Black Business Month Archives

Celebrating Black Business Month 2022: How to find support as a black entrepreneur, or lend your support as an ally

August 18, 2022

This August marks the 19th anniversary of National Black Business Month, which honors black Americans’ long history of entrepreneurship, as well as black business owners’ contributions to their local communities and the United States economy. The annual observance took root when engineering entrepreneur Frederick E. Jordan found himself reflecting on the challenges he’d faced financing… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

September 2, 2021

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention Black-Owned Barber Shops and Salons. I am drawn to an article published by NBC News entitled: “Black Barber Shops and Salons: Safe Havens for Cultural Chats.” (1) In the article, it noted that barber shops and beauty salons aren’t just small… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 3

August 19, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau in a report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women. Additional statistics released indicate Black or African… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 1

July 29, 2021

August is National Black Business Month! According to the United States Census Bureau in a Report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women). Additional… [Read More]