Abygail and Ashleigh Montague are two of the three sisters who founded Blk Owned HAMONT, an open resource to find and support black-owned businesses in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area. Their mission is to celebrate, showcase, explore, and support black-owned businesses by creating a sustainable and thriving black-owned economy.

In this episode, we’re diving into what prompted the launch of Blk Owned HAMONT and how it has grown to go above and beyond just promoting black-owned businesses. Listen in as Abygail and Ashleigh share how they have leveraged government grants and the Sheridan College EDGE Program to launch, scale, and optimize Blk Owned HAMONT, and what they see as the future of the organization.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“We wanted to find a way to show our support to black-owned business, and we decided to do that through purchasing power.” - Blk Owned HAMONT Click To Tweet “The businesses definitely see the value.” - Blk Owned HAMONT Click To Tweet “All vendors who have answered our feedback survey so far have had nothing but good things to say.” - Blk Owned HAMONT Click To Tweet

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