Believe it or not, I’ve spent a good portion of the last ten years searching for Black Businesses Online. I like convenience as much as the next shopper, but it’s almost impossible to shop conveniently when trying to support other black owned businesses. I’m sure you know what I mean. It’s ten times easier to simply go to your local Walmart or Target for just about everything, than it is to find local black products and black business owners to support.
Finding Black Businesses isn’t always easy, but it’s a challenge worth undertaking. Being a black entrepreneur, I feel it’s important to support other black businesses as much as I expect others to support me. Long story short, among the many things that I do online, I maintain the Search Urban Directory, which is in my opinion one of the biggest and most comprehensive online directories of black businesses and black websites.
I’m always impressed by the new and exciting minority owned businesses that are submitted to the Search Urban Directory on a weekly basis. Contrary to popular belief, we do have an ever growing number of black inventors and innovators creating products and services designed to make our lives better. If I can support them simply by maintaining this directory, I know that I’m making it a little easier and a little more convenient for other black consumers to commit to buying black online and in their local communities.