Welcome to our mobile app, designed to help you easily locate and support Black-owned businesses near you as well as online. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of using our app to discover and connect with these businesses, empowering you to contribute to a more inclusive economy.

Step 1: Download and Install the App

  1. Visit the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android) on your mobile device.
  2. Search for our app by entering the app name in the search bar.
  3. Tap on the “Download” or “Install” button to begin the installation process.
  4. Once the installation is complete, locate the app icon on your home screen and tap to open it.

Step 2: Create an Account (Optional)

  1. Upon opening the app, you’ll be prompted to create an account. This step is optional, but having an account will allow you to personalize your experience, save favorite businesses, and leave reviews.
  2. Provide the required information, such as your name, email address, and password.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account creation process.

Step 3: Explore Black-Owned Businesses

  1. On the app’s home screen, you’ll find options to search for businesses near your current location or browse online businesses.
  2. If you prefer to find local businesses, tap on the “Nearby” tab. The app will access your location to display a list of Black-owned businesses in your vicinity.
  3. To search for online businesses, navigate to the “Online” tab. Here, you can browse a curated selection of Black-owned businesses that operate online, regardless of their physical location.
  4. Feel free to explore the different categories or use the search function to find specific businesses or products.

Step 4: View Business Details

  1. When you find a business you’re interested in, tap on its listing to view more information.
  2. The business details page will provide you with important information such as the business name, address, contact information, website (if applicable), and a brief description.
  3. You can also access additional features such as customer reviews, ratings, and photos if available.

Step 5: Interact with Businesses

  1. Once you’ve found a Black-owned business you’d like to support, there are several ways to interact with them.
  2. If the business has a physical location, you can use the integrated maps feature to get directions.
  3. If the business operates online, you can tap on the website link to visit their online store or platform.
  4. Consider using the provided contact information to ask questions, make inquiries, or place orders.
  5. Don’t forget to support the business by making a purchase, leaving a positive review, or recommending it to others!

Step 6: Save Favorites and Leave Reviews (Account Required)

  1. If you’ve created an account, you can save your favorite Black-owned businesses by tapping the heart icon on their respective listings. This will allow you to easily access them in the future.
  2. After visiting a business, you can leave a review and rating to share your experience with other users.
  3. Your contributions will help promote these businesses and provide valuable feedback to the community.

Feel free to customize this guide to match your app’s design and features. Remember to provide clear instructions and visuals where necessary, making it user-friendly and accessible to all. Good luck with your app, and thank you for supporting Black-owned businesses!


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