Buy More Black Challenge: Day 6
Week 1: Making the Switch
This Week’s Goal: Learn the seven step process that will make it much easier for you to start buying more Black products and services.
Day 6: Determine your options for purchasing
Today’s Task: Determine your options for purchasing the products and services on your list
Black-owned businesses are sometimes operating at a deficiency in resources. Those resources can be funds (which hopefully you’ll be helping them in that area), information and skill sets. No matter what, our greatest asset as a community will always be our people, so pouring into them is essential.
I say all this to say, if you happen to have a poor experience with a Black business owner, perhaps pulling them aside or shooting them an email with some helpful resources will help them and their business to improve.
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Although this won’t be your experience with every Black-owned business, you may come across a business that doesn’t have their payment processing in order. Meaning, when you find what you want to purchase from them, they may not have a system in which you can actually pay them. You can do, one of two things to help them out. 1.) Forward them a link to my course here or 2.) Be prepared to pay with cash.
I hope it’s rare that you bump into a business that isn’t equipped to accept your check, credit or debit payments, but there are levels to this ish man. Bear with them and don’t let that one experience stop you from buying Black-owned products or services from another vendor. Not every business is created equal and access to financial information and resources is a privilege. That’s why I’m really passionate about teaching you how to be a good consumer to Black-owned businesses and teaching Black business owners how to monetize their magic the right way.