On Monday, TikTok announced that applications are open for the third round of its Support Black Businesses accelerator program. They released the following statement:
In honor of #BlackBusinessMonth this August, we are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for the third round of our Support Black Businesses accelerator program, which is designed to elevate the voices of Black-owned businesses on TikTok through exclusive access to resources, benefits, and networking opportunities. The Support Black Businesses accelerator program aims to shine a light on the creativity, innovation, and real impact that Black-owned businesses have on the TikTok community and their local community.
Support Black Businesses Accelerator Program
The third round of Support Black Businesses builds on the program we launched in 2020 to provide the tools and resources to help Black businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs achieve success. During the four-week virtual training, selected participants will receive exclusive access to business resources and benefits and join a community of like-minded founders and owners to connect, support, learn, and uplift one another.
“The TikTok Support Black Businesses Program has had a significant impact on our business,” said Sahr, CEO of Love You Cookie and a participant of the 2021 cohort of Support Black Businesses. “Not only did the program give us national exposure, it also gave us the tools and the resources to succeed on TikTok.”
Black Business Month in-app programming on TikTok
Through the month of August, TikTok will also be celebrating and putting a spotlight on the amazing work of Black-owned businesses on the platform with #BlackOwnedBusiness.
Beginning today, August 8th, Black-owned businesses who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for the next cohort. Finalists will be notified in early September, and the program will begin on September 12.
To apply to be part of this program, your business must have the following:
- Identify as a Black-owned business
- Be based in the U.S.
- Offer a product or service online
- Have a social media presence (TikTok account not required)
- Commit to attend each week’s required webinar
Click here to apply today!
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