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Nationwide ( — The Big Black Book NYC social media small business directory launched its new website in celebration of black, brown, and women-owned businesses. The website launch date also coincided with the directory’s 3rd anniversary. The directory is a Rolodex of entrepreneurs who provide a series of services and products.

Currently, there are 125 listed businesses in 27 different categories (e.g. cleaning services, home security, fitness, authors, financial services, apparel, fashion, mental health, and youth & education services to name a few). The listed businesses are both profit & non-profit located in NYC, Long Island, CT, NJ, PA, GA, FL, and SC.

The Big Black Book NYC’s website,, provides small business owners with another platform where their visibility in the NYC area community & beyond can be accessed especially in these uncertain times. Our entrepreneurs need all the limelight they can get so they can continue bringing economic stability and power to our communities.

The event was organized with the intention of empowering small business owners for continued success. The Big Black Book NYC founder & CEO Beth Brown invited guest speakers to provide the website launch attendees with free mini business workshops. Guest speakers were: Young Executive Carl Michel (motivational speaker), Teszra Corey of One on One Tax & Financial Group (business finance speaker), Lennie Carter of TruCircle (mental health tips), Harold Dangervil of Excellence in Execution Planning (small business tips), DJ G Leo & violinist Natalie P. Hall Additionally, during the website launch event 9 attending entrepreneurs were awarded cash prizes thanks to the donations of small business owners. On Saturday, August 15th The Big Black Book NYC continued celebrating National Black Business month by hosting a headshot & directory building event in Brooklyn & soon new entrepreneurs will be added into the directory!

About The Big Black Book NYC
The project was founded August 2017 by Beth Brown, the owner-operator of Babs Photography LLC. It has three goals: Create a visual impact of power & unity in the community that will change how Persons of Color are portrayed by typical media outlets, connect small businesses with one another as well as provide the greater NYC area community with a directory of small businesses that will match with their product or service needs, strengthen both developing & established small businesses through business workshops. For more information, go to

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