In 2003 The U.S. Census indicateded there were more than thirty-thousand (30,000) Black Owned Businesses between Washington, DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding counties. However, try finding them!
For the same time and geographic area Black people spent more that fourteen-billion dollars into the local economy with less than one-billion staying in the Black community. Our research, and these facts, caused us to take a critical look at what was happening with Black Businesses and Black Consumers. We learned the following:
- 85% of Black Businesses are single owner operated and in many instances is the second job of the owner
- Most Black Businesses can't be found because they don't advertise; this comes as a result of ignorance about advertising, having no advertising vision, no advertising plan and, of course, creating no advertising budget.
- Black consumers can't find Black Businesses - that is, they have no way of knowing the Black Business exist unless the business advertises and unless they have a resource that points the direction to where the Black Business is.
- Black people have been conditioned to spend their money with other people without knowing or thinking about the impoverishing consequences to Black Businesses or to the Black community as a whole.
- The American system has been set up to encourage Black Consumers to spend outside of their community (outside of the Black Economy). Systems have been created via education, media, and transportation that direct Black People to other communities, malls and businesses that Black people do not own or control.
- Black people do not know or understand that the rule of the game is to keep their money in the Black Community, circulating within the Black Economy for as long as possible; that they should seek the money and resources of others to bring to the Black Community /Black Economy; and to enrich, empower, to grow and to secure the Black Community. Instead…
- Black people without knowing, thinking, or caring, consistently spend their wealth and resources with outsiders draining the Black Community / Economy and creating and maintaining Black poverty, and economic powerlessness.
- Black people have been conditioned to allow non-Black people into their communities to establish businesses and drain their economy.
In response to this understanding and these conditions
we created BmoreBlack.com - Baltimore's Black Business Directory with the objective of supporting Black Businesses and Black Consumers to connect with each other, with the following objects:
- Create a Resource that promotes Black Businesses
- Help the Black community find Black Businesses
- Encourage Black people to spend their money and resources with Black Businesses
- Help the Black Community to know and understand how to keep their money and resources in the Black Community / Economy
BmoreBlack.Com - Baltimore's Black Business Directory was created to bridge the gap between Black Businesses and Black Consumers
Why Use BmoreBlack.Com
Using BmoreBlack.Com has significant benefits for the Black Community, Black Businesses, and for the Black Economy. Money is like blood to a body; keeping it in the body, in this case the Black Community / Economy keeps it alive. When the community loses money, like the body losing blood, it can die. Using BmoreBlack.Com has the following benefits:
- Keeps money and resources in the Black Community / Economy
- Circulates Black wealth and resources throughout the Black Community / Economy
- Supports Black economic unity and power
- Supports Black economic growth and development
How to Use BmoreBlack.Com
Using BmoreBlack.Com is easy when you do the following:
- Visit this site on a regular basis, as often as once per week
- Become familiar with the businesses and types of businesses listed
- Before you spend your money, 'Think Black', then look for the business and service you need on BmoreBlack.Com
- Determine to circulate your money and resource in the Black Community / Economy; create a plan-of-action, then follow it
- Use BmoreBlack.Com wherever you are, at home, at work…wherever you have access to a computer or a cell-phone that can access the Internet
Who Should Use BmoreBlack.Com
Everyone should use BmoreBlack.Com especially Black people.
White people, (Caucasians), Asians and others should use it out of fairness in trade,
since Black people spend billions more money and resource with Whites and Asians than they do with themselves and lots more than Whites or Asians spend with Black People.