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42 Black-Owned Businesses to Support this Black History Month

Wondering how to support Black-owned businesses as a business leader? Consider these Black-owned businesses in the B2B space for your own company.

Blog Author - Justworks
Feb 6, 20244 minutes
Blog Author - Justworks

Justworks is a technology company that levels the playing field for all small businesses. Through our software and as a partner, we help our customers take care of their teams, streamline their operations, and navigate the complex aspects of managing a workforce with confidence.

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The history of Black-owned business is long and full of inspiring entrepreneurs. From Madam C.J. Walker, the first Black millionaire, to Robert S. Abbott, who founded the highest-circulating Black-owned newspaper, there are countless examples of trailblazers who paved the way for those who came after (check out Justworks on Instagram as we feature more throughout the month).

Black-owned businesses are a key part of Black History Month, as well as community and entrepreneurship in the present. Today’s Black business owners span industries to bring their ideas to life. This Black History Month, let’s celebrate and support a few of those businesses across the country.

Many people might wonder how to help Black-owned businesses in a meaningful way. The answer is simple: prioritize buying from Black-owned businesses or hiring them for their services. As a business owner or finance leader, prioritizing diversity among your vendors and service providers isn’t just the right thing to do, it can also amplify voices and empower Black-owned companies and entrepreneurs in your community.

Here are just a few Black-owned businesses in the B2B space to consider working with this Black History Month and beyond within our Justworks customer community and in some of our favorite cities across the country.

Ones to Watch: Black-owned Businesses in the Justworks Community

  • Creative Talent Endeavors: Provide retained executive search, specializing in Director-level and above roles for companies seeking to increase representation of women and minority positions in leadership. 

  • Stoovo: Leverages Artificial Intelligence to provide insights that enable gig workers to earn the most money for every minute of their time. 

  • SquadTrip: All-in-one marketing, booking, and payment collection platform for managing and growing your group travel business.

  • Known Holdings: Manages, deploys, structures, and shifts capital in ways that are healthy for the planet and the people on it. 

  • Big Answers LLC: Advisory firm that generates new partnerships and leverages impactful connections in order to successfully execute its clients’ diversity and inclusion objectives.

Going beyond B2B, here are some other amazing Black-owned businesses in the Justworks community to know and support:

  • Killer Snails: Creates award-winning immersive science learning experiences for K-12 schools.

  • Guaranteed: Virtual-first hospice services in a hybrid setting: telemedicine hospice medical care with well vetted and highly trained home hospice aides for all mandatory in-person hospice care.

  • PiperWai: PiperWai uses the best ingredients sourced from nature to create sustainable personal care products that actually work.

  • Eastside Golf: A golf brand designed to make golf more attractive to the younger generation, while making golf a more influential sport.

  • Golde: Easy, superfood-boosted essentials for wellness and beauty. 

Check out more Black-owned businesses (and women-owned businesses) from our community in the Justworks MWBE Directory

And for more Black-owned businesses that might be a good fit to support your company, check out the following ideas and resources in a few select cities around the country. If you don't call these places home, hopefully it will inspire you to search for Black-owned vendors in your own area!

Black-owned Businesses in Los Angeles

  • D & E Management Solutions: Provides management, operational and financial consultation services to mission driven entities.

  • The Network Installers: A network installation provider specializing in low voltage cable installation and wireless access point installation.

  • Native Tongue Communications: First-to-market, MWBE certified, media-led marketing agency.

  • Venture Lynk: Enterprise risk management, project/program management, and system implementation firm that leverages the knowledge and experience of a seasoned consultative team.

  • QualOne Research: Research firm specializing in qualitative market research within the African-American, urban and millennial consumer segments.

  • AG & Associates: Communications agency specializing in public affairs, community outreach and branding.

  • QualityWorks Consulting Group: Software consulting firm offering services in Agile transformation (Project Management and Coaching), Mobile and web Test automation, and more.

  • Ensight Partners Provides specialized coaching, consulting and training to executive and management teams. 

Find more in the searchable lists of Black-owned businesses from the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce and the Greater LA African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAAC) site.

Black-owned Businesses in Miami

  • Swift Sourcing: Branded apparel and products for companies and organizations.

  • The Abraham Consulting Agency LLC: Consulting firm specializing in advancing justice and equity with dignity and intention through global learning and wellbeing, especially for the African diaspora.

  • Maximillian Consultants Inc.: Consulting agency that focuses on cultural events and activities.

  • Go Green Document Solutions Inc: Printing services, signage, engineering documents and more.

  • Roots Printing: A collective that focuses on the support of Black and brown communities throughout Miami through printing, apparel and more.

  • PS Social Miami: A creative agency for today's entrepreneurs, featuring coworking and event space, digital advertising, content creation, and more. 

  • Cellars International Realty, LLC: A certified full-service real estate firm with over 14 years of experience.

Find more Black-owned businesses in the Black Miami Business Guide.

Black-owned Businesses in Austin

  • Astounding Auctions: Women- and Veteran-owned fundraising auctioneers for nonprofits.

  • Black Heights: Leading platform guiding individuals to unlock their career possibility in tech.

  • Cocolevio: Technology firm with expertise in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, and other cutting-edge technologies.

  • Cyber Warfighters Group: Specialize in providing Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Telecommunications services and solutions as a government and commercial contractor.

  • Events Unleashed: Expert in corporate and non-profit event planning.

  • Exp.Design LLC: Create custom interactive learning experiences to reach your customers, KPIs, and the impact you want in less time than you think.​

  • Integrity Vibez Productions: Video production company that produces top-quality projects for a variety of industries.

  • JMTees: Customized apparel and promotional items for small businesses, schools and non-profit organizations.

  • Laundris: Patented AI-powered inventory management for hospitality and vendors.

For more, check out the directory of local Black-owned businesses from the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

Black-owned Businesses in New York City

  • Eat Okra: Resource for the Black-owned food ecosystem by building alongside Black-owned food communities, educating entrepreneurs and pioneering food-industry technology.

  • Fund Black Founders: A rewards-based crowdfunding platform doubling down on Black founders through culturally relevant resources resulting in the birth of more Black businesses.

  • Kimoyo Insights: All-in-one research tool to automate user research across Africa.

  • COI Energy: Full-service digital energy management platform eliminates energy waste in buildings and repurposes that waste for good.

  • GeoCloud: Creates customized location-based solutions for consumers, businesses, and government organizations to reach and engage with the people near their locations. 

  • Vantage Branding & Communications: Helping brands express their unique persona in the most engaging and efficient ways along a digital path to purchase & brand loyalty. 

  • Other People's Capital: Specialize in assisting early-stage firms with innovative ideas that have the potential to create entirely new categories of enterprise. 

  • $NP Designs: Black-owned, woman-owned creative agency that specializes in brand development, web design, graphic design, and augmented reality experiences and art. 

For more Black-owned businesses in NYC, check out the City of New York's Shop Black NYC and Black-Owned Businesses lists.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.
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