BizInTheHood celebrates business in the hood as part of the mission to
draw attention to the importance of the "hood dollar", by helping
to cultivate, support, grow and promote the small businesses, entrepreneurs
and independent self employed individuals who stimulate the economy. In
addition we are a resource to the community by providing access and information
on the products and services the community needs, discounts and deals,
in addition to information, news, entertainment, job opportunities, small
business grants and our ultimate goal---scholarships. That is Bizinthehood
in a nutshell. That is the elevator pitch.
|The Mission? Plain and simple...The Hood Dollar. Our purpose and mission is to honor the
businesses and the people of "the hood" that stimulate and circulate the hood dollar, by promoting, growing,
supporting and elevating business in the hood, creating new business in
the hood and providing support, economic growth and opportunities for the
communities and people of the hood.
Our goal is to elevate the way business is done in the hood, to gain respect
for the hood, because, we believe the hood dollar is just as important
as every other dollar.
Bizinthehood is more than just a place to promote. We are a place to show
your business, but…grow your business. To build new business. To encourage,
nurture and fund the next generation of business. To inform you, educate
you and represent you. To respect you and demand respect for you. We’re
elevating the hood while we raise our flag, and represent our name.
We ARE Bizinthehood!
Bizinthehood is NOT ghetto. There are other outlets out there that are considered “ghetto”, although truth is, they are actually showing what is real. We, however, are about elevating business in the hood, stimulating the hood economy, and presenting a positive side to the inner city. While other outlets may be considered ghetto, (although they are showing what is real), Bizinthehood, however is NEVER ghetto, yet we KEEP IT REAL.
We are positioning ourselves to become a symbol of the hood--a positive symbol of the hood. A positive symbol for its people, its businesses and its dollars. Bizinthehood is a symbol for business. A symbol for the streets. A symbol for the hood.
It is important that the small inner city/urban business succeed, the businesses
in the hood succeed. The hood dollar is important and the small business
is the backbone of our national economy. If the people don’t support the
inner city business, if the businesses dry up and go away, if the entrepreneurs
give up, the barbers, stylists, artists, singers, rappers, designers and
all the other independent hood economy stimulators quit....what happens
to the economy, what happens to the neighborhoods, what happens to society
and people as a whole? Each of these hood economy stimulators is important
and collectively it is critical that they survive and succeed. We will
be their symbol, their supporters, their advocates, their defenders, their
voice. It is important that Bizinthehood succeeds.
We’re on a mission, and we need your support. But, if we are not going
to stand up, flex our voice and be heard, then don’t complain about “them”,
"life is not fair", “the man”, “disrespect”, “being powerless”,
“not having opportunity”.... etc. We are asking for your support and for
your participation, and asking you to stand up, and loudly proclaim--”this
is MY hood”….and please, please, please Don’t Get it Twisted... THE HOOD