In America, August is National Black Business Month – A time when we recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of Black business owners across the country.
Black Business Month began in 2004, when Frederick E. Jordan, an engineer, and John William Templeton, President of eAccess Corp, wanted to highlight and focus on Black business owners.
How many Black-owned businesses are there?
In the most , Black-owned businesses account for 9.4% of all firms in America, with 59% of those businesses operated by Black women.
Between 2007 and 2012, the number of Black-owned businesses also grew 34.5 percent, from 1.9 million to 2.6 million in 2012.
Highlighting Black business owners
At Zopto, we’re proud that we work with business owners in all kinds of sectors and from all over the world.
Osayi, owner of Fit Academy in Philadelphia, is an American Council of Exercise certified trainer, has won Best of Philly Trainer, a Red Bull Opinion Leader and was a former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers.
Osayi focuses his training on engaging and motivating his clients through fun, but challenging workouts. He believes fitness is both mental and physical, and says he lives by the motto “Think fit, live fit.”
Osayi became a Zopto client when he reached out for help with growing a corporate wellness program, generally a more high-ticket item, through automated LinkedIn outreach.
Check out his video here to learn more about his business:
Adebayo is the Team Manager at Diverse Jobs Matter, a UK-based specialist job board that helps clients promote diversity and inclusion within the recruitment process.
As he wanted to grow Diverse Jobs Matter, he quickly realized that the manual outreach process was time confusing. By allowing him to focus on other aspects and other connections, Zopto has helped Adebayo improve the number of responses about DJM.
Learn more about his business in this video: