Supporting Black Business during Black Business Month

August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

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Supporting Black Business during Black Business Month

August is recognized as National Black Business Month, a month devoted to supporting and celebrating black-owned businesses across the country.

We’re highlighting thirteen black-owned businesses that strive to serve their communities and give back to the military community as well.

Check out these entrepreneurs below!

 

Meet Marla Bautista, a US Army spouse, author, philanthropist, and speaker, and her business Bautista Project | Instagram
Marla Bautista, a US Army spouse, author, philanthropist, and speaker

The Bautista Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides basic living essentials, educational resources, support groups, and other necessary resources to assist homeless community members with reintegration.

 

Meet Delicia Carswell, a Coast Guard Spouse and her business, Elite Financial ConsultingInstagram
Delicia Carswell, a Coast Guard Spouse and Business owner
Elite Financial Consulting is a personal finance consulting firm specializing in budget creation, debt management, credit restoration, and Federal Security Clearance assistance relating to Financial Considerations. Whether you are looking to create a spending plan, find the light at the end of the debt tunnel, restore your credit, or obtain & retain your Federal Security Clearance, Elite Financial Consulting has a program for you!

 

Meet Alicia Henderson, a Marine Corps Spouse and her business, Empirenista Business Success CoachingInstagram
Meet Alicia Henderson, a Marine Corps Spouse and Business Owner
Alicia helps women leverage video as a high-ticket client attraction magnet so they can increase their reach, scale their revenue, and build businesses that support the lifestyles that they want.

 

Meet Zandra Moten, a Retired Army Spouse, and author of It’s PCS Season  | Instagram
Zandra Moten, a Retired Army Spouse, and author
It’s PCS Season
is a book series that gives a glimpse into the lives of military families and most importantly, the military-connected children. In this first book of the series, meet Riley. This book is based on real-life events and experiences.

 

Meet Kelcey Liverpool, Former Navy Spouse of 17 years, and Founder and Executive Director of Kids Rank | Instagram
Kelcey Liverpool, Former Navy Spouse of 17 years, and Founder and Executive Director

Kids Rank is a service-based organization developed specifically for military children. Kids Rank engages children through local clubs and in hands-on, skill-building projects and volunteer opportunities to encourage resilience while supporting their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs.

 

Meet Aleena Johnson, an Active Duty Army Spouse and her business The Kulture KabinetInstagram
Aleena Johnson, an Active Duty Army Spouse and Business owner

Kulture Kabinet is a personal health and wellness business born out of necessity to provide Mrs. Aleena Johnson’s family with more holistic remedies. This wonder woman started with her now best-selling salve that helps relieve eczema-related symptoms. She now carries elderberry syrup, several different herbs, capsules, and many more great products. 

 

Meet Dr. Trenye Black, a Retired Navy Spouse, of Married to Navy Counseling Services, LLC | Instagram

Dr. Trenye Black, a Retired Navy Spouse

Married to Navy Counseling Services focus is on military lifestyle issues and marginalized adolescents. They include a high level of education and training combined with compassion and non-biased perspectives. All of this comes together to help clients ascertain tools and perspectives to go about life confidently. Dr. Black is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in California, Florida, and Virginia. 

 

 

Meet Bree Carrol, an Active Duty Army spouse and her business Military Marriage DayInstagram

Bree Carrol, an Active Duty Army spouse and Business Owner

Military Marriage Day celebrates the oaths and vows of military couples nationally and helps build strong relationships through inspiring moments. The goal is to bring greater growth and connection to all US military couples. Military Marriage Day is celebrated on August 14th.

 

Meet Laurent and Amber Bailey, a Retired Dual Air Force Couple, and their business Primetime Financial SolutionsFacebook
 Laurent and Amber Bailey, a Retired Dual Air Force Couple, and Business Owners
The Baileys are independent marketing insurance agents who shop the market of over 40 A+ companies to source the best products based on the needs of their clients. Primetime Financial Solutions offers financial education and a pathway for military families to create a legacy for themselves. 

 

Meet Candus Griffin and Mary Monrose and their business Shine Sis Podcast  | Instagram
Candus Griffin and Mary Monrose, podcast hosts

Shine Sis podcast is geared towards military spouses and like-minded people trying to find their purpose in life. Shine Sis was inspired by Candus and Mary, best friends, military spouses, and SAHMs (stay-at-home moms), sharing their life experiences while navigating through the challenging milspouse life. 

 

Meet Timothy and Sharon Cambridge, a Retired Dual Air Force Couple of 27 years and their business Shine Brothers Auto Detailing.Instagram
Timothy and Sharon Cambridge, a Retired Dual Air Force Couple and Business Owners

Shine Brothers Auto Detailing is less than two miles from Dover Air Force Base, and caters to the military and veteran personnel, as well as families throughout Kent County. The Cambridge’s serve this community with the best quality auto detailing services and are certified dealers through the International Detailers Association.

 

Meet Anthony Crosby, a Navy Veteran, and his business STZY SOCKSInstagram
Anthony Crosby, a Navy Veteran, and Business Owner

STZY is a Certified B-Corporation Pending and was founded and currently operates in San Antonio, Texas. Their mission is the commitment to helping others, and they wanted to create a company that revolves around truly helping young student-athletes in need while supplying the highest quality materials you’ve experienced in a pair of socks! STZY was created to disrupt the meaning of change. The world could use a little bit of change.

 

Meet Serena West, an Army wife of 15 years, and her business, WesthouseInstagram
Serena West, an Army wife of 15 years, and Business Owner

Westhouse is a military spouse-owned gifting company helping military-connected people purposefully give in order to grow meaningful connections, stronger communities, and thriving businesses. Westhouse also employs military spouses. 

 

So, the next time you need to do some shopping, support a black, military and/or veteran-owned business! They have many great products and services to offer you, your family and friends. You will also contribute to building a strong, successful, and equitable community along the way.

Blue Star Families is not affiliated, associated, authorized, or officially connected with the organizations mentioned in this article. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

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