Who we Are
Black Business Atlas inc. (BBA) represents the next stage in the evolution of the Facebook group, Black Business Atlas - Building Our Community, formerly known as Black MTL - Building Our Community. The Facebook group was created in June 2020 by Kayla Crawley, following the social uprising caused by the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breanna Taylor and George Floyd. Kayla felt the urge to do more for the Black community in Montreal as she realized that there was a need for everyone to come together in a positive way. She wanted to create a platform that would allow the community to support Black-owned businesses and help them thrive. In addition, the Facebook group also allows members to exchange on various topics ranging from current events to cultural issues.
With the success of the Black Business Atlas - Building Our Community group, it became clear that there was a need for a more structured online platform which would do more to showcase the products and services of Black business owners, as well as showcase any talents or expertise any Black individuals may have. To bring this to fruition, Kayla partnered with Marly Damas and Fatoumata Barry. As a result, Black Business Atlas inc. ("BBA"), the company, was born. The purpose of the website is to help the Black community circulate income amongst itself and give it a means to support itself and effect positive change. The website will ensure that Black businesses have the opportunity to meet all customers and will provide them with supportive tools to grow.
We aim to become a major pillar in helping circulate and keep dollars within our community!
To promote and sustain wealth creation in the Black community.
The mission of Black Business Atlas Inc. (BBA) is to promote and facilitate contact between customers and Black entrepreneurs. BBA encourages the purchase of “Black-owned" products and services while continuously supporting the Black community as a whole. We aim to provide a comprehensive online space for any person(s) looking to find the services or products of a Black business, Black professional or Black creative.
The objective of this space is not only to promote wealth creation in the Black community but also to increase its visibility and achievements, at the individual and community level.
BBA's core values are what guide us daily in helping our members achieve their objectives. At all times, we strive to distinguish BBA as a trusted brand and one stop shop for anyone looking to support the Black community, and any Black entrepreneur aiming to grow their business.
- Respect: we are inclusive, collaborative, and strongly believe that individuals from different backgrounds and talents can contribute.
- Integrity: we are passionate about becoming the unrivaled industry leader by providing superior results to our members, customers and community as a whole. All of this done with the utmost level of integrity.
- Trust: we are committed to doing business the right way and we keep our promises.
- Empowerment: we empower our members to make decisions that benefit the community as a whole.