by Anthony Soto
Originally published: March 28, 2016
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.