Published on 7 December 2017 by Afrocks

5 Black Businesses That Will Help Your Company Get More Exposure

Building a startup/business from scratch without an enormous capital can be a long and draining process, but it does not have to be a lonely one. Indeed throughout the ups and downs of  the creative, building and launching phases, working on your brand has always been an extremely challenging yet rewarding component of the journey. Reflecting on the year’s encounters and in the spirit of sharing, here are five great black businesses that I have collaborate with or personally met/used, which I think can be useful to any small business owner.

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Published on 16 June 2017 by Afrocks

How We Wrote One Of The Most Shared Blog Post About UK Black Businesses With £50 Budget

Image credit @: Obeejool Studio

20 years ago, Bill Gates said  ‘Content is King’, and in today’s digital world, it is as relevant as ever. Though content marketing is not a new concept, it is particularly pertinent, quasi crucial, for small businesses. With big companies spending big cash in advertising to occupy the online space, content marketing is vital to small & medium black businesses to showcase their expertise, and expand their brands.

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Published on 7 February 2017 by Afrocks

Afrocks Giveaway Sweepstake Terms and Conditions


  1. The promoter is: Afrocks EKEMIT whose registered office is at 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE London United Kingdom
  1. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Afrocks EKEMIT and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.

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Published on 2 February 2017 by Afrocks

36 UK Black Owned Businesses You Absolutely Need In Your Life In 2017

2016 could be considered a pretty bleak year for people of colour after Brexit and the US presidential situation.

However, it wasn’t all bad as we saw the hashtag #UKBlackOwnedBusinesses trending on Twitter and the launch of the award-winning platform Brands of Colour.

Black people are tired of investing their money into brands and businesses that do not represent or consider them and as a result, UK Black businesses are finally getting the spotlight they deserve.

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Published on 3 November 2016 by Afrocks

A Year Working On Afrocks: 10 Things I Have Learnt So Far Working On An On-Demand Natural Hair Marketplace Startup


Wow! Time flies by!
I still remember last year when I had the idea: we need to create the ‘Uber for Natural and Afro Hair!’ and I was like:
‘This is going to be huuuuuuge!’
‘I need to get the product out faaaast’
‘Wait wait wait I need to validate the idea first and find out if people really want the product’
That time…when ideas and you are so excited you can’t even sleep!

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Published on 18 October 2016 by Afrocks

Interview of Joy Joses, Founder Of Melanmag.com, The New Online Lifestyle Magazine For Women Of Colour


Tired of reading the same old Cosmopolitan magazine? Smile! Melanmag.com is a new online lifestyle magazine for women of colour, which aims to supply real and authentic content for the millennial woman of colour.
If you check out the website, you will find rich and diverse content served by a sleek design. We love it.
Oh! And Joy Joses, the founder of Melanmag was kind enough to chat to us about very interesting stuff you certainly want to read about!

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Published on 13 October 2016 by Afrocks

How To Find Your Natural Hair Stylist or Salon With Afrocks in Less Than 2 Minutes


Hello Folks!
I have a very good news for you: Our website is (finally) live! After months and months of hard work we have released our Beta version. Beta version means that it is not the finished product and there are probably a few things to fix here and there. But we are live and you now book a stylist in less than 2 minutes, by doing the following:

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Published on 25 September 2016 by Afrocks

15 Black Business and Cultural Events to Network, Learn and Relax


Networking and meeting people is essential when starting up or growing a business. Whether you like it or not, as a small business owner or as the person representing the business, you will have to get out of your shop, your lab or switch off the computer and talk to people. I mean face-to-face.

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Published on 19 September 2016 by Afrocks

Looking For Natural & Organic Hair Products For Your Hair? Read The Awesome Interview Of Bernadette James, Founder Of SimplyMoi!

Remember our super cool blog post on UK Black owned businesses  written a couple of months ago? Back then we had featured SimplyMoi as one of the hottest website where you could buy natural and organic products. Well we just had a chat with energetic, inspired and delightful Bernadette James. And it goes a bit like this…

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Published on 15 August 2016 by Afrocks

Interview of Sandra Dodds, Founder of BlackHairBlackBeauty Natural Hair Salon in South London


Following the opening of their brand new natural hair salon in Norwood, South London, we briefly talked with Sandra Dodds, founder of Black Hair Black Beauty. You should hear what she has to say! Very inspiring!

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