Welcome to The Black Pages! A local-focused collaborative space for small businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives and the communities they serve to find each other, work together, learn, grow, engage and build. Membership here on The Black Pages will connect you to people.

Community members get access to events, festivals, block parties, and local community activations focused on health, wellness, entrepreneurship and connection. Entrepreneur Members can find collaborators, generate new revenue streams, own and monetize their content, and more!

Pioneer business owners who have an audience of other business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as community members who they support and serve can now reach their audience directly to invite them to events, sales, surveys, festivals, and so much more!

Choose an individual membership below if you are an artist, vendor, entrepreneur, or community member.

Choose a corporate membership if you are a small business owner with a community of members, followers, supporters, and clients with whom you want to reach, build, connect, collaborate, and create.

Welcome to the Community!

  • Vendor Member - BASIC
    12 months
    Package price

    The Vendor Membership in The Black Pages is especially curated for food and product vendors. You'll receive access to learning opportunities, business growth resources, and early-bird invitations to apply to vending opportunities at local festivals, block parties, concerts or other outdoor and public space activations. Other businesses and organizations seeking your skillset will now have direct access to find and book you, and your community will be able to find you wherever you are. 

    With the Basic membership, you will get access to all events, vending applications, courses, webinars and workshops, many of which are ticketed and have a cost. If you are a Vendor who's ready to grow and expand your business, the Preferred Vendor membership may be for you: discounts on courses and workshops, plus first-rights-refusal for vending events. 


    Resources available for Food and Product Vendors:

    • General Business Guidance: Fundamental principles of business management, including business planning, budgeting, and inventory management.
    • Legal Matters: Understanding contracts, liability, and legal protection for vendors, as well as guidelines for handling intellectual property and trademarks.
    • Technology Integration: Leveraging technology and digital tools to streamline operations, manage sales, and enhance customer engagement.
    • Branding and Marketing: Developing a strong brand identity, crafting effective marketing strategies, and leveraging social media and other marketing channels for increased visibility.
    • Partnerships and Collaborations: Exploring potential partnerships with local businesses, events, and organizations to expand reach and create mutually beneficial opportunities.

    The Vendor College's tailored curriculum ensures that Black food and product vendors in South LA gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to overcome challenges and grow their businesses successfully. Sole Folks Community is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment that promotes economic empowerment and community-driven growth for all vendors in the region.

  • Preferred Vendor Member
    1 month
    Package price

    As a Preferred Vendor member, you get everything the Basic Membership receives, in addition to:

    • Access to free or discounted workshops and subscriptions
    • Webinars and 1-on-1 with business owners and coaches
    • Career advice and support
    • Access to collaborators and opportunities