Frequently Asked Questions
How do you define Black Owned?
At least 50% of the business is owned by a Black person
Is GBA a non profit?
No. We are for profit company providing a free service.
Do I get a tax receipt for my contributions?
No. The GBA is unable to provide a tax receipt for any contributions as it is a for profit company. We are hoping that you will give anyway, not because of the kickback at tax time, but because you believe in the work that we're doing and the change we're hoping to bring with our operating model.
How else can I support if I can’t donate?
By telling every single business owner and person you know. You can help by downloading and using the app and engaging on all our social media. Like. Follow. Subscribe. 👊🏾
What does GBA do with the donations?
Webhosting, analytics, compensating our volunteers, cyber security, and enhancement projects. We’re also trying to recoup the personal investment into start-up costs as well as ensuring that at least 10% of all earnings is invested right back into the community via official non-profit organizations.
Is the business application process the same for everyone?
Yes. All applicants are held to the same standards and answer the same questions.
How do you make money?
We honestly haven’t figured that part out yet, but we just knew that this product had to be free for everyone. We’re working on revenue streams but it is predicated on the success of this launch so we will keep you updated.
I have a home business can I still be listed on RealOnes?
Absolutely. We keep the exact address of home businesses private but your business will show up in your neighbourhood/city/town so that locals know you exist and can engage with you through your contact channels.
Is my information secure?
The GBA has invested as much into security as it has any other aspect of the platform. We use industry level encryption, top tier service providers to keep your information secure. While risk can never truly be eliminated, we are doing our absolute best.
Are there any exceptions to what businesses can be listed on RealOnes