“From 2002 to 2007, the number of black-owned businesses increased by 60.5 percent to 1.9 million, more than triple the national rate of 18.0 percent.”
– U.S. Economic Census 2007

As young minority professionals working in corporate America, we find ourselves searching for opportunities to serve our communities, specifically the black community. Typically, we are encouraged to start new businesses. While the development of new black businesses is necessary for economic growth, we have concluded that it is equally as important to empower and uplift the black businesses that already exist.

That's why we created the I Am Black Business movement.

We will leverage the proliferation of mobile technology, and create a medium of communication for business owners and their customers. Ultimately, our goal is to educate black business owners on the power of technology and give them a tool that will help them improve their business reach and profitability. In addition, our goal is to equip customers with a tool that will allow them to consciously decide where they spend their money and who they are supporting.