The Buy from a Black Woman Directory App & Online

Creating The Buy from a Black Woman Directory App & Online University to help empower, educate and inspire Black Women Business Owners.

Nikki
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Project Ends on July 25, 2018

Project Description

Black Women Business Owners are the most rapidly growing group of entrepreneurs and are booming economic force in the U.S. Despite all of this, they still lack some of the fundamental support needed when it comes to the development of long-standing businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. 

Buy from a Black Woman wants to change that. 

About Buy from a Black Woman...

Since 2016 Buy from a Black Woman (BFABW) has empowered, educated & inspired Black Women Business Owners and the people who support them. A registered tax-exempt nonprofit 501©(3) organization BFABW is on a mission to ensure that Black Women Business Owners are equipped with the tools and resources that will allow them to be successful. With our educational programs, peer to peer mentoring, business listing and funding opportunities, Buy from a Black Woman has been able to help empower, educate and inspire so many Black Women Business Owners… 

2017 Empowerment Pop-Up with Two Dough Girls
2017 Empowerment Pop-Up with Two Dough Girls

Who am I...

Hi. I’m Nikki and I’m a Black Woman Business Owner.  I founded Buy from a Black Woman after I visiting a marketplace of women business owners who looked nothing like me. All the things that they sold were things I bought from Black Women, yet, this marketplace had not one I could support. There was a women there who had sold out of lip gloss for $20 each. Lip. Gloss. And was sold out. 

It was then that I turned to the friend I was with me and said “People need to buy from Black Women like this.” 

And so my mission was born and my purpose was revealed.

I needed to spread the word about businesses owned by Black Women.

Brunch & Create Workshop Event
Brunch & Create Workshop Event

I needed to figure out a way to provide support for Black Women entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in my community. So, the Black Women Directory was created. 

I wanted to help Black Women who had/have an idea for a business but lacked funding to get started, so The Black Woman Business Grant was created. 

I wanted to have a platform for Black Women to receive and provide information to other Black Women when it comes to growing and staying in business. So the Idella Scholarship was created in addition to so many other programs and events.

And so many other programs and events were created. 

 But I want to do more. 

 Because…we deserve & need so much more. 

2017 Black Woman Grant Winner Taupe Coat 
2017 Black Woman Grant Winner Taupe Coat

 

 What am I trying to fund… 

 The Black Woman Online Directory (Jan 2019) 

When you visit www.buyfromablackwoman.org you can access  a listing of businesses owned and operated by Black Women. But listen, it’s 2018. There are apps for any and everything and guess what?  BFABW needs an app. This app will allow shoppers to locate businesses owned and operated by Black Women in their areas. This allows for not only consciously but also conveniently consumership in our Black Communities. Who doesn’t want that?

 Buy from a Black Woman Online University (Jan 2019) 

The BFABW Online University will host and house educational classes like creating a business plan (there is one on out youtube channel right now) how to design a website and an array of other important classes you need to help you not only get started with your business, but to keep your business in business. 

 So why crowdfund now... 

Black Woman Business Owner Je of @ Gold Standard Creative shows her support for the #BuyFromABlackWoman movement. PhotoCred: @Daceeveryseason
Black Woman Business Owner Je of @ Gold Standard Creative shows her support for the #BuyFromABlackWoman movement. PhotoCred: @Daceeveryseason

This answer is two fold. To help raise funds and also to help spread awareness. I’m crowdfunding to help pay for development, recording, equipment, and everything else needed to take BFABW to the next level. Thus far, all the resources that BFABW has provided have been funded with my own money and a sporadic donations here and there that I am beyond grateful for. I know the more we can have people support, the more we can accomplish. As a thank you for your generosity, each donation level will offer a rewards of a Buy from a Black Woman Awareness pieces created specifically for this Fundraising project. Oh, and each of the pieces comes from a Black Woman Business Owner. (I walk it like I talk it.)

Emmy Nominated Writer, Jon Goode shares his support for Black Women Business Owners with his Buy From a Black Woman Coffee Mug 
Emmy Nominated Writer, Jon Goode shares his support for Black Women Business Owners with his Buy From a Black Woman Coffee Mug

 

Black Women need your help spreading the word about their businesses, so please pledge now. 

We all know a Black Woman Business Owner who needs our support. 

Spend your money places that will help empower your community. 

Inspiring others to do the same.

Thank you for supporting other Black Women. 

Thank you for supporting this Black Woman. 

#BuyFromABlackWoman

Nikki P. 

Slanging Shirts to raise funds for the Black Woman Business Grant
Slanging Shirts to raise funds for the Black Woman Business Grant

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

We are going to do all of this, but can do it faster with your help. Some of the biggest challenges we may face will be technological backend issues which may delay production and launch dates.

 

 

06/18/2018
You got the T-shirt to prove it...
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Monetary Contribution
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06/18/2018
Inspire those around you…
$48
06/19/2018
You got the T-shirt to prove it...
$100
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A conscious consumer…
$28
06/19/2018
You got the T-shirt to prove it...
$98
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Inspire those around you…
$50
06/20/2018
Inspire those around you…
$48
06/20/2018
You got the T-shirt to prove it...
$98
06/20/2018
Taking the pledge...
$18
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$8
An empowerment note...

Everything counts and we are grateful for your support. You’ll receive an email extending my eternal appreciaton for supporting not only this project but support Black Women Business Owners.

0 Supporters
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$18
Taking the pledge...

For showing your support, you will always be able to show your support with this BFABW Awareness Campaign Button. To help spread the awareness of businesses owned and operated By Black Women.

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3 Supporters
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$28
A conscious consumer…

Start your morning showing your support for Black Women Business Owners with the BFABW Awareness Campaign Coffee mug.

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4 Supporters
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$48
Inspire those around you…

With this BFABW Awareness Campaign Pouch designed EXCLUSIVELY for the Kickstarter supporters by Line & Honey Artist Amberlee Green, you’ll make a statement where ever you go.

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4 Supporters
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$98
You got the T-shirt to prove it...

You’ll get everything mentioned above plus a T-shirt to show &  prove just how much you support Black Women Business Owners. (T-shirts created by Power in Black)

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6 Supporters
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$498
Together we can do so much more…

Did you know it took $500 to start Buy from a Black Woman. With your $500 pledge, we will be able to keep the party going with the Black Women Business Grant and help another Black Woman start her business.
 

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0 Supporters
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$888
Education is a tool…

Besides the biggest thank you, this will help up kick off the Idella Scholarship Fund. Yup, we are trying to send Black Women back to school to get more training to help grow their businesses. You will also get everything mentioned above.

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0 Supporters
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$4,888
You are the real M.V.P.

Let’s grab lunch at a Black Women's restaurant (I will travel to you) so I can explain all that will be able to happen because of your support. You’ll be named as a BFABW University Donor  and help fund  some other dope things. Oh, and you’ll also get all that other stuff I mentioned above.

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$8
An empowerment note...

Everything counts and we are grateful for your support. You’ll receive an email extending my eternal appreciaton for supporting not only this project but support Black Women Business Owners.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$18
Taking the pledge...

For showing your support, you will always be able to show your support with this BFABW Awareness Campaign Button. To help spread the awareness of businesses owned and operated By Black Women.

247 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$28
A conscious consumer…

Start your morning showing your support for Black Women Business Owners with the BFABW Awareness Campaign Coffee mug.

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$48
Inspire those around you…

With this BFABW Awareness Campaign Pouch designed EXCLUSIVELY for the Kickstarter supporters by Line & Honey Artist Amberlee Green, you’ll make a statement where ever you go.

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$98
You got the T-shirt to prove it...

You’ll get everything mentioned above plus a T-shirt to show &  prove just how much you support Black Women Business Owners. (T-shirts created by Power in Black)

94 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$498
Together we can do so much more…

Did you know it took $500 to start Buy from a Black Woman. With your $500 pledge, we will be able to keep the party going with the Black Women Business Grant and help another Black Woman start her business.
 

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$888
Education is a tool…

Besides the biggest thank you, this will help up kick off the Idella Scholarship Fund. Yup, we are trying to send Black Women back to school to get more training to help grow their businesses. You will also get everything mentioned above.

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$4,888
You are the real M.V.P.

Let’s grab lunch at a Black Women's restaurant (I will travel to you) so I can explain all that will be able to happen because of your support. You’ll be named as a BFABW University Donor  and help fund  some other dope things. Oh, and you’ll also get all that other stuff I mentioned above.

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward