All Things Black and Beautiful (ATBB) was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 2022, by Tolu Akindunni when she saw the increasing disparity between the rate of growth of Black-owned businesses and the lack of access to resources to propel them forward.
Why Black-owned Businesses?
Many ventures in the black and African communities are operated as ‘side hustles’ or micro-businesses. They have limited visibility, access to funding and networks that will propel them towards a more sustainable future.
Our Aim is to Turn This Around
By surfacing key topics, we can unearth the issues that are native to black and African-owned businesses, generating insights that will drive action. Through collaboration, we are building an ecosystem of thriving, buoyant enterprises that create generational wealth and economic impact.
ATBB is growing a collaborative platform that creates value for black business owners and service providers, feeding growth in the entire ecosystem.
Participating black-business owners can showcase their products and services through the Surprise Box Collection. Our flagship boxes launched in Summer 2022, with a curated selection from businesses across the US and Africa,
Registered members can share their brand stories, inspiration and upcoming updates through the business directory. We will promote featured stories and content through the upcoming podcast and newsletter series.
Learning & Sharing
The ATBB platform provides access to networking opportunities and content from service providers within and serving the black and African business community. Stay tuned for inspiration, news and educative programming that will help solidify the foundations of your ventures.
A percentage of proceeds from our Surprise Box Collection will be used to support entrepreneurship development within underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.