South Carolina Buy Black Locally (SCBBL) is a web-based business directory and database created to give Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs, and our entire Black community a place to shine and reach each one another.
Who We Are
We’re a group of Black people who care strongly and deeply about the greater good of our people and communities. We are active at making sure we find every business owned by us and for us in order for us to keep our money flowing in our communities to build ourselves up to the next level.
SCBBL was founded by Candace Pringle
Candace is a Wife, Mom, Technical Program Manager, Industrial Engineer, Entrepreneur, Community Engagement Officer, and Spiritual Center Admin.
What We Do
SCBBL gathers a listing of all Black-Owned Businesses in the surrounding areas, opening up room for more customers, networking, and more word-of-mouth advertisements from others who are familiar with the services from your business. We also offer resources for all SCBBL Members, event calendars, & more. If you would like to donate to help the mission, please do so below.
Why We Do It
Often times, it is hard to find everything you could possibly need in one location. Especially, when you are new to this area and may come from a place where you had everything at your fingertips. We feel that if you can find the services you need from your brothers and sisters, you will patronize your own and keep money circulating in the Black communities like other cultures do currently.
Studies show that out of our $1.1 trillion buying power, only 2% is invested in black-owned businesses
This platform was created out of a need to support businesses that are owned and operated by black entrepreneurs to funnel more of that money back into our communities.
As a black consumer, the most common challenge is discovering black companies in your area, and verifying that older businesses are still black-owned.
In addition, many of our people are unaware of where our black business owners are located, the services that are offered, and how they can reach out to support them. This leaves consumers confused and with no other option than to go to “big-box” and one-stop-shop businesses — those that don’t belong to us, but actively feed off of our customer demographic.
That’s where we come in.