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A Business Directory – for us, and by us

Black2Business is an online one-stop business directory for all product and service providers from the African/Caribbean diaspora within the UK.

The ‘Black Pound’ is important, and the remit of this platform is to facilitate economic empowerment within our community through the support and growth of black-owned businesses, sole traders and freelancers.

Black2Business offers a user friendly, mobile-optimised interface to retrieve details of black-owned businesses and service providers using categories, keywords or entering a postcode, nearby location or landmark – refining broader search results by specifying a mile radius of your choosing.

Why list with us?

What makes Black2Business different to the various directories that have preceded it is that it’s ability to tap into mainstream services such as Google Maps, Facebook Messenger and Opentable. It’s not enough for a business to be one of many phone numbers on a long list, but rather to offer a way in which potential customers can connect and engage effortlessly. Black2Business connects to these other leading platforms to enable its users to (for example) conveniently email or ‘live chat’ with product/service providers from their smartphones, to reproduce their menus online, to accept online reservations and the booking of appointments, and many other convenient features etc.. all directly within the listing page itself.

Providers can also customise the User Interface of their dedicated listing page (using tabbed and accordion menus) image galleries, embed promotional videos, publish promotional codes for potential customers and list events related to their business while managing the incoming bookings.

Service & Support, with a human touch

For those that aren’t so tech savvy, Black2Business still has you covered!

We offer a range of preconfigured page templates to expedite your listing. We have a collection of instructional support videos that will guide you through how to make the most of all of the listing features that our platform has to offer. We also offer customer service with a human touch; allowing for you to speak directly to a member of our team who will then (after asking a few simple questions) list your business on the platform on your behalf.

Cost & Community engagement

Black2Business offers a 100% free basic Listing tier, and offers more premium features at a very reasonable rate. With the exception of Ad revenue, Black2Business is a not-for-profit venture, and any revenue generated from user subscriptions is donated to good causes that benefit the Black community, as well as covering operational costs.

The only obligation the platform has upon its members is to embrace a shared responsibility to keep the directory relevantand reliable. Therefore Black2Business strongly encourages the reporting of expired listings and businesses are that no longer in operation.

We also encourage our users to spread the word. A business directory is only as good as its listings and user base. Consider ‘buying black first’, and use our directory as your first port of call if looking for a product or service provider. Tell your friends, family and associates about us and encourage them to list, using the ‘Recommend Our Platform’ form at the bottom of all of our pages, and upon entering their email address we will send them a message pre-formatted with information and promotional incentives to invite them to join our growing platform. You can go one step further and even list on their behalf, as we make it easy for a business owner to claim a listing (upon verification) that will result in them being offered their own user profile and facility to customise the listing to their preference. We will even send you a free stack of promotional flyers for you to pass onto black-owned businesses within your local area!

Helping one, help many…

As members of the diaspora, we all have a shared interest to support one another. You have nothing to lose from taking a few moments to list your business / venture so please join our platform today. Furthermore, when we make decision to spend our ‘Black Pound’, Let’s do our very best to keep that commerce within our community.

Please consult our FAQs for further information and technical support.

Let’s get ‘black’ to business!

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Our Listing Plans begin with a 100% Free tier with no obligation

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