Black Economic Aspirations
All talk and sympathy only goes so far. We want to provide real practical help for families and groups of people, to reduce poverty through entrepreneurship or employment.
BlackEconomics.co.uk was founded in 2005. The website provide a window into black communities, with its economic successes, wealth, poverty and failures. It informs, educates and inspires. We inform about great business ideas, and entrepreneurs journey.
Our message is to all people, of all creeds, races and colours. Our aim is that everyone understands the positive aspects of what is happening in our black world as the media will frequently focus on bad news.
Black Economics Foundation
We are creating a community action group/charity called Black Economic Foundation.
Africans, African Americans and Caribbeans work extremely hard, mostly for other people. Many are creative and talented, but are not encouraged. Ideas get stolen, or copied. Or a business owner may start out - but without a good financial base, they do not ultimately gain lasting success to leave a legacy for their families. There are too many entrepreneurial endeavours and dreams fizzling out, and we want to arrest that pattern.
Poverty is real for too many. Not knowing where the next meal is coming from; not being able to pay bills, relying on family or government to assist is a never ending cycle for those without a job, or those with a failing business. It causes stress for dependents and lives are shortened because of poverty.
Thankfully we can look to an increasing number of successful black entrepreneurs and entertainers, but this group is still small. Can we possibly accelerate economic growth among the masses? Can you help us to affect 10,000 people? This is our starting target. We will eventually affect millions. We can be a conduit for fair trade and economic growth. Will you join us on this journey?
We are aware that not everyone wants to start a business, so we also assist those looking for work.
We are raising funds to enable the realisation of faster Economic Growth Aspirations of black communities, particularly for youth and older individuals, some of whom have given up hope.
For Economic Betterment, we need all hands on deck, as we produce documented solutions which are relevant for any community, of any race, religion, or social status, wherever they are.
What will we do with the funds raised?
To Do List
1) Reduce or eliminate poverty - Teach how to fish. Instead of quick fixes, enable lasting economic growth of families, teams and individuals.
2) Make a real difference. through community and charitable activities by giving resources such as time, expertise and money to find work for the unemployed and divert young people away from dangerous pathways. Signpost to provide motivation, training and educational qualifications, with funding opportunities.
3) Provide week long events for young people. You are invited to Sponsor a place for a young person to attend a life changing summer camp in 2018. 5 days can make all the difference with Mentors, Life Coaches, Career Advisors and Business experts who will provide workshops and activities. Two age ranges are catered for. The Summer Retreat welcomes 16 - 25 year olds.
The Summer Camp is for 11 - 15 year olds.
4) Assist creatives/inventors who need funds or internships, to help start businesses to create products and services in any of the following areas. Art, Fashion, Food, Hair & Beauty, Fitness, Business Support.
5) Provide a technological platform where creatives will earn from their creative and entrepreneurial talents, via online sales, and sales to shops
6) Provide those who have a Tech idea with access to designers, coders, training and connections to make their dream a reality.
7) Provide determined families and teams who want to fulfil a dream and have a proven track record with access to Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists
8) Document progress, with facts and figures to produce a blueprint that is effective in its goals to raise the economic level of families.
9) Assist those unemployed with finding a job if that is their preference.
10) Provide an offline publication - a Magazine for distribution across the country. An electronic version will be available worldwide.
Black Economics Foundation will work with idea generators from concept to mass production. We will offer advice, guidance. road maps, marketing support, and if necessary, help with business plans.
Black Economics Foundation will give with no expectation of a return. Our reward is seeing the Economic Betterment of those helped, and the subsequent relief and cohesion of families.
We will connect aspiring businesses to mentors, coaches, experts and consultants to guide and propel real progress. We will assist with branding and promotion and organise a sales team for each business.
Help needs to be offered to prospective or existing entrepreneurs who are already marginalised, who banks refuse to lend to, and to those who do not have rich relatives to give them a start.
More good and positive experiences to be created in this life where so people many are in pain, and despair. In a multi-cultural world, we all need to help each other.
A report will be produced at the end of the one year period to inform about progress, facts and figures.
We have a support Team of:-
Researchers, Outreach specialists, Business Experts, Advisors, Mentors, Motivators, Sales professionals, Marketing and Branding Experts, Report Writers, Technical Innovators & Social Media Experts.
Study the existing business and document existing methods of working, and existing results. For new businesses – examine proposals and where feasible, work with the Growth Process below.
What are the products or services?
What are the problems?
What are the hindrances to growth?
Decide what resources are needed to solve the problems and enable growth. Resources can include: equipment, training, staff, expertise, mentoring, finance, branding, certification, leadership skills, workspace.
Strategise and produce a plan.
Allocate Resources and Implement the plan. Diarise meetings, Note dates for stages in the work. Document results. Record outcomes. Highlight surprising outcomes.
Review & Evaluate
We are also producing a Black Economics book which takes the information from the screen to hard copy pages, to reach people who are not typically online, or would not look for a site like ours. The book will also have researchs of unique research information.
The book is titled "Black Economics - A 2020 Perspective". It will be published in July 2018, and we would be pleased to send you a copy. Pre-order today @£11 + including £3 p&p. The book will contain all you ever wanted to know about Black wealth, power, business, poverty and exploitation. This book will surprise you, with the positive things happening, and provide comfort that solutions are being found for issues. The book will also be available in Audio form which you can order from audible, once completed.
Also offered are the following Books.
The History of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs: The Biography of Success – Ebook. £10 for pdf version
Find out about the struggles along the road to massive success for Entrepreneurs which include: Giovanni De Medici, Christopher Columbus, Jacob Fugger, Henry Medillo, William Paterson, John Law, Matthew Boulton, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Sam Brannan , Mary Ellen Pleasant, Andrew Carnegie, Madame C. J. Walker and many more.
Three Minute Health - Book £12
Living a healthy lifestyle does not not have to take up much of your time. Some important principles are covered in this book - created so that by following its contents, the lives of readers, and their families can be prolonged. The book contains (quick reads) health Information about, free radicals, mind and spirit, stress and cortisol, happiness, fatty blood, diets, weight management, calories, exercise, smoking, social relationships, remedies, to do lists and more.
Our plan is to encourage and grow entrepreneurship in the following countries: UK, USA, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad, Jamaica and Antigua. We have already formed links in these countries, to target small business, or aspiring business owners. If we raise all the funds required, an average of 12 business entities per country can be assisted per annum. If we can positively affect the income of 1200 people per country, that would be a job well done, and a great start to our mission.
Where an ambitious person prefers to get a job or wants career growth, we will work with them to ensure employment within a short time period.
The target for the Black Economics Foundation will be to help move families from poverty to middle income or from middle income to higher incomes. We work with people from age 14 up to 70.
We motivate teenagers to channel their energies into lucrative businesses and also encourage over 50s who still want to fulfil a dream and should not be written off.
Help us to make a difference. The funds are given as grants/gifts. Where a bank or other funding body will provide match funding, - we can assist with the paperwork in preparation for the bank interview.
If we can help one business this enables the benefits to trickle to 100 people. If we help 100 teams, that is 10,000 benefiting from this project with your help. Give any amount. We will of course, publish the details of progress on our website.
Why do we say that helping one business team will help 100? If a team is made of 3 people, each person has a family and group of friends who will benefit from business growth. Any staff hired, will have loved ones who benefit from their wages. The suppliers and their families will benefit. The people who supply the suppliers will also benefit. The money earned by the original business people (our clients) will be spent on local suppliers of food, housing, clothing and more. Those local suppliers will have extra income for their families - and so it snowballs.
You have the option to support our work by buying a vest, teeshirt or hoodie. All designs are available as vests, teeshirts or hoodies, in colours black, white, maroon, red or blue.
Vest - from £24
Hoodie - From £36
Teeshirt from £28
Hoodie from £36
Teeshirt from £28
Please indicate Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL. Once ordered, please contact us with your chosen options with the mailing address you would like to send the product to.Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.
I hope you can help us make this journey. Walk with us, and help us birth a new organisation - Black Economics Foundation - to help propel the aspirations that exist within communities. Many typically die an unfulfilled death. The stress of poverty, racism, lack of opportunites, crime and disappointments coupled with inadequate healthcare causes the black race to die younger than other races. Check the statistics. You almost have to be superhuman to make a real success in life - or be lucky enough to have someone reach out and help. Too much talent is going to waste.
Our website provides inspirational stories of business owners, and great work being done. But our aim is do more than provide stories. We want to be pro-active in making a change. This is why this funding page has been set up.
We hope you are able to give towards this cause. Give any amount from £5 upwards. Choose a reward if you wish, or give without expectations. To donate without receiving a reward, just enter the amount you want to give, then click donate, without choosing a reward. Your donation can be anonymous if you wish.
Should you wish to discuss our work further, please contact us via our website. We are keen to have more people involved to help us build an effective conduit for change. Bring your skills, time and resources - and put them to good use.
Please do visit our website, and see what we do.
Here are photos of some of our team.