I started this the #CvilleBlackBiz post on Small Business Saturday after a Facebook friend made a comment about the lack of support for local Black-owned businesses. I realized that there was no place for folks to reference the dynamic and growing number of Black-owned small businesses in the area, so I created a Facebook post inviting my Facebook friends to tag local Black-owned businesses in the comments. I was shocked to see how many people began to tag, share, like and comment! I realized that we were amassing quite the number of businesses, and decided to create a space online for folks to reference these businesses! I created a blog post that lists over 60 Black-owned local businesses! Recently, Charlottesville tomorrow interviewed me about the directory!
To learn more about the #CvilleBlackBiz directory check out this article from Charlottesville Tomorrow!
It’s exciting to see this post garner more attention! I hope to continue to grow this list and create a space for Black entrepreneurs to grow and be supported. Click here to see the original post.
If you’d like to add an existing #CvilleBlackBiz to the directory, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org