owned businesses – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 00:30:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png owned businesses – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Directory of Women-Owned Businesses Hosting a Month-Long Contest – Cache Valley Daily https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-women-owned-businesses-hosting-a-month-long-contest-cache-valley-daily/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-women-owned-businesses-hosting-a-month-long-contest-cache-valley-daily/ SALT LAKE CITY – A directory of women-owned businesses is looking to expand its current database and give money to those who help do just that. The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) has announced it is awarding five $1,000 grants to women-owned and operated small businesses that have helped grow Utah’s Women-Owned Business Directory […]]]>
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SALT LAKE CITY – A directory of women-owned businesses is looking to expand its current database and give money to those who help do just that. The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) has announced it is awarding five $1,000 grants to women-owned and operated small businesses that have helped grow Utah’s Women-Owned Business Directory over the course of of the month of February. A grant will be awarded, in particular, to a company in northern Utah.

According to WBCUtah, the grant money was provided by the Nasdaq Foundation to benefit women who will invest their money where it will be most useful in their businesses.

“A grant is a great way to accelerate the growth and use of the Utah Women’s Business Directory,” said Ann Marie Wallace, state director of the Women’s Business Center of Utah, in a statement. “Not only will our communities have a more comprehensive database to search and find women-owned products and services, but it will also become easier to intentionally support women-led businesses.

“Everyone can search the vast directory for their next meal, gift, service or supplier. And, as a bonus, five female owners will receive cash to invest in their business however they choose.

The Utah Women-Owned Business Directory is a free searchable database of Utah businesses owned and operated by women. Currently, 32 women-owned businesses are listed in Cache County, four in Box Elder County, and none in Rich County in the directory. The organization hopes to grow the directory to 5,000 listings by early May.

WBCUtah will randomly select four eligible applications as grant recipients, each from one of four different Utah regions – North, South, East, and Wasatch Front – and one additional application statewide, for a total of five grants.

To participate in the grant program, a business must be owned by a woman (or someone who identifies as a woman) and do the following by February 28:

  1. Get Listed in Utah’s Free Woman-Owned Business Directory

  2. Enter the WBCUtah Grant Competition

  3. For bonus entries, like the WBCUtah Facebook page, comment and share on the directory and give away social media giveaways.

Winners will be contacted by email and will have 10 days to claim their prize. All winners will be announced on March 4.

WBCUtah is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help women in Utah build confidence, create opportunity, and experience success as business owners. The organization is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.





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Launch of a New Directory and Marketplace of Black-Owned Businesses in Canada https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-a-new-directory-and-marketplace-of-black-owned-businesses-in-canada/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 20:33:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-a-new-directory-and-marketplace-of-black-owned-businesses-in-canada/ Discovering great Black-owned businesses in Canada is easier than ever with a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace. The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) launched Black Biz Global on February 1 to mark the start of Black History Month. The National Black-Owned Business Directory was created to support Black Canadian-owned businesses with their […]]]>

Discovering great Black-owned businesses in Canada is easier than ever with a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace.

The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) launched Black Biz Global on February 1 to mark the start of Black History Month. The National Black-Owned Business Directory was created to support Black Canadian-owned businesses with their global business visibility.

“Everything we develop and build in the BBABC is based on the current and future operational needs of our business community,” said Nerissa Allen, co-founder and president of BBABC. “Where are the gaps, where are the supports needed, and how can we meet those needs with maximum impact?” Businesses today need what I like to call “virtual commercial real estate” and that’s what we provide.

Black Biz Global was developed in partnership with Indigenous web design firm Longhouse Media and serves as an online directory and marketplace for consumers, other businesses and government.

The platform currently offers over 400 ads, with more being added every day. Black-owned businesses can register for free to receive their directory listing and there is an option to upgrade to a paid membership plan to sell products.

Visitors can insert their location on the site to find nearby restaurants, hair salons, body shops and more.

“We understand the challenge of trying to maintain an online presence as a small business or solopreneur, and we wanted to increase value beyond a traditional directory,” Allen said in a statement. “By providing a platform where companies can also sell their products and advertise their services, we can offer them a virtual retail space. The lack of this is often a small business killer.

“Any Black-owned business across Canada can be listed on our platform. Whether it’s Nunavut Wellness Spa in Iqaluit, Northern Territories, or Tommies Jerk in Surrey, BC, we’ve created a space for them to be seen.

Nerissa Allen, co-founder and president of the BBABC./Submitted

Allen laid the groundwork for BBABC a few years ago when she started showcasing local businesses on a grassroots community Instagram page. The association officially registered as a non-profit organization in July 2020 following two major events.

“Our business was closed for three months due to COVID restrictions and we were also living through the trauma as a community of the murder of George Floyd,” explained Allen, a mother and entrepreneur. “Feeling helpless and looking for a way to turn that pain and trauma into something uplifting and community-building was the driving force to save the organization and take it to another level.

“We wanted to give hope to ourselves and the community, and we thought the way to make a difference was to build economic strength within the community. Help keep businesses afloat during the pandemic.

Black Biz Global

Tommies Jerk of Surrey, led by CEO Tobias Brown, is one of hundreds of black-owned businesses listed on Black Biz Global. (@tommiesjerk/Instagram)

BBABC supports over 500 businesses across Canada in a variety of sectors, such as hospitality, engineering, tourism, arts, health and beauty, and more. The association has also organized partnerships with Climate Smart and Buy Social Canada to encourage and advance positive climate action and social value.

“We will continue to raise the bar and push for excellence in our business community,” Allen said. “We will continue to demonstrate leadership and commitment to social good and environmental sustainability through the design of our workplace, the programs we develop and the actions we take every day.

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Crain’s Cleveland Business Launches Directory of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses https://abcdirectory.org/crains-cleveland-business-launches-directory-of-lgbtq-owned-businesses/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/crains-cleveland-business-launches-directory-of-lgbtq-owned-businesses/ Crain’s Cleveland Business has launched a directory of LGBTQ-owned businesses based in northeast Ohio. The directory contains 58 organizations, including businesses that are at least 51% owned by people who identify as LGBTQ as well as nonprofit organizations focused on LGBTQ issues. Crain subscribers can see the directory in the Monday, Dec. 13 print edition […]]]>

Crain’s Cleveland Business has launched a directory of LGBTQ-owned businesses based in northeast Ohio.

The directory contains 58 organizations, including businesses that are at least 51% owned by people who identify as LGBTQ as well as nonprofit organizations focused on LGBTQ issues.

Crain subscribers can see the directory in the Monday, Dec. 13 print edition (accessible via the “This Week” tab on crainscleveland.com) or in our annual listings book on Dec. 27.

Crain’s Data members can obtain an Excel directory with more details by visiting Crain’s Data Center.

The printed directory includes a brief description of each organization, basic contact information, and the names of senior staff of each organization. The Excel version also includes local employment, LGBTQ certifications for companies that have them (companies were not required to be certified to be included), and in most cases an email address. business.

The directory is by no means exhaustive. Although it is too late to access the printed version of this year’s directory, complete this online form to access the Excel version, which will also ensure that you are on our contact list for the future. If you have any questions, email Chuck Soder: [email protected].

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State Black Chamber Launches “Green Book” Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/state-black-chamber-launches-green-book-business-directory/ Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/state-black-chamber-launches-green-book-business-directory/ The Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) is launching the “Alabama Green Book,” a statewide directory of black-owned businesses. It is inspired by the “Negro Motorist Green Book” or Green Book, a Jim Crow-era travel guide that helped black travelers find businesses that would serve them. It was compiled by Victor Hugo Green, a […]]]>

The Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) is launching the “Alabama Green Book,” a statewide directory of black-owned businesses. It is inspired by the “Negro Motorist Green Book” or Green Book, a Jim Crow-era travel guide that helped black travelers find businesses that would serve them. It was compiled by Victor Hugo Green, a black postman.

More than 60 industry categories are featured in the Alabama Green Book. Black businesses in urban and rural areas are featured. His website is alabamagreenbook.com.

“We invite public and private agencies to use the Alabama Green Book to diversify their database of potential contractors and sellers,” Mitchell said. “It will also be a valuable resource for consumers looking to patronize Black-owned businesses in our state.”

The ASBCC creates, fosters and promotes economic development and opportunity for Black communities and its members. Its seven member chambers are the Birmingham Metro Black Chamber, Huntsville Metro Black Chamber, Mobile Area Black Chamber, Northeast Alabama Black Chamber, River Region Black Chamber, Tuscaloosa Area Black Chamber, and Wiregrass Black Chamber.

For more information, please contact Jerry Mitchell at [email protected]

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Black-Owned Business Directory Aims to Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses https://abcdirectory.org/black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses/ Wed, 01 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses/ Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South. (Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for long…. On Monday, August […]]]>

Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South.

(Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for long…. On Monday, August 30, Southern Black Pages officially launches, and plans for a mobile app will be released soon after.

Black Pages of the South is an online/digital directory that lists black-owned businesses in the southern region of the United States. This directory covers blacklisting businesses that range from grocery stores, beauty services, real estate agents, mechanics, professional services and beyond.

“We created Black Pages of the South to make it easier for our black consumers to move the black dollar around,” says Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South. “Our mission and purpose is to help empower our community.”

Prior to founding Black Pages of the South, Ms. Combs owned and operated Southwest Georgia Black Pages, a directory of bestselling magazines developed over 20 years ago. She is known throughout Georgia and Florida as a representative of the black pages while serving the community. Tammy Combs operates Black Pages of the South with Ashley Tucker, who is the editor; and Janay Sharp, who is the editor.

While the Southern Black Pages will feature Black-Owned Businesses in the Southern region of the United States, everyone is welcome to use the service and support Black-Owned Businesses.

All black businesses in the states served will be automatically listed in the directory. If you don’t see your black business listed, entering a business name and contact information in the directory is free at this time. A full color directory that will display paid advertisements of your business will be available soon.

To place an order to have a business listed in the Black Pages of the South online directory and upcoming mobile app, visit blackpagesofthesouth.com under the “Contact Us” section.

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(BPRW) Black-Owned Business Directory Aims to Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses | Press Releases https://abcdirectory.org/bprw-black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses-press-releases/ Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/bprw-black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses-press-releases/ (BPRW) A directory of black-owned businesses aims to connect consumers to black-owned businesses Business resource directory Black Pages of the South launches digital platform August 30, with mobile app to follow (Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site […]]]>

(BPRW) A directory of black-owned businesses aims to connect consumers to black-owned businesses

Business resource directory Black Pages of the South launches digital platform August 30, with mobile app to follow

(Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for longAt Monday, August 30, Southern Black Pages officially launches, and plans for a mobile app will be released soon after.

Southern Black Pages is an online/digital directory that lists Black-owned businesses in the Southern United States. This directory covers blacklists of businesses that range from grocery stores, beauty services, real estate agents, mechanics, professional services and beyond.

“We created Black Pages of the South to make it easier for our black consumers to move the black dollar around,” says Tammy Combs, writer, innovator and entrepreneur who is the publisher of Black Pages of the South. “Our mission and purpose is to help empower our community.”

Prior to founding Black Pages of the South, Ms. Combs owned and operated Southwest Georgia Black Pages – a bestselling magazine directory developed over 20 years ago. She is known throughout Georgia and Florida as a representative of the black pages while serving the community. Tammy Combs operates Black Pages of the South with Ashley Tucker, who is the editor; and Janay Sharp, editor.

While the Southern Black Pages will feature Black-Owned Businesses in the Southern region of the United States, everyone is welcome to use the service and support Black-Owned Businesses.

All black businesses in the states served will automatically be entered into the directory. If you don’t see your black business listed, entering a business name and contact information into the directory is free at this time. A full color directory that will display paid advertisements of your business will be available soon.

To place an order to have a business listed in the Black Pages of the South online directory and upcoming mobile app, visit blackpagesofthesouth.com in the “Contact Us” section.

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The Right Place launches a diverse business directory https://abcdirectory.org/the-right-place-launches-a-diverse-business-directory/ Thu, 10 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-right-place-launches-a-diverse-business-directory/ GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Right Place has launched an online business directory highlighting more than 1,200 West Michigan businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans and people who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender. “Through our work with the Greater Grand Rapids business community, our team was able to identify a significant disconnect […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Right Place has launched an online business directory highlighting more than 1,200 West Michigan businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans and people who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender.

“Through our work with the Greater Grand Rapids business community, our team was able to identify a significant disconnect between minority-owned businesses in the region and businesses seeking to diversify their supply chains,” said Tim Moroz. , senior vice president of strategic initiatives for The Good Place.

“We hope this directory will provide a way to bridge that gap, making this relationship a smoother process for everyone.”

The Right Place is a Grand Rapids-based economic development organization serving Kent, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Ottawa, Allegan, Newaygo, Mecosta, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, Lake and Osceola counties.

To view The Right Place’s diverse business directory, click here.

In a press release, The Right Place said many of the companies listed in the directory came from business applications submitted for COVID-19 emergency public funding administered by The Right Place.

Various businesses located in the 13 county area of ​​The Right Place that wish to be listed in the directory can provide their information here.

The list is restricted to businesses that are at least 51% owned by women, people of color, veterans, and people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender. The list is open to companies from all sectors of the economy.

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The Right Place Launches ‘Diversified Business Directory’ of West Michigan Businesses https://abcdirectory.org/the-right-place-launches-diversified-business-directory-of-west-michigan-businesses/ Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-right-place-launches-diversified-business-directory-of-west-michigan-businesses/ LARGE RAPIDS — The Good Place Inc. released a new digital database of businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community operating in a 13-county region of western Michigan. The diverse business directory, which includes more than 1,200 alphabetical listings, is searchable by business name or industry and also […]]]>

LARGE RAPIDS — The Good Place Inc. released a new digital database of businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community operating in a 13-county region of western Michigan.

The diverse business directory, which includes more than 1,200 alphabetical listings, is searchable by business name or industry and also includes business phone number, location and website. The Right Place launched the directory in accordance with its strategic plan, which includes a goal of increasing economic inclusion.


“Through our work with the Greater Grand Rapids business community, our team was able to identify a significant disconnect between minority-owned businesses in the region and businesses seeking to diversify their supply chains,” Tim Mroz, vice -senior president of strategic initiatives for The Right Place, said in a statement. “We hope this directory will provide a way to bridge that gap, making this relationship a smoother process for everyone.”

The Right Place gathered much of the directory information from applications companies submitted for COVID-19 emergency relief grant funding in 2020. The regional economic development agency exported elements of the applications to use in the directory.

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation helped fund the initiative.

The directory contains businesses located in Kent, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Ottawa, Allegan, Newaygo, Mecosta, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, Lake and Osceola counties. Unlisted companies that meet the US Small Business Administration’s definition for minority ownership can submit a request for listing.

In addition to the directory, The Right Place is leveraging its Inclusive Learning Lab project with the Brookings Institution to advance business development and talent initiatives for minority-owned businesses.

“Priorizing economic inclusion is critical to the long-term success of our region,” The Right Place President and CEO Randy Thelen said in a statement. “As the region’s economic development organization, it is The Right Place’s responsibility to be part of the solution to advancing (diversity, equity and inclusion) in our business community.”

“Our organization is focused on three fundamental pillars: People, Place and Prosperity,” added Thelen. “For our community to thrive, we must ensure that all members of our community have the tools to reach their full potential, and that Greater Grand Rapids is a place where anyone, from any background, can flourish.”

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Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance to Launch Hastings Street Index Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday. Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses. The MDBBA […]]]>

The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday.

Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses.

The MDBBA is planning a virtual launch event at 2 p.m. Monday with local historian Jamon Jordan, president and CEO Charity Dean said.

The city razed the north-south Hastings Road and the Black Bottom area during a forced resettlement of black residents and their thriving businesses to build I-375 and Lafayette Park in the 1950s and 1960s.

Members of the newly created Chamber of Commerce can be listed in the Hastings Street Index, as well as those who are not – although without a membership a business cannot develop its profile as much.

“It will be something that will grow iteratively as we get more people to sign up to join the directory,” Dean said.

The directory’s search function will work much like the restaurant search engine and review site Yelp.com, she added.

“You can put on tacos and it will make any business that has tacos take off,” she said.

Romulus-based Bradley Creative Group LLC has created the Hastings Street Index, which Dean says will cost around $100,000. The chamber has raised around $30,000 so far for the launch. Sponsors include Detroit-based Walker-Miller Energy Services, Go Daddy, Comcast, New Economy Initiative and Goldman Sachs, according to Dean. The site itself should also generate revenue later through advertising.

The MDBBA was launched in March to converge and amplify the voices of black business owners. It aimed to address the needs of business communities that have faced structural racism, and have been underserved and discriminated against for decades.

The organization also signed a lease for a 2,200 square foot downtown business resource center at 1234 Washington Blvd. with meeting and work space, printers and more for members. It’s to open this summer.

Dean, a former director of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity, leads the regional organization alongside another former Detroit executive, MDBBA COO Kai Bowman. TCF Bank has committed $1 million over five years to this effort.

The chamber has about 100 members. Its targeted budget for the year is $1.4 million and it has already raised over $400,000.

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WNY Woman-Owned Business Directory launched https://abcdirectory.org/wny-woman-owned-business-directory-launched/ Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/wny-woman-owned-business-directory-launched/ Have you ever wondered what the local landscape looks like, in terms of the number of WNY women-owned businesses in our community? In recent years, more and more women-owned businesses have been established, helping to create a more diverse economy in the region. When the pandemic hit, the WNY Women’s Foundation sought to find a […]]]>

Have you ever wondered what the local landscape looks like, in terms of the number of WNY women-owned businesses in our community? In recent years, more and more women-owned businesses have been established, helping to create a more diverse economy in the region.

When the pandemic hit, the WNY Women’s Foundation sought to find a way to ensure that these female entrepreneurs would not be as at risk, which is why the organization created a directory called the WNY Women-Owned Business Directory. The Foundation believed that this new repertoire would benefit women who “continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic”.

To date, more than 230 local women-owned businesses are listed in the Participatory Business Directory, which will be officially launched later this week. At this point the website is live, for anyone who wants to get a preview (or add their business) before the official launch.

All companies currently listed are offering services during the pandemic.

Visit the WNY Woman-Owned Business Directory.

E-mail wnywfdn@wnywfdn.org for questions.

Newell Nussbaumer is ‘queenseyes’ – Eyes of the Queen City and founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder of the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival. Co-founder of the Powder Keg Festival which built the largest ice maze in the world (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter party. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of the Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of retro and vintage market The Peddler on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Launches the Witches’ Ball in Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival and the Flutterby Festival.

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