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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.

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.

Who’s Pulling the Trigger ?

Living in America  nearly every citizen has feelings and opinions about gun control being guided by  world events , mass media,  society, our schools, and politics. The argument about gun control involves a lot of propaganda and statistics which has been misleading.  Will this matter ever be resolved?

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.

Success on Repeat for Entrepreneurs

A good friend of mine Joelise Tillman-Josey wrote this. Too good not to share. Thanks Joelise!

Success on Repeat should be the motto of each entrepreneur or potential entrepreneur. I believe we all want to be successful over and over again, but it takes many tools to be a success. Money is perhaps one of the most powerful tools that can add to or take away from your business. Other tools include the strength of your network, the knowledge you possess about your service or product, and the vision you have about your business.

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.

We Are Still The Wrong Color

From the first day that a black people stepped onto this land called America we have been the wrong color. Brought here against our wills, we have been disgraced, beaten, mistreated, and killed. We were forced to build a country that would not even consider us as being human because our skin color.

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.

Fabulous, Dare To Leave Your Appearance At Home

The easiest way to improve what an individual thinks of you is to improve your appearance. It only takes a few seconds for someone to notice you; in just a short time you can make your first impression your best impression. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, but it makes a difference when you put thought into your personal image.

Obama Did Not Fail Black People

In 2008 America saw the development of a historical event. For the first time in American history there is a black presidential candidate for one of the two major political parties. Black people felt that they would have someone leading the country which may represent them.

Don't Give Away Your Online Identity

When starting a business within the technology age in which we live, one of the first objectives should be creating an online presence.  What is a domain name? What is hosting? What is bandwidth? With all the information being thrown at you, it can become quite a confusing task.