BlackCommerce is a digital commerce marketplace where employers, buyers, and businesses can discover, collaborate and source a network of Black businesses and individuals.
BlackCommerce combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for talent, services, and products from the Black community.
Through the marketplace, employers, buyers, and businesses can source Black talent and services to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.
The Opportunity: Enabling Business Commerce in the Digital Black Economy
Black consumers, freelancers, and businesses are making gains and upending outdated stereotypes on multiple fronts from education to income/revenue to social media and civic engagement—becoming increasingly affluent, influential and culturally diverse. From 2000 to 2014, the nation’s Black population grew 35% more quickly than the total population. By 2060, the Black population will increase from 45.7 million* to 74.5 million, comprising 17.9% of the total U.S. population.
The vitality of Black consumers, freelancers, and businesses is amplifying buying power and expanding influence across a wide spectrum of services and goods in the U.S. mainstream. Digitally enabled and culturally connected, the Black consumer, freelancer and business story is now receiving much overdue attention.
BlackCommerce is building on this attention with a community of Black businesses that are supporting each other’s economic success. Using the BlackCommerce digital marketplace will:
- Increase the levels of spending from Buyers to Black professionals, freelancers and businesses spurring an increase in employment and investment.
- Increase the capacity of Black Professionals, Freelancers and Businesses to respond to new demand opportunities.
- Encourage and support a culture amongst Black Businesses to support each other’s economic success.
- Build the capacity of the business support system to help Black businesses unlock growth opportunities.