Green Book of Tampa Bay founders share more than 100 local Black-owned businesses you can support right now

'In being intentional in the way you choose to spend your money, you not only help these businesses, but you uplift your entire community.'

click to enlarge Josh Bean (L) and Hillary Van Dyke - Jake-Ann Jones
Jake-Ann Jones
Josh Bean (L) and Hillary Van Dyke

By Hillary Van Dyke and Josh Bean

In our attempt to focus on the root causes of inequality in the Tampa Bay area, we recognize the significance of economic vitality. We know, through looking at local and national data, that a variety of systemic barriers prohibit equitable access to homeownership, employment, educational attainment, transportation, healthcare, and more.

Therefore, it is our mission to make it easier to help all people spend their money at Black-owned businesses. The saying that “When America gets a cold, Black people get the flu,” highlights how Black people are historically the most vulnerable to systemic failure.

Black business directory Green Book of Tampa Bay has quadrupled in size since launching in late 2019

In being intentional in the way you choose to spend your money, you not only help these businesses—which are just a few of the roughly 2.5 million Black-owned businesses in the country, most of which are sole proprietorships and small businesses—but you uplift your entire community.

While this is in no way a full list of Black-owned businesses in the Tampa Bay area, these are some of the companies we have covered over the last couple of years on our Instagram and Facebook. We’ve arranged them into categories, described one business in each category and listed the rest.

Follow us @greenbooktb, or visit our website, to learn more. 

Who We Use

  • Debonair Prints Specializes in graphic design and screen printing, and we just love the work they have done for us! Be sure to check out their Instagram (@debonairprints) to see their work. Oh, and visit the Merch tab on our website to order a Green Book t-shirt.
  • Astute Observations Astute did our logo
  • Creative Courtois This web development team did our website and logo work for our website development grant.
  • The Deuces Live A community partner in St. Petersburg
  • One Community St. Pete Another community partner in St. Petersburg
  • SpeedPro St. Petersburg SpeedPro did our business cards
  • Staples Co This team played web developer for our website development grant.

Black History

  • Madame Fortune Taylor Walking Tour  This historical walking tour starts at the Tampa Bay History Center and is centered on Madame Fortune Taylor, namesake of the Fortune Taylor Bridge in Tampa. Not only is Taylor a legendary Black business woman and a fascinating historical figure, but the tour is also led by thee Gloria Jean Royster, a local historian.
  • African American Heritage Trail
  • Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum
  • “Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City” Watch on YouTube via The Weekly Challenger News
  • Central Ave Black History Walking Tour
  • Curtis Museum of Pinellas
  • Dr. Carter Woodson African American Museum 
  • Perry Harvey Sr. Park

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Disclaimer: Green Book of Tampa Bay does not assume responsibility for any product or service offered and is not in any way responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers or services. 

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