Louisiana’s first black business website was soft-launched initially in 2020 by Social Pal Kal and its founder Kalli Combs.
The brand officially entered the pre-launch phase on January 1, 2022. Confident that the overwhelmingly positive feedback has given her enough information to refine and perfect Geaux Black Biz, Kalli Combs entered 2022 happy, prepared, and hopeful.
Geaux Black Biz is a digital directory to connect and advertise community businesses to their consumers, promoting more accessible and more effective networking while boosting the visibility of Louisiana-based companies.
Kalli Combs, the founder of Social Pal Kal that owns Geaux Black Biz, points out that the brand’s mission is “to unite all Louisiana black businesses through the power of the network, support, and access to the latest digital marketing tools to grow their businesses.”
Ever since its soft launch in 2020, Geaux Black Biz has devoted itself to promoting economic growth for all black businesses in the state.
The only requirement businesses need to pass is to be located in Louisiana, while the perks of collaborating with Geaux Black Biz are many. Aside from boosted visibility and increased brand awareness, business owners will have access to a broader consumer marketing base, receive numerous digital advertising opportunities through the brand’s proprietary app, social media sponsored advertising, and more.
Combs initially developed a local black business list to fulfill a need that was missing in her local community. “There wasn’t a complete directory to find black businesses to support, so I said to myself, I’ll create one! It started will a local list of about 400 businesses, but when I noticed there wasn’t a state based directory either, we decided to expand to the entire state of Louisiana.”
“I’m passionate about helping small businesses, specifically black business grow by teaching simple but effective marketing strategies that most either don’t know about, or don’t have the time to learn.”
Although the app is in the pre-launch phase, business owners can already pre-register by filling out the form on the official Geaux Black Biz website.
More information is available on www.geauxblackbiz.com