My Black Beauty Box

Meet the owner of My Black Beauty Box, LA native Mercedes Jenkins-Carter. Growing up Mercedes mother worked in Leimert Park a predominantly black business area in Los Angeles. Her mother’s boss hired black employees and would network with other black businesses. At a very young age Mercedes dreamed of being a black business owner. As she grew up she begin to notice some of the black businesses she loved as a child were closing and going out of business. She then knew that her job was to help black businesses. She went off to college and obtained her business degree and a couple of years after graduating My Black Beauty Box was formed.

My Black Beauty Box is a platform that promotes, uplifts and supports black businesses everywhere. This is done via our subscription boxes that includes products from Black owned businesses as well as a QR Directory Code Keychain or as we like to call it the modern day business card/yellow pages for black businesses. The process to be in the box is relatively simple and only requires a business to be a directory member (BBB community member) and to wholesale their products.

The beauty of My Black Beauty Box is that each business in the box and directory work to support and promote one another. Mercedes goal is to help get black businesses in front of consumers she believes the best way to achieve this goal is by each of us working together. At my Black beauty box we believe in Collaboration Not Competition.

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