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Knoxville Black Business Directory helps customers find entrepreneurs to support

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Caring for people’s skin is not easy in a pandemic. 

“It’s been a wild, weird ride,” said Sybil Bailey, a licensed esthetician who founded her company, Afro Mermaid Skincare, in January. 

It’s the fulfillment of a 30-year passion for Bailey, 50. 

So far in year one, she’s focused on surviving. She has faced mandated closures and enacted extra precautions during the pandemic. 

What she and so many entrepreneurs need now is belief and more customers.

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Afro Mermaid Skincare owner Sybil Bailey is photographed at her treatment room located at MBK Wellness Center in Knoxville’s Bearden neighborhood on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Photo: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel )

“I need my community and my clients to believe in the service that I’m providing and to lift me up by spreading the word,” said Bailey. 

Afro Mermaid Skincare is one of more

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A business directory that’s socially responsible, and green, too

ALBANY — In other circumstances, they might have welcomed the sharp drop in greenhouse gas emissions that last spring’s lockdown triggered.

They were environmentalists who consider themselves socially responsible. But the pandemic “has been a shocker for all of us,” said Owusu Anane, Albany’s 10th ward common  council member. “It brought businesses to their knees.”

Anane spoke Tuesday afternoon outside the aptly named Green’s Appliance store on Central Avenue as he and others gathered for the official launch of the Buy Local Grow Local online directory, a compilation of more than 250 green and socially responsible businesses and services, all locally based.

The idea for a directory gathered steam in March, as Covid-19 was spreading rapidly in New York and other parts of the country. People of Albany United for Safe Energy led the effort, with PAUSE’s Sandy Steubing serving as project director.

Anane knows first-hand the important role small

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VA Black Business Directory To Hold Inaugural Expo In October

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — The founders of the Virginia Black Business Directory and Fredericksburg Black Restaurant Week have discovered an untapped market for their services. They are hoping to build on their success in 2020 by hosting the inaugural Virginia Black Business Directory Expo in Stafford County on Oct. 17.

The organizers, Ernisha Hall and Tracey Hall, want the expo to serve as a place for Black business owners to promote their services and products and for attendees to learn about many of the Black-owned businesses in the state. They plan to mine the hundreds of businesses listed in their nonprofit Virginia Black Business Directory to attract business owners to the Saturday, Oct. 17 expo, which will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In January, the Halls launched the Virginia Black Business Directory, an online platform that lists Black-owned businesses in Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. Earlier this month,

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Cary mom launches online directory, support for families with high school seniors :: WRAL.com

Julie Stallman had big plans earlier this year after launching TriangleSeniorYear.com, an online business directory with everything families with high school seniors would need — from photographers for senior pictures to tutors for test prep to details about the college application process.

Then came the pandemic, forcing her to switch up her plans a bit. But she’s still been able to provide valuable content to a growing readership that has had to navigate senior years like no other.

The inspiration for the site, Stallman tells me, are her own two children — Ryan, 21, and Kelsey, 18. At the same time, the longtime marketing and graphic design professional also has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves developing new ideas. I checked in with Stallman, who lives in Cary with her husband, for more details about TriangleSeniorYear.com. Here’s a Q&A.

Go Ask Mom:

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