10,000 Small Businesses

July 7, 2020

#BlackOutDay2020 aims to bring the Black community together in economic solidarity through a nationwide campaign to demonstrate the spending power of the Black community and to support Black-owned businesses. Learn more about our Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses community:  

Connie’s Chicken & Waffles

Baltimore, Maryland
Khari Parker, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Connie’s got its start selling chicken & waffles at its stand at Lexington Market in Baltimore, MD. The restaurant has since expanded its locations to serve even more hungry customers in Charm City.

Visit the Connie's Chicken & Waffles Website: http://www.connieschickenandwaffles.com/

Effie’s Paper

New York, New York
Kalyn Johnson Chandler, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Effie’s Paper is a lifestyle brand that is “setting the trend for the cool accessories to buy, how to travel in style, and how much coffee it’s chic to drink on a daily basis.” The company’s goal is to create lifestyle products that can co-exist with today’s technology.

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Bake Me Happy

Columbus, Ohio
Letha Pugh, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Bake Me Happy is revolutionizing the way the world views gluten-free goods, promising “gluten-free goodness for everybody” with their cookies, cupcakes, and more.

Visit the Bake Me Happy Website: https://www.bakemehappygf.com/online-store

Deddle’s Donuts

Baltimore, Maryland
Robin Holmes, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Deddle’s bright pink food truck is easily recognizable in the Baltimore area. In addition to selling mini donuts from the truck, Deddle’s also specializes in online sales and catering.

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Shea Radiance

Elkridge, Maryland
Funlayo Alabi, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Shea Radiance was born in Funlayo’s kitchen after she began creating products to solve her family’s skincare needs. Shea Radiance is a beauty company that creates natural products inspired by the traditional uses of unrefined shea butter.

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Capitol Kettle Corn

Washington D.C.
JC Clark, 10,000 Small Businesses graduate

Family-owned and operated, Capitol Kettle Corn sells a wide variety kettle corn to customers in the Metropolitan DMV area, including “White House” Sea Salt and “Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom.”

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