Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

This week, we will be talking about actionable ways to support black-owned businesses in your local communities.

Topic: Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses

When: Wednesday, February 03, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Sandy Smith: Award winner, speaker, educator and founder of YesIAmCheap and Elevate Money; Tarra Jackson: Ms. Madam Money, Personal Finance Expert and founder of the DUALpreneur; Anthony Copeman: Cultural Architect and Founder of Financial Lituation and $hares TV; Kevin L. Matthews II, MSTC: Best-selling author, former financial advisor and founder of BuildingBread.com Dywane Hall: Your Retirement Resource; Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Jorrell Bland: Client Services Manager, Mitlin Financial; Take Charge America; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian; Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1. Why is it important to support black-owned businesses? 
  2. What are some challenges or hurdles black-owned businesses may face when trying to be successful?
  3. How do you find black-owned businesses? 
  4. How can black-owned small businesses obtain funding (loans and grants)? 
  5. How can a black-owned small business establish a business credit report? 
  6. What are some ways black-owned small businesses can market themselves? 
  7. Can you share some black-owned businesses you currently support? 
  8. What are some additional ways you can support black-owned small businesses in addition to purchasing from them? 
  9. How do you raise awareness of black-owned small businesses in your community? 
  10. Any final tips for ways to support black-owned businesses? 

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.