WLOX TV station recently featured MSGCBOB founder Alexis Williams during its new highlights.
Williams started the MSGCBOB as a Facebook page to connect others black entrepreneurs together on a whine. Now, the page has grown to thousands of Black-owned businesses along the MS Gulf Coast.
Williams says the goal behind her Facebook group is to connect minorities to resources so their businesses can boost the Coast’s economy.
“I started the Black Owned Business page to have a platform for other black-owned businesses and consumers to find each other,” she explained.
She uses social media to make stronger bonds in the community she calls home.
“I’m originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Turnkey to be exact.”
There are more than 3,000 members in the Coast’s Black-Owned Businesses Facebook Page. Alexis says the timeline is always buzzing.
“People looking for landscapers. They’re looking for people to fix their AC units because its hot, boutiques, hair stylists.”
Alexis owns Aloha Glamour, a clothing boutique inspired by her time stationed in Hawaii. She says the struggles that come with starting a new business made her seek help from others with similar issues.
“I didn’t start a business to make money but when I started one, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to figure this out.’”
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