Given how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everything and small businesses, especially the ones owned by members of the Black community.
This guide will provide the essential tools and resources for Black business owners and entrepreneurs, keep on reading..
Earlier this year, Facebook launched multiple programs, including a $100M grant program to help small business owners dealing with hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To further support Black business owners and the Black community, Facebook double-downed on their first grant program with an additional $100 million investment to support Black-owner businesses, creators along with non-profits.
Businesses can go to Facebook.com/grantsforbusiness to see whether they’re eligible and for more details about the program and how to apply.
It is reported that 50 % of businesses surveyed in 15 countries were making at least 25% of their sales online during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Facebook’s going to feature Black-owned businesses in the Businesses Nearby platform to help people find Black-owned businesses in their local community, besides click through to message them or shop with them.
Additionally, Facebook created Lift Black Vices in order to highlight stories from Black people, inspire people in order to take action through fundraising for racial justice causes, and share educational resources.
However, talking about Instagram, Facebook will surface accounts in order to help people take action for racial justice along with continuing the #ShareBlackStories editorial series on @instagram, @creators, @shop, @design, and @instagramforbusiness in order to amplify the voices of Black creators, activists, artists, and businesses.