BinJey is a directory for African American and minority owned businesses located throughout the country. It was created in response to the ever growing entrepreneurial spirit of the Black Community.
Growing in Brooklyn in the 1970’s I had always seen that spirit. From the local neighborhood mechanic that didn’t work out of a garage to the retired grandmother that sold plates of food out her house. African Americans have been innovators. We have always persevered in the face of adversity and today is no different. Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs with almost 60% of the new businesses being created by them and the remaining 39.3% being created by black men.
Our financial literacy is expanding as well as our buying power. A recent report from Nielsen reports that Black house hold incomes within the $75,000.00 bracket is on the rise even surpassing non-Hispanic white households. With that rapidly expanding wealth there is a rush to control the black dollar. Historically much of what America has made its great fortune on is based on the ignorance of the black consumer. Today with the increase of young African American men and women enrolling in college and understanding the power of economics the tides are slowly changing.
BinJey seeks to bring the black dollar back to the black business as well as serve as a resource for more entrepreneurs. The site features businesses that range from restaurants to medical doctors. It also features articles that share information on how to start your business as well a listing of places to go to look for funding and professional services. Though our goal is to expose the ever growing pool of businesses to the ever strengthening consumer base, it also our goal to be the place where you can be find the tools you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
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