[Happy Black Business Month!] Better Together: Our August 2018 Businesses of The Month

Better Together blkcreatives August Black Business Month

Better Together blkcreatives August Black Business Month

William Stitt

August is Black Business Month and what better way to kick off our first installment of our Better Together Small Business Advertising Program. We decided to create a monthly advertising situation for small businesses to respect their small business budgets. We all need some help spreading the word about the work that we do and with our platform of over 50K smart, insightful, and innovative Creatives (projected to reach 60K by the end of the year!) we wanted to create a simple, strategic, and effective way to support the communities. In this way, we all win. Meet this month's featured businesses below. (If you're interested in joining us next month, click here for more info.)

Ivy's Tea

Ivy's Tea Co. is a pop culture and Hip-Hop inspired holistic health brand and E-commerce Teahouse. They have herbal tea and herb-infused sweeteners for the culture. With Ivy's Tea Co. teas, they believe that adulting is easier when you're in your best condition - that starts with getting the nutrients your body needs to perform well. Drinking teas and other herbal infusions are easy ways to nourish your body with the regenerative minerals they need to do just that. Their new #TrapTea Subscription Box comes with 5 products, including teas, honeys, other infused sweeteners, and tea accessories and enough tea to last through that period.

Website - Instagram - Twitter - Facebook

Little Fish Accounting

Little Fish Accounting is ran by Keila Hill-Trawick, CPA, MBA an innovative and driven strategic business advisor who partners with freelancers, solopreneurs, and small businesses to plan and reach their financial goals. After spending over a decade working in finance and accounting in both the government and private sector (Home Depot, Georgia-Pacific, UPS, CNN/Turner Broadcasting, Comcast, and various Federal agencies), Keila decided to launch Little Fish Accounting to serve as a trusted partner in financial and tax planning to drive business results and growth. Keila holds a BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University, an MBA from Mercer University, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

WebsiteFacebook - Instagram

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Vision Space NYC

Vision Space NYC is a creative studio & intimate event space in the heartbeat of the city, Times Square.

Website - Instagram

'Tha Reality Is' Podcast

Created by Anthony Roberts, Tha Reality Is podcast (where filtering becomes extinct!is one dynamic of an up-and-coming Dallas based media company. The podcast is dedicated to those who are determined to think outside the box, for those who see the world as it’s supposed to be and not what man and society have made of it. It is their our goal to give a voice to those who have been silenced and push the envelope of mainstream media.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - Instagram

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The (Ever-Growing) List of Books That You Should Have

Looking to step your productivity, personal development or business acumen? It starts with a book. Here's a (growing) list of books by Black leaders that you should read. (Have books you want to add to this list? Send us a tweet.)

Autobiographies, Fiction + Memoirs

A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story (Sequel To The Coldest Winter Ever) by Sister Souljah. But it here.

Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Buy ithere.

Bliss by Danyel Smith. Buy it here and (BONUS!) read our interview with her here

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Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante. Buy it here

To Be Young Gifted & Black by Lorraine Hansberry. Buy it here

Twenties Unscripted: A Journey of Womanhood, Writing and Relavitiy by Tyece Wilkins. Buy it here.

Activity Books To Ease Your Mind

I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos by Andrea Pippins. Buy it here.

Writing the Layers: A Self-Discovery Workbook by GG Renee. Buy it here.

Business Advice From Those Who Understand Your Fight

Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch a Biz Empire by Herman J. Russell. Buy it here.

Confidence Your Secret Weapon: A Guide to Building Confidence by Ashley Korin McLean. Buy it here.

Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness: A Young Entreprenuer’s Guide To Thinking & Being Great by Anthony Frasier. Buy it here and (BONUS!) read an excerpt from the book here. You're welcome!

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Get Your Life! The Transforming Power of Turning Fate Into Fortune by Kareem Taylor. Buy it here and (BONUS!) check out our reviewhere.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America by Earl Graves (founder of Black Enterprise) Buy ithere

Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success byKevin Liles. Buy it here.

Succeeding Against The Odds: The Inspiring Autobiography Of One Of America's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs by John H. Johnson (founder of EBONY and JET Magazine). Buy it here and (BONUS) read excerpts from the book by our Founder here. 

Think and Grow Rich: A BLACK Choice by Dennis Kimbro. Buy it here

Community Driven Work

This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, & Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South by Zandria Robinson. Buy it here.

When You're Ready To Get Real With Relationships (Either with someone else or yourself)

A Woman’s Quest To Self Love by Amber Janae. Buy it here.

Black Seeds: The Poetry and Reflections of Tariq Toure by Tariq Toure. Buy it here.

Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole. Buy it here

Dear Love: A love letter to you by Ashley M. Coleman. Buy it hereand (BONUS!) read her amazing advice to writers here.

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Oxygen by AsiahMae. Buy it here.

Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom by Queen Latifah. Buy it here.

SO SWEET: A Sugar Baby Novella by Rebekah Weatherspoon. Buy it here.

Words from a Wanderer by Alex Elle. Buy it here and (BONUS!) read our interview with her here.

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Have books you want to suggest or add to the list? Tweet us