As employment plummets within the current a job market, which is being defined today as the worst economy since the 1930 depression, the benefits of starting your own business is fast becoming one of the only viable options left for generating income. This is especially true for African Americans, who are silently suffering from job losses that are twice the national rate, and continues to grow as the general economy worsens.
In an economy that has historically defined our struggles as being the “last hired, first fired” African Americans are being forced to choose between the prospects of unemployment or self-employment. This revolutionary new system could not be timelier, for making available a real solution for both saving and generating income.
“For over a decade we have recognized the value of ecommerce as an unprecedented opportunity for connecting the entrepreneurial spirit of our communities, to our 700 billion dollar purchasing power of our communities, this AAC system will directly address the economic stress that African American communities are facing this year because of sub-prime worries and the declining economy said Bowlds, founder and acting CEO of the African American Connection.
This revolutionary new system is without question, a path that has been thoughtfully designed to close the gap of economic disparities that have historically plagued our individual and collective economic progress. Upon accessing the African American Connection domain at: www.aaconnection.com, you are greeted with a double portal. One part of the portal provides consumers free shopping from either one of two shopping centers.
The “General Market Shopping Center” (GMSC) provides you with a cash back rebate, up to 40%, in the form of a check that’s mailed directly to you. Rebates include products that you are already purchasing with companies like Wal-mart, Dell, Macys, and over 1500 hundred others that have already earned your trust and patronage.
The other shopping center is titled “The African American Shopping Center” (AASC). It is a first-of-its-kind portal which is specifically designed to create and support African American retail merchants, along with other businesses represented within the (AAC) “Businesses Center”.
The other businesses represented within AASC are indentified through a color-coded system. Colors include:
~ the red category — new or existing African American businesses;
~ the green category — commission-based African American sales’ professionals either self employed or employed within the general market who earn their living through commission based sales; and
~ the yellow category — non African American companies whose membership is dependent upon their compliance in providing the AA consumer with the highest level of customer service and a fair market price.
These businesses that have chosen to join as member merchants (of the AAC) are automatically connected to the shopping center where the goods or services of their perspective AAC e-commerce web stores are automatically connected to the shopping portal within the AAC domain.
“Our economic progress has been stymied by the spontaneous and indiscriminate spending of our gross national income which today is estimated at 700 billion dollars. Upon the misconception that the consumer is the catalyst for the recirculation of our dollars when in fact, the very definition of consumer is one of spending dollars rather than the retention of dollars. The AAC ‘Business Center’ will close this gap, that allows the general market to reap approximately an eight dollar return for every retail dollar that we spend with companies outside of our communities.
Businesses are not only more effective in managing communal wealth, but small businesses are also the fundamental source responsible for the majority of jobs created within the market. The AAC self reliant marketing system will open the door for us to create more retail merchants within our communities, and will help us to addresses both of these issues that impede upon our economic development from the bottom up” said Bowlds.
The common platform for all categories of AAC member merchants is a self editing state-of-the-art web store that’s stocked with cutting edge technology. Included are —
~ a blog for connecting with social media,
~ a calendar for announcing events happening outside the virtual business environment;
~ a gallery for displaying special products or services and comments; and
~ contact information for interactive communication with customers.
Coming soon is a chat feature for communicating with customers in real time. Tools within the web store platform are a free shopping cart, free hosting and a free payment gateway powered by NOCA — a pioneer in making the cost saving benefits of online shopping available to non credit card holders.
The AAC member merchant is also assisted with a back office libray chocked full of every resource conceivable — properly management, financial and tax management, strategic business planning, operational and marketing tips for your new or existing (AAC) business, and uniquely crafted tools that allows the member merchant to accomplish his goals.
In keeping with their businesses mantra, “In business for yourself, not by yourself”, the AAC offers the general public, as well as their member merchants, a training and support program accessible from the privacy and comfort of of their home or office. The African American Connection is indeed the right business model, at the right time, offering the right tools, with the right affordability ($29.95 for African American businesses, $19.95 for Professional sales representatives and $59.90 for non African American businesses).
Providing realistic solutions for addressing the economic disparities facing the African American community, this new system is destined to change the economic landscape, level the playing field and open the doors to success for African Americans. During this time of economic strife and uncertainty, the AAC levels the playing field and offers a path to sustainable success within African American communities.
To learn more, visit www.aaconnection.com or call 888.AAC.8842.
If you would like more information about the AAC or would like to schedule an Interview with Charles Bowlds, please call or email Dimitri Snowden at 888.515.1093 // [email protected]