Research shows that the vast majority of Black owned companies occupy the services sector. This is largely due to the common lack of startup and operational capital. Service-based businesses usually require only the skills of the service provider and whatever specific supplies are needed to execute the job.
This means that the barriers to entry in these fields are low–which accounts for the high numbers of overall businesses. On the flip side, the barriers to exit are also very low, given the short lifespan many of these businesses have. With the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this industry has been forecasted to experience solid growth, and has seen many new companies arise to meet higher demands and focus on cleanliness.
Janitorial & Cleaning Services is one category that is abundantly easy to find and shop Black. Since these companies seem to be a dime a dozen, we recommend a careful evaluation of company websites, social media, reviews, and professionalism upon first contact.
There are only a handful of these companies located in Durham, NC, but be sure to check back in our general directory to discover even more as we add them!