Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Diversity-friendly businesses can be found via this Rochester, N.Y. startup - NY BIZ JOURNAL

by Anthony Soto 
Originally published: March 28, 2016
Publisher:  Bizjournals.com 

As Startup52 founder Chike Ukaegbu recently pointed out to New York Business Journal, finding a company with an ethnically diverse team at the helm can be difficult to find. Luckily, a new online directory is now available to help alleviate that process.

BlkGuide, a recently launched Rochester, N.Y.-based startup, provides information about local and Web-based firms that are black-owned and diversity-friendly businesses. The service features a blog, how-to content and marketing tools on how to engage consumers.

“New York leads the country in the number of black businesses, thanks to its large population, high-octane economy and status as a cultural capital,” said BlkGuide spokesperson Brian Smith in a prepared statement. “We look forward to being a resource for local businesses and consumers as the city continues to grow and evolve.

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