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MELANIN ENTERPRISE is our local Buy Black City Guide, perfect for finding nearby places to eat, shop, drink, explore, relax, and connect with like-minded people.  

There are many ways to create positive social, cultural, and economic changes in our community and for ME, it's providing laser targeted advertising and networking-based solutions that give Black-owned businesses the global visibility and local consumer focus that results in sustainable new and repeat customers. 
 
Whether our members are traveling or at home looking for new businesses to support, they depend on ME to help with their spending choices. Make sure they choose you, register your business. Need more info? Click here to send us a message! 

MELANIN ENTERPRISE

APP FEATURES FOR BUSINESSES

CREATE A BUSINESS PROFILE

 

Advertising your business on Melanin Enterprise is a powerful way to get directly in front of your customers and drive more leads and sales to your business! Thousands of people are on Melanin Enterprise daily looking to spend their money with Black-owned businesses near them.

ACCEPT ONLINE RSVPS

 

Our FREE real-time reservation and appointment service makes it easy and convenient to accept or decline pending reservations and/or appointments from your smartphone.

JOIN A CONVERSATION OR START YOUR OWN

IN "REAL TALK"

 

Speak directly to our community through our in-app group chat "RealTalk." Post about what’s new, what’s hot and what’s unique about your business. Join in on other conversations!

BACK END OFFICE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

 

Your Back-End Office is used to manage client tasks such as view favorites, reviews, check-in, and reservations/appointments 

INCREASED VISIBILITY & PREFERRED PLACEMENT

 

Become a Preferred Business Partner and show up at the top of our search results when customers are near you.

GROW YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE

 

Expand your social media audience, promote your company's brand, and increase sales by promoting your business to our 30,000+ Instagram and Facebook followers that are looking for Black-owned businesses.   

CONVENIENTLY find Black-owned businesses near you

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READ, WRITE  and SHARE reviews

MAKE reservations or appointments

CHECK-IN  to businesses

FAVORITE business that you want to support

again or in the future

NETWORK with like-minded people from

around the country in our  "REAL TALK!" group chat

 

LOVE MUSIC? Listen to unsigned artists on MelaninMusic, our in-app music streaming platform 

 

RECYCLE your dollars in the black community while

building strong community alliances!

APP FEATURES FOR MEMBERS

GET TO KNOW THE MELANIN ENTERPRISE ECONOMIC IMPACT
3124

# of Black-owned businesses receiving targeted advertising with a global presence and local focus

14

# of employees recruited through our small to mid size business staffing solutions center

3,6013

# of new & repeat customers that have invested their dollars into Black-owned businesses

$61,072

Known amount of money circulated back into Black-owned businesses & Charlotte's economy 

# of Black-owned businesses receiving targeted advertising with a global presence and local focus

WHAT WE HAD TO SAY ABOUT ME

LaPorche Smith

Dir of Operations - Londa's Place 

I posted awhile back looking for a recruiting service to help me locate talent to strengthen my teams. I had not had much luck with a few other agencies however I recalled a conversation with someone from the group referring EMichele Paul Howard and her business Melanin Enterprise. I could write a short story about how pleased we were with her work so I will keep it brief. She is VERY professional, Very detailed, sent quality candidates and Very affordable, even for a small business like us. She even has a replacement policy in case a candidate does not work out.

BLU NAIL LAQUER

CEO, Blu Nail Laquer, LLC

 

It was immediately obvious that this is a company that is willing to go the distance to help make the connection the Black Commerce Community. I really appreciated how easy it was to communicate with EMichele and how she made sure to promote my business to all that she came into contact with. I look forward to working with Melanin Enterprise in the near future.

I would recommend ME to any business owner who is looking to hire staff for their business. EMichele Paul is one of the best!!

ALEXANDRIA GREENWOOD

CEO, Intuition LA

I was floored by EMichele's commitment to find, visit, and support black owned businesses. She is creating an amazing platform for us.

Working with Melanin Enterprise has been an "eye-opening experience!

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16 REASONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

  • "Having the opportunity to ride on the front, the back, or the middle of someone else's bus doesn't dignify you. When you have your own bus, then, you'll have dignity." Malcolm X

  • When we buy black, we exercise our self-determination that enables us to create, define, think, and speak for ourselves

  • We each feel like we matter more and we have responsibility & control over what's happening around us

  • More people have opportunity and access to wealth and our businesses have greater means of production and competition

  • Wealth is distributed in a way that is healthier and just and less destabilizing to humanity

  • We build stronger, safer communities 

  • We create strong, inclusive local economies

  • We create jobs

  • Present visibility and a true representation of our culture that inspires the next generation 

  • If we do not build for ourselves, will be controlled by those that do

  • What we pay into our businesses gets recycled back into our communities

  • Our businesses bind our community together

  • There's a feeling of community pride, shared responsibility and ownership

  • It's important to support people who put their heart, soul and last dollar into something they believe in

  • Supporting our businesses shows that we are invested in our communities and the future of our families

  • When you're in a Black-owned business, it feels like you're home

  • Support Black-owned businesses because they are essential to keeping our culture alive, simply put, Black -owned businesses are the American Dream!

  • Support Black-owned! Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?

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