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BLACK MILLENNIAL LAUNCHES APP TO DISCOVER & REVIEW BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

BlackNews.com

The next generation digital platform, Official Black Wall Street, is making it even easier to find and support Black-owned businesses with the launch of their highly anticipated new app. Making its mark as the first of its kind to alert users when they're near a Black-owned business, the app combines social impact and tech, allowing users to seamlessly circulate the Black dollar.

Founded in 2015 by millennial entrepreneur, Mandy Bowman, Official Black Wall Street became known as the largest global directory of Black-owned businesses. With the launch of their app, Mandy hopes to give quality Black businesses the exposure and sales they deserve. "I believe it's due time for us to make a conscious effort to buy Black. We've heard the stats that we have a $1.2 trillion dollar buying power yet a dollar only stays in our community for 6 hours whereas in Jewish and Asian communities, their dollar circulates for 20 days and a month, respectively. With our current political state it's becoming more evident that supporting Black-owned businesses will allow us to vote with our dollars while strengthening the local economy in the Black community," said Mandy.

Some of the app's most notable features include the ability to submit Black-owned businesses, search by category, location, open status, and keyword, view all Black-owned businesses around your current location on a map, leave reviews, and more. Black entrepreneurs are also able to message their followers from the app, get premium search placement, and analytics amongst other features designed to maximize exposure and bridge the gap between the consumer and the business.

When asked about the potential impact of the app Mandy exclaimed, "I believe the OBWS app is our first major step to creating a wealthier and stronger Black community. We've gotten feedback from so many Black business owners who saw positive effects from listing their business on our web-based platform. We're excited to see the app take things to the next level."

You can download the Official Black Wall Street app now on both Android and Apple devices. If you’re a Black entrepreneur, you can also list your business for more exposure.

To download the app, visit:
http://onelink.to/obwsapp

Follow the app on social media:Twitter - www.twitter.com/TheBlackWallSt
Facebook - www.facebook.com/officialblackwallstreet/


How to Choose a Pocket-Friendly Web Hosting Partner

By Rizvana Manzoor

Any enterprise whether it is a well-established business house or a new venture trying out its luck needs to host a website in these days to improve their RFI (reach, frequency, and impact) quotient of their customers. The modern day's business without an online website has the high threat of extinction. Owing to the fact of being an indivisible part of the modern corporate entities distribution channel, the online websites of business houses have made way for another business area named as web hosting company or web hosting services. It is an arena of business that is growing persistently and exponentially in these days due too many company's increased reliance on online business.

Designing, developing and maintaining an online website is not an easy task as it involves meticulous planning, rapid discussions with peers and people associated, and many such painstaking deeds. However, this painful task can be simplified by using the right web hosting service provider. If you have no clue regarding what is web hosting or how these web hosting companies operate and how you can utilize their services at a reasonable cost, then let us brief you a little about web hosting and their services so that you can choose the one that best fits your cost and purpose.

A web host is any company that owns multiple servers and gives you access to those servers in which you can store and deliver the audio, video, documents, and any other files that your online website content requires or uses. These servers can either be shared, customized, or virtual varieties. Apart from depending on outsiders for the services, you can even set up your own hosting wing in the name of reseller hosting. Through reseller hosting which is also known as white label hosting, you create your own web hosting operation from tools and services from larger hosting companies and you resell them at a relatively competitive price to other users or companies who are in need. This way you can earn from one side and maintenance charges of servers will also be reduced to the greater extent.

For a small business owner, you can run either use a dedicated or virtual private server (VPS) hosting. As you are a startup you can choose either of these two based on your budget. However, a VPS hosting is preferred over dedicated hosting due to its pocket-friendly nature. VPS hosting saves some cash that you can direct towards the maintenance of website on your own. Besides saving your cash VPS hosting is a completely customized hosting service that enables you to design your website as per your requirements in a budget-friendly way.

While choosing an affordable web hosting for small business; apart from the cost you must also look at other features such as, maintenance, customer support and many associated features that would enrich your website experience to the users.



POWER COUPLE DEVELOPS REVOLUTIONARY APP FOR BLACK BUSINESSES & CONSUMERS

BlackNews.com

Historically, the Black community has been its strongest when standing as one. With increasing media coverage of police brutality on unarmed Black men and the blurred line between sports and politics involving racial inequality, there’s no better time than now to unite, support one another and build for a better economic future. That’s the Allonsy, Let’s Go’s mission.

Allonsy, Let's Go! is a web and mobile app directory that serves as a means to connect consumers with Black-owned businesses and affiliates throughout the U.S. The goal is economic freedom from relying on others to provide the black community with the skills, products and services that can be exchanged amongst the community itself.

"I stand strong on what I believe in," said Tanisha Johnson, Allonsy founder. "Unity in our community. No one can change the way I feel. I want my app to be the Google Map of Black-owned businesses."

The directory includes a list of businesses such as restaurants, stores, attorneys, churches, doctors, banks and much more. It also includes events that are either hosted by or benefit Blacks socially and/or economically. Listings are categorized by their business type, and users can search for desired services in any location.

Tanisha, a small-business marketer and social-media strategist, used her knowledge, expertise and resources to turn Allonsy from an idea to a reality. Assisting the Louisiana native is her boyfriend, Jamal Sutter, a photographer, videographer and graphic artist.

"When we first met, she told me about her vision," said Jamal, from Summerville, South Carolina. "As we grew closer, her aspirations became mine as well."

The partnership is working out perfectly for the couple. Tanisha primarily handles the business aspect along with being the visionary leader, while Jamal uses his creativity to design the website and produce visual content for Allonsy’s various social media platforms. They both work night and day on making the directory as easy and efficient as possible for both consumers and business owners.

"I believe that working on this app and directory has made Jamal and I so much closer. We have a bond like no other, and we both motivate each other," Tanisha explained.

With an abundance of other similar platforms available, the duo understands the importance of being able to stand out and deliver a solid product.

"Our website and app are the best of its kind," Tanisha said. "They are easy to use and extremely functional. The search feature acts as it should, rather than getting results for business types you didn’t choose or areas you didn’t search. There are no promotional ads or other distracting information taking away from our platform’s primary purpose."

The app is free for consumers, and owners can add their businesses for free or upgrade to either of the two paid packages.

"Individuals who sign up for our paid packages have the ability to add additional information and content they can use to promote and highlight their services," Jamal said. "But we aren’t trying break anyone’s bank account. Our highest-priced package is only $6.99 a month. That’s cheaper than a streaming service subscription. We want to give our customers an affordable alternative to what’s on the market."

Right now, the directory has more than 1,300 business listings, mostly in the country’s southeastern region, and is expanding regularly. Allonsy’s mobile app can be found in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

"As we are focused on leading our community into a future of financial liberty, we felt the name to be compelling to our mission to unite, support and build," Tanisha said. "So, let's go!"

For more on Allonsy, Let’s Go!, visit www.allonsyletsgo.com.

Watch their 15-second commercial on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFnV69wbYj4&feature=youtu.be

Social Media:
Facebook.com/officialallonsy
Twitter.com/officialallonsy
Instagram: @officialallonsy