Black female entrepreneurship is on the rise—but too often neither consumers nor owners are happy.

Yeah, we go there.

This week’s episode of Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets hits a topic that touches our hearts and wallets: improving the circulation of the Black dollar. We all know the complaints when it comes to patronizing Black-owned businesses. Bad customer service. Limited inventory. Lack of systems. On the flip side, Black biz owners grumble about lack of support and overly critical treatment from Black consumers. Both sides have valid concerns. Luckily, we’re not here to just vent about the issues, we’re trying to solve them. Our host Lis Willis hits the pavement to ask a few good women for their thoughts on how to improve the Black business experience. How can we drive the Black dollar in a meaningful way? How can our entrepreneurs better serve our demo? How can consumers better serve our entrepreneurs? We ask the tough questions. Check out what the ladies say, and don’t forget to add your own thoughts in the comments section.

Missed other conversations? Don’t worry. You can catch up on previous episodes of Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets by simply clicking below.

Episode 3: Is Social Media Pitting Black Women Against Each Other?

Episode 4: What Do Black Mothers Get Right (and Wrong)?

Episode 5: Confronting Colorism

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