Looking to support black-owned businesses? Here are five directories to bookmark right now!
If you haven't noticed many people are looking for ways to show their support to the black community by actively seeking black-owned businesses cross the GTA. If you are reading this, we will assume you are one of those people! So what happens if you need a haircut but don't know what barber shops close to you are black-owned?
Allow us to introduce you to some resources that make the search for pretty much anything, so much easier than googling "black-owned barbershop"
Ofcourse top of the list is our own business directory. Highlighting popular categories like restaurants which feature all things food related and some not so every-day category needs like professional services featuring accountants, financial planners and more. Whatever you are looking for can pretty much be found in our extensive directory. Complete with a search function, finding a specific type of business is so easy. The search functionality is extended to social media with categorized Instagram highlights to make it even easier to find what you need when you need it.
2. The K-Scope
If you are a huge foodie who loves fashion then this directory is for you. The icing on the cake is the regular discounts . So whether you are missing mama's cooking, looking to try a cuisine from an #African country or need to rep the culture with some African inspired fashion pieces all at a friendly price then The K Scope has you covered.
Malcolm's choice exists to connect businesses to potential customers by offering a strong online presence. Their business directory offeres a condensed catelogue with a powerful search tool that allows filtering not only by category but region and rating. Talk about a list of the top rated black businesses.
Black Owned Unity is all about building economic power by creating opportunities for black-owned businesses. Their primary approach is through events, most notable the Black Owned Unity Christmas Market. If you thought there were very few black businesses in the GTA, showing up to these events will prove you very wrong. Get on their mailing list and don't miss the next event.
5. By Blacks
ByBlacks.com is an online magazine and one stop resource for all things black in Toronto. Not only does it house a robust directory complete with a map view, it highlights news about the culture from entertainment to experts in different industries. ByBlacks.com also hosts the annual People's Choice Awards.