The Black Lives Matter movement has succeeded in educating and enlightening society at large about the need to give more support to the black community and black-owned businesses. All we ask is that you spend more with black owned business each month, and if you can, support the black business campaigns and activities out there.
Our aim is to make it easy for you to do this, so to keep up the momentum and exposure that BLM has brought to black businesses this month, we’ve created #BlackBizDay, which will take place on the 2nd day of every month (the monthiversary of #BlackOutTuesday).
TAKE THE BLACK BIZ CHALLENGE
Business owners and customers from around the world, especially in the USA, UK, France, Germany and South Africa, are all taking the challenge. Here’s how to take part:
On the 2nd day of the month (2nd July, 2nd August, etc.) you should
- Publish a post on social media, and pledge to spend money on some black-owned businesses during the month
- In your post, tag 5 or more people and challenge them to repost/make their own post with the same pledge, and remind them to tag 5 or more people as well to keep the chain going
- Tag @alwaysstartwith [1million followers], @glamafricamag [42,000 followers] and @diversityforumlive on Instagram for the chance to be reshared, especially if you’re looking to promote yourself or your own business.
You can copy and paste these bullet points into your caption so the people you challenge next will know how it works. For the post itself, you can publish anything from a photo of yourself to a product/brand you love, a short video about why you think others should join the challenge or use one of our square or long templates from HERE
Join us as we encourage the world to make supporting black businesses a way of life.
AS AN INDIVIDUAL
You can find black businesses to support on #BlackBizDay on https://blackbiz.diversityforum.live or any other directory for black-owned businesses (see list below). We hope that in time, this will help you buy more from black owned businesses and services providers.
AS A BLACK BUSINESS OWNER
Ensure you register your business to get all the support and patronage on #BlackBizDay. Register here https://blackbiz.diversityforum.live/register-to-submit-your-items/
AS AN ALLY
You can join the fight to uplift black people in our society by supporting this community. Buy more from black business owners and services providers, and if you’re not sure where to begin, this directory should help you get started https://blackbiz.diversityforum.live
BLACK OWNED DIRECTORIES BY COUNTRY
Start promoting your business and join our free directory BlackBiz by Diversity Forum Live