What is going on in the world? 2020 is looking and feeling like something I’ve read in books. It’s gross; I don’t like it. It forces growth; I looooove that! Do you know what else I love? Black-owned businesses. Outside of purchasing items (much appreciated in advance), here’s a shortlist of what you can do to support black-owned businesses and each other:
- Please don’t ask for a discount. In most cases, prices are not excessive. The amount is for a decent profit. If things are not up to your standard or fitting your price range, move on
- Provide honest feedback on items purchased. DO NOT DRAG A BUSINESS / OWNER/ ENTREPRENEUR. Learning is part of the process, and there are ways to communicate without defamation. – I’m happy to provide a template
- Tag/Repost/Share merchandise you love or think someone else might have an interest in. Spread it all around.
- Don’t just scroll, engage, tell us what you need and want. Suggestions help a whole lot
- Provide a quality product (quality is relative; however, you should be able to stand by your product). If you wouldn’t wear or use it? Should you sell it? Just sayin’
- Customer service needs to be on point. Pleases, thank yous and problem-solving
- If you can, switch it up. Keep it new and exciting.
- Engage your community. Be the social in social media. – I could use the practice here
- Don’t make demands for sales. There’s a thin line between selling and obnoxious
It’s been on my mind, and I hope this helps or at the least gives you something to consider. We are activated! I feel great things coming. I want to see us win. I am manifesting growth in your pockets and wherever you need it.
Have I missed anything? Drop it down below.