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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Real Talk About the Buy Black Movement

Sometimes the stars perfectly align and a plan just seems to fall into place. That’s what seems to be happening right now, across this country. You may not see it that way, but as a Black business owner and visionary, you should.

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.

How to Conduct a Business Name Search

The first step to conducting a name search is to create the perfect name. (See article “How to Create the Perfect Business Name”). To conduct a proper name search you want at least three names to choose from, in case your first choice is not available. Once you have a few strong business names, it’s time to get started. The next, and simplest step to take when conducting a name search is to Google it.

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