• Fri. Dec 3rd, 2021

 

According to the latest statistics from the Census Bureau, there are more than 2 million Black-owned businesses in the United States.  Out of those Black businesses, 35% are Black women and 44% of new Black entrepreneurs start their small business with their own money. Since 2012, Black businesses have generated over $150 billion in gross revenue. New York and Washington D.C. have the highest number of Black-owned businesses. 

Needless to say, we are rooting for everyone and everything that’s Black. To celebrate Juneteenth, RoyalTee Magazine is highlighting young Black business owners across the country! 

Are you a Black business owner? Click here to learn how you can feature your business!

**The following list will be updated weekly as more features are added**

Denise Williams

Founder, Williams Marketing & Consulting

Location: Tampa, FL

Launched: Nov. 1, 2020

Specializes in:

Marketing Events, Consulting, Branding, Tracking & Reporting

What is the greatest lesson you have learned as a Black business owner? 
“Learning that it’s okay to say No.”

Future plans:

expansion and purchasing a building for events.

What is your advice for aspiring Black business owners? 

“Just leap and start. If you have your plans in order don’t wait for that perfect moment.  Just start and if you fail then you get up and clean up the errors you made and do it better the next time. We all have to start somewhere.”

Contact information:
Alignable: Williams Marketing & Consulting LLC
Clubhouse: Denise Williams @marketingirl46

Brian Butler 

President and CEO, Vistra Communications 

Location: Lutz, FL

Launched: 2007

Specializes in: Integrated Marketing and Communications Services

What is the greatest lesson you have learned as a Black business owner? 
“Success requires you to surround yourself with great talent, deliver the best services possible and place customer success ahead of your own.”

Future plans:

“Continue to expand our integrated services while helping our customers, team members, and our community.”
What is your advice for aspiring Black business owners? 

“Find great mentors, hire great people, deliver great results and always find time to plan. Taking shortcuts does not lead to success, but preparation and hard work do.”

Contact information:
Phone Number: 813.961.4700
Email: info@ConsultVistra.com
Website

Christal Becton 

CEO/ Director of Visiting Angels Senior Homecare

 

Christal Becton

Location: Tampa, FL

Launched: 2004

Specializes in: In-Home Senior Homecare

What is the greatest lesson you have learned as a Black business owner? 
“Never get complacent. Continue to strive to be better than your competitor no matter how well your business is doing.”

Future plans:

Open additional offices in the Tampa Bay areas.”
What is your advice for aspiring Black business owners? 

“Have a compassion to serve people, as well as compassion for the product/services that you are selling.  And Build a support network because networking is key.”

Contact information:
Phone Number: 813.929.7067

Alicia Warren 

Founder & CEO of Touch of Color Career Center 

Alicia Warren

Location: Tampa, FL

Launched: June 2, 2021

Specializes in:

IT Staffing Agency: Job Placement, Resume prep, Interview Prep, Certification prep, & Coaching/Mentoring

What is the greatest lesson you have learned as a Black business owner? 
“Timing is everything! If I had launched my business 20 years ago, Corporate America would not had embraced my company’s mission. But today, companies big and small are reaching out to TOCCC to collaborate.”

Future plans:

“To make sure our brand is well known for helping underrepresented and marginalized minorities find high-paying jobs in the technology industry in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.
What is your advice for aspiring Black business owners? 

“Follow your passion. Do your research to ensure there is a need for your business. Don’t be afraid to step out on faith and do what you are passionate about.”

Contact information: