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MISSION, VISION, VALUES

Mission | Vision:

  • To become and leave a piece of a lost legacy that confirms even in the face of adversity, there will always be a way to overcome & to deliver Access, Resources & Visibility to under-represented areas of Indianapolis

We Value:

  • Access - Real-time virtual co-working/referral space nurtures business/consumer relationships & builds community

  • Resources - Reviews & networking provide better decision-making power

  • Visibility - Our industry specific events inspire

  • Authenticity - We encourage putting people & purpose first THEN one's pockets will prosper

A.R.V.A. = LIFE

 
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WHO ARE WE?

BDI is an influential community-centered organization that provides ACCESS to both consumers and businesses primarily in the underserved and under-represented areas of Indianapolis.

We focus on real-time referrals to the consumer, and advertising space for aspiring and existing small black-owned businesses.

We serve as a liaison between city programs, media outlets and organizations whose goal is to assist with small black business expansion efforts, reduce the tension within our communities and instill forward thinking educational opportunities.

BDI also prides itself in their face-to-face interaction with the community via networking events specifically designed to create VISIBILITY, through podcast interviews and live reviews in what some might call 'invisible' areas of the city.  

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

​BDI is actively being used by over 43 thousand residents in Indiana, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago and Ohio.  BDI has created the exposure black businesses need to expand, as well as keep their doors open during times of survival difficulty.

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Businesses represented on the BDI 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.

Wednesdays and Saturdays are called “Black Dolla Days.”  Black Dolla Days are set aside for advertising and promoting products/services and neighborhood events.  The other days are set aside for consumers to browse, shop, and give reviews about their experience, giving the community better decision-making power.

We believe that COLLABORATION crushes competition and is the only real way back to generational wealth; so if you need it, you can almost be certain to find it on Black Dolla Indy.​​

 
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FEATURES

​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 and IndyNow

Black Dolla is committed to highlighting black business through events all Hoosiers can enjoy.​​