The support of new and returning customers is crucial to the growth of a new or small business. With so many in our communities venturing into entrepreneurship, it’s important to keep in mind that along with your support in dollars, they’ll also need a little understanding, courtesy, patience and encouragement as they work hard to build their businesses and give back to the very communities they came from.

Register now to attend the 2019 ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market this December in ATL. See you there!

Scroll through the list below to check out a few things you should keep in mind when supporting local small and new businesses in and outside of your neighborhood this holiday season.

Vendor applications for the ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit & Target Holiday Market are now open! Click here to apply today!

When you’re done, click HERE for more information about how you can join us to support dozens of Black-owned businesses at once as we host the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit And Target Holiday Market in Atlanta this December.

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