Economic Initiative -- Refer 10,000 Black-owned Businesses
Written by Roger Madison, CEO iZania   
Thursday, 18 March 2010
ImageAs an advocate for Black Economic Empowerment, I wondered what would happen if thousands of African Americans began to refer Black-owned businesses to their neighbors and friends. I want to explore that idea, and invite you to join me in a self- help challenge to stimulate economic empowerment in the Black community.

If we identify and refer 10,000 high quality Black- owned businesses, we will create an economic empowerment spike to strengthen the Black community.

There are 2700 Black-owned businesses in the iZania Black-owned Business Directory. Will you help us get to 10,000 and refer your favorite Black-owned business? Join us at Facebook to identify the very best Black-owned businesses.

Economic Empowerment Strategies For Black-Owned Businesses

The iZania online community is devoted to supporting successful Black-owned businesses with FREE LISTINGS in the iZania Business Directory and cost effective advertising to a targeted audience of Black professionals and consumers. The result is accelerated exposure, and greater choice for potential clients of Black businesses. REFER YOUR FAVORITE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS TODAY.

OPTION ONE: Go to the iZania Black Business Network Facebook Page and post your referral. We will add it to our directory and update you on our progress.
OPTION TWO: Suggest iZania Black Business Network to your Facebook friends, and ask them to share their referrals.
OPTION THREE: Follow us on Twitter. Use the hashtag "#BlackBusinessReferral" -- and post your referral on Twitter.

More than networking...We're making the 'NET WORK FOR YOU!
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written by Enoch Mubarak , March 18, 2010
I want to explore that idea, and invite you to join me in a self-help challenge to stimulate economic empowerment in the Black community.
Roger Madison
President/CEO Izania


...Now you are thinking, acting and moving by the book - UNDERCOVER SMART.
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written by Emmanuel Brown , March 23, 2010
Econonomic empowerment and strength in our communities is on my agenda. Let's make this happen.
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written by Roger Madison Jr. , March 23, 2010
Momentum builds slowly. People are starting to refer their favorite Black-owned businesses. This initiative is an experiment to test the adage that "Word of mouth is the best referral."

This is only true if those who respond actually tell us about the businesses. We have had 96 people view this article, but fewer who have actually referred a business.

Your help to kick-start this intiative with your referrals will keep the ball rolling.

Thanks for your support.

Roger Madison
www.izania.com
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written by Enoch Mubarak , March 23, 2010
Your help to kick-start this intiative with your referrals will keep the ball rolling.
Roger Madison
President/CEO
Izania

The comment above is what's wrong with black leadership. They initiate a process and then expect someone else to kick-start their initiative.

By right of example and leadersahip the author of the above initiative should supply the very first business referral and not delegate his project and responsibility with the expectation that someone else other than him should get the ball rolling with word of mouth.

Have no fear Black America because Enoch Mubarak President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes will except his responsibility and kick start President Madisons initiative by referring the following black businesses:

http://www.bizblack.info/
http://www.neinformer.net/bookreview.html
http://blackbusinessbureau.org/illinois.html
http://www.sistasense.com/
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written by Roger Madison Jr. , March 24, 2010
Brother Enoch,

Thanks for your contributions. We have added these businesses to our directory. We are proud to promote these successful Black-owned businesses.
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written by Emmanuel Brown , March 25, 2010

www.alivemagonline.com
www.thesavanegroup.com
www.brandyadamson.com
www.dreams4more.com
www.niapromotions.com
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written by Roger Madison Jr. , March 25, 2010
Emannuel,
Thanks for the referrals. I will add these to our directory.
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