Sales are up 650% on WE BUY BLACK. WHY because capitalism is the way.
People are feeling helpless and not able to contribute to the healing the pain their neighbors are feeling. that sucks. Money does’t solve every problem but it helps.
Think about the Haiti earthquake over 1 billion dollars were given to the red cross, even though only 6 houses were built. Many people could rest easy knowing they had given 25-100 dollars to a terrible cause far away.
I am suggesting the same thing here. Putting money into the hands of folks who may hire relatives, family members, and help pay for school/tutoring/sports teams.
but these are the TWO photos circulating the internet.
that equals 500,000 peoples lives changing ,recovering and engaging in the economy.
imagine if its 1,000,000 black people hire 2-4 people that’s 3 million to 5 million people completely affected.
Why is this important right now? HIGH numbers of folks without a job and becoming entrepreneurs by necessity.
When you add the number of working age Americans that are “officially unemployed” (7.4 million) to the number of working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force” (an all-time record high of 94.7 million), you get a grand total of 102.1 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.
Again I will continue to say black unemployment is so high because black entrepreneurship is so low.
People on these websites are having business spikes all week because Americans do not have a place to donate, but want to help. I have had several non black friends ask what they could do. With a shoulder shrug I just say, donate to charity and support a small business. I know it sounds counterproductive but its not. Many of these shootings happen with men with felonies, sometimes not and supporting their families the best way possible. Even with alton sterling he was selling CDs at a store for over 5 years. he had a small business, not matter what you think of it. Do I wish he could have sold things on amazon, ebay, or other websites? SURE. Not everyone has the skills or ability to jump online and sell like that. I want to change that. The reason I have wrote ebooks, produce courses, and consult folks so they KNOW and take advantage of their options.
People will say what difference does $25 dollars make?
$25 x 1 million people feeling the exact way you do hopeless, frustrated and unable to help that’s $25 million alone. Imagine telling 10 of your friends on facebook and real life what you did. 10 million friends also spending $25 = $250 million dollars in change.
its that simple and possible.
why does capitalism solve problems? Because many time folks are walking around with citations, unpaid traffic tickets, and many other issues that $100-$1000 clear up.
capitalism also allows people to rise.
the small business rates and the unemployment rates
1 in 10 Asians own a business and 3 % unemployment
1 in 34 whites own a business and 5-6% unemployment
1 in 54 Hispanics own a business and 7-8% unemployment
1 in 105 blacks own a business and 9-10% unemployment (Chicago 50% black male unemployment)
Some good news though from Forbes about the fastest growing businesses in america.
The number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.
I think this is coming from high education rates of African American woman, or using skills to create a job for yourself.
Look we all love to BUY LOCAL, this is the SAME idea. Buying from small business and local business helps grow more of what we all want to see, healthy communities.
- buy local/buy small business
- share with your friends or on social media of your purchase (if you want to spread the word)
- enjoy products
Here are a few videos to help you in your business starting, business building, or supporting local business videos.