Hi everyone,I hope everyone’s February is filled with happiness and healthiness. How are you making it through these snow storms? I hope you are safe and warm in your home.
As pretty as it is, it can be a huge inconvenience.If you were scheduled for an appointment for today, all appointments has been moved to online for today. If anything changes for tomorrow, you will receive a call and email of these changes. Hopefully not!
February is recognition of Black History Month.
As most of you know, our practice is black owned, and we wanted to recognize this month as we celebrate and honor many influential African Americans who has attribute to African American History.Listed below is a “Famous Firsts” for African Americans that we acknowledge, honor, celebrate and show gratitude for.
-Hiram Revels was the first African American to serve in the United States Senate.
–Madame C. J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove was the first African American millionaire for her invention of black hair care products.
–James Meredith was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.
–Booker T. Washington was the first African American to be on the U.S postage stamp.
–Nat King Cole was the first African American with his own network radio show.
-Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book.
–Moses Fleetwood and Jackie Robinson were among the first African Americans to play in the major leagues in the modern era.
–Ralph J. Bunche was the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
–Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court Justice.
-Guion Bluford was the first African American to go into space.
We can also continue to show our gratitude to the community by supporting Black Owned Businesses.
Listed below are some ways in which we can support the Black community and their businesses:
Social Media makes it even easier to find and support Black Owned Businesses. Black Nation and Official Black Wall Street are apps that allow you to find companies to support. We can also use hashtags like #SupportBlackBusiness on our social media outlets.
If you are a business owner yourself, you can purchase supplies from vendors that are Black Owned.
~We can also promote diversity in the workplace and hiring process. This not only provides inclusivity but it makes for higher revenue!
Here are some more tips on how to support or maintain a business during the pandemic:
2. Reach out to other Black Owned Businesses to make connections and potential partnerships
3. Networking, marketing and advertising can help spread the word, this can be done through social media.
4. Adapt to the financial climate, be educated on consumer needs, and be open to advice from other entrepreneurs
BS- Anticipated May 2021