BAOBOB - Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses Directory

BAOBOB - Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses Directory The Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) Directory strives to empower the Black community by supporting Black business and custom helping keep our dollars within our communities.
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Today we celebrate 106 year anniversary of the U.N.I.A., one of the most influential movements in Black history.  Swipe ...
07/15/2020

Today we celebrate 106 year anniversary of the U.N.I.A., one of the most influential movements in Black history. Swipe for some literary gems by Marcus Garvey.

#unia #marcusgarvey #blackhistory #baobob #blackbusinessbayare #bayareablackbusiness #bayarea

There’s been a lot of talk about a Black dollar #blackout today, Tuesday, 07.07.20, and we’re all in.Really, there’s no ...
07/08/2020

There’s been a lot of talk about a Black dollar #blackout today, Tuesday, 07.07.20, and we’re all in.
Really, there’s no question that with capitalism, respect is connected to economics. But don’t y’all get it twisted. A day off from commerce doesn’t equate to a day of rest. Put that time you would’ve spent shopping to work demanding #justiceforBreonnaTaylor #sayhername
Today is the day to work that keypad!
s/o @kelseyulrich for the concise call list.
#arrestthem
#nojusticenopeace
#blackouttuesday
#nocommerceallcalls
#07072020

Our roots are in UBUNTU!  Today especially, that's our cause to celebrate INTERdependence over INdependence.  Here are f...
07/04/2020

Our roots are in UBUNTU! Today especially, that's our cause to celebrate INTERdependence over INdependence. Here are four ways you can be in UBUNTU, too!:

1. Buy with intention to support your community
2. Invest in Black owned business fundraising campaigns (1000 $1 investments is a $1000 dollars!)
3. Share positive reviews publicly, give constructive feedback privately.
4. Expand your barter network

What would you add to our UBUNTU list?

(photo from Scott Olson/NPR)

New BAOBOB App ❤️🖤💚Download it here: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com/With more than100 businesses listed, it's a good s...
06/29/2020

New BAOBOB App ❤️🖤💚
Download it here: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com/

With more than100 businesses listed, it's a good start but we want the app to work for everyone! Don't see a biz that you know should be on here? There's "suggest a business" tab. Please use the feedback tab to share thoughts on clean up. Let us know!! Tag ya' folks! Thank you!!

#blackbayarea #blackowned #bayareabusinessowners #bayareacommunity #wealthbuilding #blackownedapp #mobileapp #mobiledirectory #freedownload #supportblackbusiness

06/26/2020

Major Announcement!

Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Click this Link: https://beta.baobobdirectory.com

#blackownedapp #mobileapp #mobiledirectory #freedownload #supportblackbusiness #supportblackownedbusiness #supportblackownedbusinesses #baobob #bayarea

06/21/2020

We are highlighting #blackbusinessdads on Father's Day. First up is @exclusiveshoesrich!
🖤❤️💚

#baobob #blackbusiness #blackdirectory #supportblackbusinesses #supportblackowned #supportblackownedbusinesses #blackowned #blackfathers #blackfathersmatter

EXCITING NEWS!  This Friday is Juneteenth and to celebrate,  we are launching our Black Business Directory beta APP!What...
06/17/2020

EXCITING NEWS! This Friday is Juneteenth and to celebrate, we are launching our Black Business Directory beta APP!

What to do now? Visit our site to recommend a Black Owned Business! Especially service providers (mechanics, cleaning companies, electricians, etc.)

Juneteenth is a week away and we are here for this @youthspeaks x @bvoperahouse collab event!⠀⠀Also community call out! ...
06/13/2020

Juneteenth is a week away and we are here for this @youthspeaks x @bvoperahouse collab event!⠀

Also community call out! If you want to be part of this event you can submit a video by 6-14 at 5 pm. ⠀

#juneteenth #freedomaintfree #baobob #onlineevent ⠀
#juneteenth2020

06/10/2020

Who do you know that's a Black business owner who's also a father? Tag them below!

Call for Black Wealth-Builders!⠀Webinar this Thursday 4-5 PM PST. ⠀⠀Register using link in bio!⠀⠀Swipe to see a new book...
06/02/2020

Call for Black Wealth-Builders!⠀
Webinar this Thursday 4-5 PM PST. ⠀

Register using link in bio!⠀

Swipe to see a new book by our guest, Wealth Builder, Jasper Smith.��⠀
You can win a free copy and here’s how:�⠀
1. RSVP for the webinar at baobobdirectory.com/gdtb (or link in bio)⠀
2. Share the flyer to your page and tag us plus 5 friends⠀
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We'll randomly choose three winners after the webinar on June 4th. 🖤❤️💚⠀


We understand that chaos and some confusion is eminent during this time. So it is essential to FOCUS our EFFORTS into supporting Black businesses. Thank you!⠀






#BuildWealth #supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome #blackowned⠀
#onlineworkshops⠀
#cultureforward⠀
#bayareabusinessowners⠀
#bayareaentrepreneurs⠀
#bayareacommunity⠀
#legacybuilding⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#blackandeducated⠀
#instaevents⠀
#buyblack⠀
#thebay⠀
#countdown⠀
#financialeducation⠀
#covid19resources

Let’s be clear, EVERYTHING we do to live safely and comfortably in this country nourishes the racist system that oppress...
05/29/2020

Let’s be clear, EVERYTHING we do to live safely and comfortably in this country nourishes the racist system that oppresses Black people. Our dollars literally prop it up. Every permit we pay, every license or degree. Every paid ticket, every late fee, every dollar in interest, tax or tuition. Everything. The more we value what the system says we should, the more under the knee of the system we are. We just want to live but over and over again, we can’t breathe.

Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery and George Floyd did not intend to be revolutionaries. They were just living their lives. But today they are at the front of the revolution, along with Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Oscar Grant, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Nia Wilson and too many others.

We have to take seriously what it means to build our own. To stand firm on our boundaries and intentions. Riotous outrage is more than justified. Now we have to add to it a fiery commitment to collective responsibility, To protection. To vitality.. Make no mistake, we are neither at the start nor the finish line. We are in the long haul, the marathon… for our children’s children’s children and beyond. When harnessed, our focused collective buying power is the ultimate clapback. It’s our way out of the burning house.

#supportblackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #buyblack #baobob #everforward #collectivebuyingpower #economicliberation #intentionalspending #mutualbenefit #mutualaid

Today at 4 PM! Getting Down to Business Series is back with Jerome Burton. ⠀🙌🏾⠀Now is a chance to learn directly from a ...
05/14/2020

Today at 4 PM! Getting Down to Business Series is back with Jerome Burton. ⠀🙌🏾

Now is a chance to learn directly from a financial advisor about business owner solutions in this time. ⠀

Join us by registering with the link in bio. Bring a friend to secure your bag with! Who do you want to invite today? 👇🏾⠀



#blackowned⠀
#onlineworkshops⠀
#cultureforward⠀
#bayareabusinessowners⠀
#bayareaentrepreneurs⠀
#bayareacommunity⠀
#legacybuilding⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#blackandeducated⠀
#instaevents⠀
#buyblack⠀
#oaklandentrepreneurs⠀
#oaklandbusinessowners⠀
#covid19resources⠀







Please join us in celebrating OUR class of 2020!!  Let's let them know just how proud we are!  Thank you The Black Bay A...
05/12/2020
Our Black Bay Area Digital Graduation Fund organized by The Black Bay Area

Please join us in celebrating OUR class of 2020!! Let's let them know just how proud we are! Thank you The Black Bay Area for organizing a way for us to acknowledge their accomplishments with juice from the roots!!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-black-bay-area-graduation-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet

Since Bay Area graduation's are essentially not being held due to COVID… The Black Bay Area needs your support for Our Black Bay Area Digital Graduation Fund

“Getting Down to Business” Series session 1 Launches Tomorrow 7 PM PST! ⠀⠀⠀Our goal is to: ⠀⠀● Support you in continuing...
05/06/2020

“Getting Down to Business” Series session 1 Launches Tomorrow 7 PM PST! ⠀


Our goal is to: ⠀

● Support you in continuing to move the ball forward with your business, even in the midst of uncertainty 🎯⠀

● Offer a space for you to learn about opportunities and resources that are available to you and your business 💡⠀

● Create a space for you to hear advice from experts about navigating difficult and confusing applications processes 📨⠀

Sign up now for FREE! Link in bio.Bring a friend! (Tag them here)


#supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome ⠀
#blackowned⠀
#onlineworkshops⠀
#cultureforward⠀
#bayareabusinessowners⠀
#bayareaentrepreneurs⠀
#bayareacommunity⠀
#legacybuilding⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#blackandeducated⠀
#instaevents⠀
#buyblack⠀
#thebay⠀
#countdown⠀
#financialeducation⠀
#covid19resources⠀

BAOBOB’s "Getting Down to Business" webinar is all about supporting Bay Area black businesses to more confidently naviga...
05/06/2020

BAOBOB’s "Getting Down to Business" webinar is all about supporting Bay Area black businesses to more confidently navigate the ongoing business challenges that they are faced with during COVID-19. ⠀


This week's speaker will walk us through applying for unemployment as self-employed and independent contractors. ⠀

We know navigating this can be daunting but you don't have to do it alone.⠀

Sign up is free! Link in bio.⠀

#supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome
#blackowned⠀
#onlineworkshops⠀
#cultureforward⠀
#wealthbuilding⠀
#blackandeducated⠀
#instaevents⠀
#buyblack⠀
#thebay⠀
#countdown⠀
#financialeducation⠀
#10000hours⠀
#postcovid19⠀
#bayareameetup⠀
#sfbayarea⠀
#oakland�⠀
#oaklandentrepreneurs⠀
#oaklandbusinessowners⠀
#covid19resources⠀

⠀⠀Do you need some practical small business advice for navigating the challenges of COVID-19? ⠀⠀⠀We are launching a free...
05/05/2020



Do you need some practical small business advice for navigating the challenges of COVID-19? ⠀


We are launching a free, three-week long webinar called "Getting Down to Business" series.⠀


You can sign up now for free! Link in bio⠀

#supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory #home #remotework #zoom #quarantine #staysafe #stayathome #epidemiology

UBUNTU: The kindness and compassion which come from understanding that each of us is part of a greater whole” Have you n...
05/02/2020

UBUNTU: The kindness and compassion which come from understanding that each of us is part of a greater whole”


Have you noticed that the more we “do” social distancing the more we need and amplify our connections? The more they require us to keep apart, the closer we’ve become. We see you stepping up to share deeper, reach out further, and refocus spending patterns.



Y’all keep elevating and we’ll keep celebrating UBUNTU! Stay rallied in support of Black owned business.

#supportBlackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop #ubuntuinthebay #baobobdirectory

Taxes and Finances: 📑 💡 Tax season is extended this year until July 15th 2020! Which provides some relief as dealing wit...
04/13/2020

Taxes and Finances: 📑 💡
Tax season is extended this year until July 15th 2020! Which provides some relief as dealing with COVID-19 which is about right because filling out relief applications is driving most everybody crazy right now.



The July 15th date gives a little extra time to prepare a beneficial return for ourselves. 💰



Here is a list of write-offs for small business owners to make the most of your tax filing:
Hired services
A portion of your rent! (For home office)
Retirement plans
Transportation (public transportation costs, gas ,insurance, car repairs)
Technology and equipment (did you buy a new phone or laptop?)
Depreciation your work items
Liability Insurance for employees
Carryover deductions from the previous year. •


Do you have any other tax tips? Drop them below! 👇🏿




You'll also find a tax preparation worksheet to guide you here:
https://www.efile.com/tax-return-preparation-checklist/

#workit #2019taxes #W2 #baobob #alphabetsoup #yougotthis

BLACK SOLIDARITY PEOPLE'S RELIEF FUNDS: $100 FOR 100. •••••$10,000 was recently donated to the Black Solidarity Fund. SO...
04/04/2020

BLACK SOLIDARITY PEOPLE'S RELIEF FUNDS: $100 FOR 100.





$10,000 was recently donated to the Black Solidarity Fund. SO WE'RE GIVING IT TO THE PEOPLE!!!! Text us at 925-388-6565 for a $100 gift card to either Mandela Foods Co-op, Community Foods Market, or FoodMaxx. Let us know which store you would prefer. Corona supplies also still available.






#GiveThatSh*tAway #BlackSolidarityFund #GetReadyStayReady GetReadyStayReady.org

Repost:
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Interested to seize opportunities opening up for new business in today's new normal?  Now might be the perfect time to w...
03/27/2020

Interested to seize opportunities opening up for new business in today's new normal? Now might be the perfect time to work that business idea you've be thinking about. Uptima Business Bootcamp is offering 100% scholarship to their Impact Fellowship and other programs.

Bay Area! Today is the FINAL day to apply to our Freelancer and Launching a Business Courses in SF and Oakland. The deadline to apply for Boston residents is Friday, April 3rd!

Link to apply: https://uptimabootcamp.com/apply

For entrepreneurs of color, we are now offering financial assistance covering 100% of your course fee, regardless of household income.�

#Community #Resources #COVID19 #Freelancer #Oakland #Berkeley #SanFrancisco #Boston #SmallBusiness #Entrepreneurs #FreeCourse #FreeOnlineCourse #BusinessCourse

Since the Bay Area has been hit with the Corona Virus, we have been told to “shelter in place”, and many have been laid ...
03/27/2020

Since the Bay Area has been hit with the Corona Virus, we have been told to “shelter in place”, and many have been laid off from service-based jobs. Independent contractors, artists and small busines owners have also undoubtedly been affected. Grocery stores have had long lines and empty shelves and it is safe to say there is an overall air of uncertainty. •



Historical inequities have meant Black business owners are too often no strangers to uncertainty. In fact, this is a rare opportunity for all to share the reality that Black business owners face on a regular basis (when navigating capitalism while Black.) All are now managing an equally real sense uncertainty. What will life post-quarantine look like? How long will this shut down last? •





In support of our beloved Bay Area Black Owned Business community, we are creating a Living Social Distancing Buyers’ Guide that will include a list of businesses who are active in these times. We will highlight some of them in the coming posts as well. •


For now, please tag any Black-owned businesses who should be on this list!

Photo by Rachel Martin 🖤

#baobob #livingsocialdistancing #supportblackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop

Groceries/Fresh Produce: Many of us are scrambling for groceries, and basics. Mandela Food Co-op is a black owned in Wes...
03/27/2020

Groceries/Fresh Produce:
Many of us are scrambling for groceries, and basics.
Mandela Food Co-op is a black owned in West Oakland BART Station.
Mandela works with many black-owned farms and food distributors who you can get to know through them.






We encouraging getting to know your black-owned farms in the area such as Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project in East Oakland, Soul Flower Farm in El Cerrito, Yisrael Farms in Sacramento.

We now start to see that we need farmers more than we have realized in the recent and distant past.

More resources of all kinds in our Social Distancing Buyers’ Guide.
Link in Bio!

#essentials #baobob #livingsocialdistancing #supportblackownedbusiness #startnowdontstop

Shout out to to the city of Berkeley...   Dont wait til later to wonder where they went, help small and local business n...
03/20/2020
Berkeley passes law to halt evictions of renters, small businesses during shelter-in-place

Shout out to to the city of Berkeley... Dont wait til later to wonder where they went, help small and local business now.
Oakland, SF are you with it?

Berkeley's move is a direct reaction to what California Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement on Tuesday, specifically telling local governments they had the power to halt evictions for commercial tenants, residential tenants, and homeowners who have been affected by COVID-19.

Black History Makers Highlight!:Carroll Fife, who's on the front lines with Moms 4 Housing. Carroll has also contributed...
02/12/2020

Black History Makers Highlight!:
Carroll Fife, who's on the front lines with Moms 4 Housing.

Carroll has also contributed to the following wins:
Oakland’s Emergency Housing Moratorium. Carroll organized community mobilizations, salons and protests which led to the attendance of 600 people at an Oakland City Council meeting to ensure passage of a 90-day moratorium on evictions and particular rent increases. She also participated in the writing of the ordinance which City Council passed unanimously.

Coliseum Zoning. She organized a campaign to prevent the rezoning of an area of East Oakland Industrial zone in order to prevent the potential loss of approximately 8000 jobs as the area was proposed to be rezoned to allow for high-end residential development which would have forced the move of many businesses.

Department of Race and Equity. Recognizing the need for a systemic approach to racial inequity within city government, Carroll organized individuals and community groups to support the initiative for a Department of Race and Equity.
Cannabis Equity: Do the Right Thing campaign. This historic first, led by one committed council member and the stubborn determination of Carroll Fife, resulted in the unanimous passage of the nation’s first Cannabis Equity Permit Program which leveled the playing field for people targeted by the racially motivated war on drugs. Read more about her here:
http://www.creatingfreedommovements.org/carroll-fife.html

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Today, #Entrepreneur Magazine provided a list of black owned #businesses and #restaurants. They wrote, "This year has been trying for all of us, and it’s been especially difficult for black Americans, who have had to endure the worst of #COVID-19 (according to the CDC, 33 percent of hospitalized patients were black compared to 18 percent in the community) while being largely overlooked in the federal government’s initial round of CARES Act funding. The tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have only served to reinforce the pattern that the black members of our communities are all-too-often placed in disadvantageous or impossible positions. One simple way to make a positive impact is to patronize and support African American businesses. "
Hello BAOBOB Members, I am a filmmaker working with a team of documentarians on a project that speaks to the power small and large businesses have to help the world avert global climate disaster. It will feature real people who influence business (all of us) and their views that ultimately influence financial institutions to make investments that promote sustainability and green business practices. We need people of color who believe this is an important issue to bring their opinions on sustainable business practices to this project. We are especially interested in people who are business owners and professionals who make financial decisions for their own or other businesses. But with that in mind you would not be required name or speak about your business on camera if you choose not to. Yours could be an important voice in this series of films that will foster a candid and thoughtful conversation about sustainability and our responsibilities as business people in this time of climate crisis. It has been said, “Want to Do Something About Climate Change? Follow the Money”. The conversation will revolve around this topic, but invites your unique voice to help influence the business leaders and others who will be shown the films at business conferences and in one-on-one meetings with senior executives from various industries and will exponentially heighten awareness of how high stakes investment practices are changing the outlook of sustainable business success. It also offers an opportunity to promote your own your sustainable business practices. We’d like to include you and or someone you know as one of our on-camera people to talk about your view points and the message you would want to convey to the financial businesses that will shape the future of our world’s climate landscape. We will be filming over the weekend of Feb. 22 & 23rd in Oakland. If this sounds like something you have passion for please let me know a good time to talk and I’ll fill you in on more details. Thank You in advance for your time! Michele Dennis 510-220-3892 [email protected]
Good Afternoon everyone! I am a Commercial Broker for Berkshire Hathaway and I have a deal that perhaps one of you may be interested in. My Uncles Church on International Blvd owns a Fish, Chicken, bbq, resturaunt located on site. However, with the excess of space we're looking for a CAFE/BREAKFAST/COFFEE LIKE VENDOR who is looking to expand their own space into said location as well. Please feel free to contact me if you may be interested. Location has plenty of traffic, including the already established members of the church.
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Led by Black Brothers Esteem, Bridgemen, Elizabeth Taylor 50 Plus Network and Translife. ⛄️🎁🎄❄️ Bringing joy to San Francisco kids in the Bayview- Hunters Point neighborhood this holiday season. Nov 4th -Dec 16th New toys, games, hats, scarves, gloves, and clothes are welcome. No play guns, knives, or weapns. Donations go to Bayview- Hunters Point YMCA. DONATE TOYS AND GAMES Drop off new, unwrapped toys or apparel ( for kids 6-12 needed most) Gift Bins located @ 1035 Market St, Suite 400 (Near Civic Center BART) and Strut, 470 Castro St (half a block from Castro St MUNI Station) Donations accepted Nov 4th- December 16th ------------------------- THE TOY DRIVE AND HOLIDAY PARTY Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, 5-8pm San Francisco AIDS Foundation @1035 Market Street, Suite 400, in the Swing Space We'll have food, music, games, & karaoke. Help us seperate the toys into categories before donation! ----- For More Questions, call: Alex Ray (415) 241-6705 or Traye Turner (415) 487-8022