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Top 5 States Searching For Black Busnesses In March 2017

As more Black people begin to make the decision to empower their own people and businesses, the need to find those businesses is growing daily. Everyday consumers wake up with the intent to find and support "Black Owned" businesses only to realize that they are having trouble finding them. According to analytic data provided by one of the nation's most popular directory, I have created a list of the top five states searching for Black business services and products.

The Power of Crowdfunding

One of the many obstacles that the Black Business Owners face is the lack of capital to start a business. Add to that the fact that bank loans are very difficult to secure. Crowdfunding serves as a viable means of allowing aspiring Entrepreneurs to meet the initial costs of start up or to give the business a financial boost.

How To Help Black Businesses When You're Broke

How To Help Black Businesses When You're Broke

You See a Black owned business online or in your neighborhood and you want to show some support, but you have no need for their product or service or just can't afford to purchase anything. You go home feeling disappointed as you reminisce and wish that there was something you could do or that you had enough money to help out. Well believe it or not there are many ways to support Black owned businesses without spending a dime. If you can't give a business a sale you can always help get a business a sale. There are several ways to accomplish this and it all involves passing along information, and with today's technology it's easier than ever.

Detroit Home Mortgage Program Helps Residents Rebuild Their Neighborhoods

The city of Detroit is slowly recovering from the devastating affects of the economic collapse of a few years ago. Efforts to rebuild the city and make the neighborhoods safer, involve a few banks tha have teamed together to help make home ownership easier when purchasing within Detroit city limits. The program will fast track community vitalization in various ways.

Michelle Obama's College Rap

The first lady and comedian Jay Pharoah of "Saturday Night Live" release a video about the benefits of higher education. The video is used to encourage young minds

Drone Tech UAS

 based in Middletown, New York  teaches your staff how to legally use drones to improve the prison safety , security and management. We integrate the most effective, affordable and legal drone detection solution to your facility's drone defense strategy.

The Chase

As I continue to live, my desire to chase seems to grow. I am getting faster and wiser as my skills improve and strategies are sharpened. I am curious enough to search high and low for it, and explore places that others have ignored to find it. Those places that they were too afraid to seek out because of the unknown.

We Need Our Black Banks

My good friend Frank Odum wanted Black Citizens of Sumter County Ga to start a community Bank. So he preceded to go ask the local Black pastors to support him in the idea and none of them would. He told me, "none of them offered any support, what are they afraid of"? As I reflect on Frank's vision, I sympathized with him and tried to offer him comfort as a friend. 

Speed Demon

There is something about changing lanes when you are on the freeway during rush hour. If it’s in the morning you are ready to get to your destination, and if it’s in the afternoon you are more than likely past ready to end your day and let your hair down. I’m more of an evening person ready for the day to end.  Whenever you drive there are times when like myself you get that feeling of frustration wanting to curse out the next driver, hunk your horn until it stops working or just simply give them the road rage scare.

Drone Tech UAS Adds DGH Drone Detection Solutions

Today, Drone Tech UAS announced the addition of Drone Go Home (DGH) drone detection solutions to Drone Tech UAS services and solutions portfolio to help correctional facilities use and defend against drones. (Introduction of Prison Drones.)

Interest Rates, What You Don't Know Can Cost You Thousands Of Dollars

Many people don't really understand interest rates and how they are calculated. The purpose of this blog is to simplify it as much as possible to help  you as a consumer and business person make better decisions when it comes to investing or applying  for loans. Interest itself is a fee paid to someone for use of their money.

Business Website Analytics Can Determine If Your Marketing Dollars Are Working

Do you have any idea what your website analytics are? Website analytics is a report of collected data which includes the number of website visits, popular pages, peak visitor times, and reference links. Below is an explanation of each data set.

Is your representative in Washington a KKK member?

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Scalise is the House representative for the state of Louisiana. He has been apart of the Law making body since 2008. It was reported by Louisiana blogger Lamar White, Jr. that in 2002 Scalise associated with former KKK leader David Duke and gave a speech to a white supremacist group.

SBO and Florida Black Businesses

Hello and welcome to SBO's Florida page. SBO has worked hard on it's Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short to help promote Black owned businesses in all the cities of Florida. When searching the internet for the terms "black business" or "black owned business" for most cities in Florida you will notice that Support Black Owned or SBO for short will be listed on the first page of your results.

The 5 (or 6) P’s of Business Development

When I was in college, I had a friend/colleague/mentor who was well known for his high level of confidence that many people read as arrogance. He had a few go-to words and sayings that he used frequently, which I assumed he used to encourage us to think outside of our vocabulary comfort zones. Many of these words and sayings I carry with me to this day, and if mentioned in the right circles, those within earshot will nod knowingly.

Presidential Elections Don't Matter

The Presidential election is the most active and cared about election, but is the one which has the least impact on voter's lives. While the president may be the figure head of our country, he has no true influence over our day to day lives. Your local elections are the true arenas where you wield your voting power.

Social Media is Rented Space

While it’s an affordable way to promote your business, social media is not YOUR space.

The internet played an integral role in leveling the playing field for small business owners. No longer did business owners need a brick and mortar building with overwhelming expenses and liabilities in order to be successful. The advent of social media platforms pushed the envelope even further.

Rental Payments May Help Blacks Build Credit

The Way credit scores are calculated have had a huge effect on the credit score of people in lower income brackets. Black people "statistically" have been at a disadvantage when it comes to Home ownership and credit acquisition, creating an environment where there are more Black tenants than home owners.

Collaboration is Greater than Competition

A strong professional relationship can accelerate your business.

If you’re not familiar with the term “complimentary businesses,” this is the perfect time to do some research. A complimentary business is one that doesn’t offer the same products and services as your business, but it offers things that are related to your business and that may be of use to your customers.

Mortgage Points, Learn How To Save Thousands of Dollars

You're looking to get into real estate, so you start looking into financing options. Unless you have upwards of about two hundred thousand dollars, chances are you will be applying for a loan. There are several sources to choose from when obtaining a loan: Conventional, Commercial, Private, and Hard Money. You go through the application process, your credit score is sufficient, you secure a favorable interest rate, calculate your down payment, and then the lender mentions Mortgage Points. The expression on your face can't hide the fact that you have no idea what Points are all about.

How SBO Helps Your SEO

The Support Black Owned business directory isn’t just another list of Black-owned businesses. In addition to being a resource for people specifically looking for Black businesses, we work hard to provide a service that is beneficial for your business. Our goal is to help people find you. To that end, we want to share some helpful SEO tips and show you how SBO can help.

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