Black-owned businesses see surge in support
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As protests for racial injustice continue to spread across the country, so has the push to support black-owned businesses.
According to Google Trends data, from June 1 to June 2 searches for “How to find black-owned businesses in your area” saw 300 percent spike in the US.
Searches for “Black-owned restaurants near me” tripled.
Black-owned business directory apps are also seeing an increase in popularity.
Black-owned business directory apps including EatOkra, Black Wallet and Black Nation have seen spikes in downloads over the past week.
Co-founder of EatOkra Anthony Edwards said he hopes that this is not just a trend.
According to the US Census Bureau, in the US there are nearly 2.6 million black-owned businesses.
According to JPMorgan Chase, black business owners are more likely to run out of operating funds to keep their businesses going while customers are staying home.
Edwards says many black-owned businesses will not make it through the pandemic and that we have a responsibility to make sure “we all thrive.”
Posted – 6.8.20