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Have you seen Hello Alice's crowdsourced Black-Owned Business Directory? The database contains hundreds of incredible Black-owned small businesses located across the country, each with their own impact on their community. We can't wait for this list to grow even more in the coming months.
Targeted support for these New Majority owners is crucial — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent Hello Alice Impact Report revealed the unique and persistent barriers faced by Black-owned businesses, including access to capital, lack of generational wealth, and the need for support from investors, industry groups, and government leaders.
That's why we were proud to see Phyllis Newhouse, the founder and CEO of Xtreme Solutions and a Hello Alice investor, step up and create the #SeeTheColor challenge to amplify stories about outstanding Black business owners.
How do you participate? First, pick a Black business owner that goes above and beyond. Then you can take to social media and either post a photo of the nominee or record a 30-60 video with the following information:
- Name of the business
- Name of the business owner
- Why this person makes a positive impact on the community
Be sure to use the #SeeTheColor hashtag in the post and consider tagging Phyllis on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. If you join the #SeeTheColor Facebook group, you will be considered for a chance to appear on the weekly LITalks Podcast, too. The idea is to simply spread joy and raise awareness of the amazing impact of Black business owners across America.
Below, check out some of the nominations and more instructions on how to participate in the challenge via Instagram:
Looking for more ways to foster a fair and equitable small business environment? Check out the Hello Alice Engage Thoughtfully & Consciously Online Guide.