Being Black Business
It’s a “Black” Thing
11th October 2016

rantIt’s a “Black” Thing

I was asked an interesting question the other day – There are lots of thriving Asian enterprises but very few successful black business. Why is this?

It is something I’ve been thinking about and what I’m about to say may be controversial, but it is true! Apologies if I offend anyone.


Asian people help each other whereas Black people hinder each other.

Asians like joint success whereas Black people only like their own success.


A black person will see three shops on the high street all selling the same thing:

Black shop – I’m not giving them my money, they have enough already.

Asian shop – It is going dirt cheap, I will buy there.

White shop – Might be better quality, I will shop there.

The Black shop might have the better quality and lower price, but they won’t get a look-in!

As I come up to 16 years in business, the Asian community has been instrumental in my success. They strike a hard bargain but they always recommend, and many are still loyal customers today. I thank them for their support. Pains me to say it is the opposite for the Black community. Zero recommendations even when they get it for free!

I must say there are exceptions and these exceptions; you can see their business growing. Unless the Black community stops looking inward and starts looking outward and supporting each other, we will exactly where we are now in 50 years. I pray that the younger generation has a better mindset.

I close with two things:

  1. United we stand, divided we fall.
  2. Nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every Action (including thought) has a reaction or consequence. “We reap what we sow”.
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