#DoGoodBusiness

 

The Ujima Good Business Alliance is a local business association sponsored by Ujima for community-oriented companies within our network. Members of the Business Alliance are business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs who are committed to advancing social and economic justice through the private sector. Business Alliance members find strength in unity, and value cooperation over competition to achieve shared success.

HOW TO JOIN

#1: Are You a Business We Love?

Membership in the UGBA begins with being named a Business We Love by community members. 

 

Click here to look for your name on our investment plan. 

#2: Apply to Join the UGBA

If you are a business we love, apply here.

 

After your application is submitted, our Community Standards Committee will review each application to make sure businesses are aligned with our Good Business Standards.

#3: Not yet a Business We Love? No problem.

BENEFITS

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Businesses are eligible to apply for loans or investments of up to $250,000 at interest rates as low as 3.5% from the Ujima Fund.

Read about our most recent equity investment in Jazz Urbane Cafe.

PROCUREMENT

We advocate for local procurement by major corporations, universities, faith-based institutions, and more.

Read about how our advocacy helped UGBA member, CERO, gain a contract with Boston University.

PROMOTIONS

We provide free marketing and media and organize creative events and campaigns to raise the profile of your companies.  

Listen to our podcast, Yours, Mine, Ours, created exclusively for UGBA members, in collaboration with The Moonlighters' Club.

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BUSINESS COORDINATOR

We provide access to professional development opportunities to improve the impact and success of businesses.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We offer technical assistance to businesses, from setting up POS and CRM systems to training and onboarding, legal services, financial planning, and more.

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OPPORTUNIES TO LEARN

As a member of the UGBA, you'll have opportunities to learn about forward-thinking business practices, such as open books accounting, zero waste programs, employee ownership, and worker governance.

2022 UJIMA GOOD BUSINESS ALLIANCE