Black-Owned Businesses

ShopBIPOC launches free online marketplace featuring BIPOC small business owners

DENVER, CO (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) — ShopBIPOC has launched a new online marketplace featuring BIPOC-owned small businesses in Colorado. (BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).  The creation of ShopBIPOC was a response to calls from individuals and businesses who wanted to support BIPOC-owned businesses and didn’t have access to a …

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August is Black Business Month

In Colorado, we are always proud to be the fastest growing state for Black Immigrants, but especially during Black Business Month.  Colorado has a long, rich history of Black-owned businesses. This history is best exhibited by Denver’s Five Points community. Five Points became a central point for Black Americans moving to Denver in the 1920s. …

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Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship All Year Long

March 1 marks the end of Black History Month, but at Energize Colorado, we believe that our learning, exploration, and celebrations of Black culture should continue all year long.  Black entrepreneurs have made an indelible impact on the small business landscape across our country. Faced with the most extreme barriers to market entry, their resilience …

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