  Please note, there can be multiple family members participating per business. The surveys are completely voluntary. For your participation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a Target eGift card of $100.00.

If you do not meet the qualifications of this research, please forward to those who may be able to participate.

The three surveys will be administered to you electronically. You may enter the link below to begin.

Please note that the results will be reported on the group of participants as a whole. In order to obtain a copy of the results, please feel free to contact me at the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (708)935-3806.

Thank you for your time!


Nikia Thompson

PhD Candidate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology



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