Support Black-Owned Businesses
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is committed to celebrating, recognizing, and supporting the Black-owned businesses of Downtown Long Beach. We encourage the community to visit, shop with, and source their services from these diverse and talented businesses. Use the interactive map below to explore the Black-owned businesses of DTLB, view their websites and hours, peruse different types of services, and learn their stories.
If you know of a business that should be included on this map, please email DLBA Digital Marketing & Social Media Coordinator Lauren Mayne at LaurenM@dlba.org.
Resources for Businesses
P.A.C.E. – *FREE 1-on-1 business coaching and advisement, the P.A.C.E. program supports businesses at any stage.
Winter Small Business Workshop – Learn about marketing, branding, business operations assessments, legal & tax compliance, and more in this FREE 3-part workshop series.
Entrepreneur Education Series (Coming in April 2021) – *FREE 6-week program with CSULB’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to learn the tools and skills needed to start and run a successful business.
Kiva Micro Loan – Peer-to-peer micro-lending program that provides potential borrowers with 0% interest microloans that can be paid back in up to 36 months. The DLBA will endorse borrowers for Kiva Long Beach if the Criteria for Participation is met.
*Programs are free to all businesses with active business licenses that are located within the Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s DPIA & PBID boundaries