We believe that all people should have access to daily essential needs, quality education and generational wealth. We provide real-time referrals to consumers, access to educational resources to all & visibility to small black-owned businesses in under-represented communities.
WHO ARE WE?
Black Dolla Indy is an influential community-centered organization that provides ACCESS to both consumers and small black-owned businesses primarily in under-represented areas of Indianapolis. We provide a virtual community space where one can get real-time essential needs met
BDI also provides access to EDUCATION to those who need resources to help start and/or grow their business
We connect new, aspiring & existing businesses to local organizations that provide RESOURCES to mentorship, business education, financial assistance and expansion initiatives
BDI focuses on providing VISIBILITY using our advertising space within the community platform, through our monthly e-newsletter, live on-site reviews, video podcasts, networking events that nurture collaboration, and industry specific events all Hoosiers can enjoy
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Our private BDI community platform is currently being used by over 45K people across Indiana, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, California and Ohio. In any given 28 day span, there are over 33K being active on the platform at any one given time.
Our membership consists of 72.9% women, 26.5% men and 0.6% Other. The top users range from ages 25-54 and although our top utilization cities include Indianapolis, Lawrence, Fishers, Anderson and Kokomo, our target area is Marion County.
Businesses represented on the community platform include but are not limited to services such as: Law, Engineering, Fashion/Design, Food/Restaurants, Home Improvement, Realty, Insurance, Beauty/Skincare, Healthcare, Technology, Education and Accounting to name a few.
You can find us on Facebook at Black Dolla Indy (private), Black Dolla Indy - Business (public), and on Instagram at Black Dolla Indy (Public)
We believe that COLLABORATION crushes competition, and supporting black-owned businesses is a way to combat the generational wealth gap and strengthen the economic health of our communities.
Black Dolla has been featured on the front page of the Indianapolis Recorder, in the Indy Star, Black Enterprise, Indiana Minority Business magazine, on WISH TV, WRTV, Fox 59, CBS4Indy, Indy Black Owned, The Gray Area, Midwest Leak Magazine, Visit Indy, Black Banks Matter, Hot96 with Cameron Scott, WTLC, AM 1310: The Light, IndyNow, and Queenship Quarters Podcast
Black Dolla is committed to highlighting black business through events all Hoosiers can enjoy.