We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Community Support This is just one of three ways Google says it’s helping Black businesses. Michael Allison 30 Jul 2020 11 Source: Android CentralWhat you need to know Google has added “Black-owned” as an attribute Business profiles can now adopt. The company is doing this as part of an initiative to elevate Black businesses in the U.S. It also announced the inaugural class of its Google for Startups Accelerator for Black Founders. Google is now making it easier for Black-owned businesses to market themselves as such with a new marker in maps. It’s now possible for business profiles to add a “Black-owned business attribute” to their profile so when a searcher enters a term that brings up the store, that attribute will be displayed prominently on both Seach and Maps. Attributes, for the uninformed, are the little things that appear under a business when you search for it in Maps. Things like outdoor seating and accessibility arrangments show up there. Google has also added Woman-led as a business attribute in the past. Jewel Burks, head of Google for Startups U.S. said: With this attribute, our goal is to… Read full this story
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