February 25, 2021


Black Business Orlando using social media to connect community to minority businesses

A collaborative group made up of local Black business owners is working to connect Black businesses with consumers to help keep them in business during the pandemic.

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a report by The National Bureau of Economic Research found 440,000 Black businesses shut down last year from February to April. The

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DTC Insurance Company Lemonade Uses Art To Connect With Its Youthful Customers

Lemonade’s Instagram art

The insurance market is highly competitive, with big marketing budgets and highly recognizable mascots – like the Geico gecko and Progressive’s Flo.

The direct-to-consumer insurance company Lemonade (which went public in July) started four years ago in New York City offering renters’ insurance – the type of $60 per year policies  the  big guys didn’t want to bother with.

Lemonade’s strategy is to sign up customers for its inexpensive renters’ insurance policies, and keep them happy with customer service features like three-second, automated claims payouts. When those customers buy a home, adopt a pet or buy life

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