5 ways to show up for National Women’s Small Business Month

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As of late October, black women are still the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. But even with their meteoric rise in the business world, the job is not easy.

These inspirational women pursue multiple professions and simultaneously launch business ventures as a means to achieve economic success and generational wealth. However, they continue to face disproportionate headwinds, including dealing with microaggressions, access Capital cityand building support networks.

In solidarity, BLACK CORPORATE has served as a guide for black entrepreneurs looking to launch and grow their businesses since the end Earl G. Graves, Sr. publishes the first issue of the magazine in 1970.

Join us in our tireless efforts to celebrate and support female entrepreneurship during National Women’s Small Business Month.

Participate or organize an event

You really need a village. Whether it’s a conference, webinar, seminar or workshop, these efforts amplify the needs of small enterprises.

For instance, BLACK CORPORATE hosts its next virtual Sisters Inc. on November 2 to inspire, empower and connect Black women entrepreneurs, job creators, economic engines and community transformers. This one-day, solutions-focused event promotes businesses big and small. It will feature powerful and dynamic women and small business owners as they share resources, overcome common challenges and grow together through sisterhood.

Cherae Robinson (Screenshot: SistersInc podcast)

Sisters Inc. podcast episode 11

Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene (Screenshot: SistersInc podcast)

Stay up to date with the growing community

With the immense growth of women bosses, it is not easy to have access to all small businesses in one place. We’ve seen search evolve, but engines are still complicated as the internet grows by thousands of websites per day. Historically underserved people can often get lost without efforts to put their business first.

Black women understand the importance of exposure, so building a search engine to make finding all things black more useful, social, and equal is a no-brainer.

Take a look at this visionary, former journalist and Hihat founder Ngozi Ahanotu, which amplifies the Black experience while making it easier to access. Read his story here.

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(Photo: Ngozi Ahanotu, founder of Hihat)

Invest in a small business. Consistency is the key.

Investments in black women entrepreneurs can offer a pathway to catalyze a more equitable and inclusive funding and support ecosystem. From this perspective, entrepreneurship calls for consistent support.

If you’re looking for ways to spend more of your money on your favorite small business or discovering a new gem, create an intentional budget. You can try allocating money to these goals.

(Image: iStock/SolStock)

(Image: iStock/SolStock)

Generate profits with National Women’s Small Business Month promotions

This month calls for more than a celebration. If you are an entrepreneur, this is an opportunity to create savvy promotions for advocacy purposes. Proportions can be given to organizations focused on women-owned small businesses.

(Image: iStock/PeopleImages)

(Image: iStock/PeopleImages)

Show your love on social media

A positive article or review can enlighten brands if you buy a product from a small business owned by a black woman. Consumers love testimonials and testimonials can boost sales. With the power of social media, options are multiplying for people to collaborate and uplift each other.

Don’t forget to tag social media handles on posts to put a name on the business.

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