Here's another reason to enjoy the last full month of summer - August is Black Business Month. This celebration dates back to 2004 when founders John William Templeton and Fredrick E. Jordan Sr. sought "to drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African American businesses." Black businesses are vital and often provide care and services that can not be found outside of cultural circles. When Black businesses thrive the ripple impacts the entire community.
Black businesses are more likely to hire within the community keeping money within Black hands longer. Black ownership helps create wealth, in turn reducing economic disparities. Like with any small business, Black businesses allow creators to live out a dream versus your purchase helping a huge CEO purchase a third yacht. And for women entrepreneurs specifically, a mother's economic standing and education impact the future generation they are raising. Supporting Black Business Month supports economic freedom within the Black community. Here's what we have planned:
This month our studio is hosting an intimate wellness and creative workshop led by Black women entrepreneur, Anea Michelle. As an in-store yoga practice, guest will discover, connect, and (possibly) break a sweat. Hang out with us in real life and take a peek at soon to be released items in our workshop.
More information will be posted soon for you to join us.