I’m incredibly grateful for the awesome support my team and I received from the African and Caribbean community in regards to buying tickets for the launch of @shakolondon #INeverExperredIt
The notion that black people don’t support each other in business has not been our experience, and for this we’re grateful.
The owner of the @theinstituteoflight
is an amazing #blackbusinessowner
who is rooting for us to #succeed
The agency we use to secure waiting staff, grill chefs and kitchen porters is 100% black owned.
The grocery stores we purchase African ingredients from are 100% black owned.
The butchers who supply all the #halal
compliant meat and poultry are owned by North Africans (black). The brand designer we worked with to enhance my initial logo design for #shakolondon
is a talented #blackdesigner
I believe if we want to economically #empower
our community we need to continue supporting our #african
and #carribbean #entrepreneurs
Black people have tremendous buying power, however, it is often spent outside of our community.
Black-owned business cannot survive if we give our #money
If you’re unhappy about the level of service you receive from black establishments, as a customer you have the right to complain. Share your feedback, critique is how we can improve the overall standards and customer experience.
Don’t cancel ALL black businesses , just because of one or two bad encounters. Take your business to other black companies. Please stop perpetuating the misconception that black businesses are unprofessional because that’s #fakenews
Finally stop asking for discounts or freebies from black #startups
, especially those owned by your #family
because that’s not supporting it is taking advantage #isaidwhatisaid
Ultimately, I pray that the momentum continues, and more black-owned companies grow into major successes (Amin Ase). #blackexcellence #togetherwerise #blackpower #blackempowerment #blackmoney #blm #blackhistorymonth #blackfuture #bossbabe #bossmoves #ceo #chef #restaurant #foodpreneur