Certified B.O.B

Verified Black Owned Business

Certified BOB Mission


Certified BOB advances business opportunities for Certified Black Owned Business enterprises of all sizes and connects them with supporters in The Carbon Market. It is our mission to protect the circulation of Black dollars by certifying all business on our platform.



Certified BOB “Black Owned Business” Standards


A Certified BOB is a business that is 100% Black Owned Business, meaning completely owned and operated by Black/African people.


Descendants of Africa were the first to occupy many areas of the world and are also known as Black, Indigenous, Aboriginals, Asiatic, Moors, Native Americans, and West Indians etc.

Africans who choose not to disclose their business as “Black Owned” can still be connected to our network of Black business supporters. 


Businesses owned by Non-Black people (Asians, Caucasians, East Indians, Arabs, Latinos, and Mixed etc.) that are in solidarity with The Black Community, can be a part of Certified BOB (“Allies”) in our SOB, BOW or MOB family.


Africans married outside of their race that can provide legal proof that their Non-Black spouse does not have ownership of their business can be a Certified BOB. Otherwise, the business can be a part of our Certified BOW family.

A Certified BOB shall not be in an agreement with an entity which has or will (i.e. pursuant to agreement) be acquired, nor have any financial note or negotiable instrument taken over by, any other person or business entity that is Non-Black. Should business ownership of a Certified BOB change such that it is no longer compliant with this Agreement, the business is to notify the Certified BOB team as soon as practicable.


As a member of Certified BOB, you are committing to protect our communities from all versions of Black Face Catfishing. This includes exposing businesses or people who you think may be trying to commit this type of fraud or any other type of harm against the Certified BOB community. It is important that you also inform the Certified BOB team of any businesses or people on our platform that have displayed any short of racism against anyone in our community.


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Certified BOB “Allied Business" Standards


A Certified BOB "Ally" is a business that is 100% owned by anyone that is in Solidarity with The Black Community and seeks to help us in improving the conditions of our community, based on our needs as determined by Certified BOB and our members.


There are three groups of Certified BOB Allies, Certified SOB, MOB, or BOW.

A Certified SOB (Solidarity Owned Business) - any business in Solidarity of the Black Community.

A Certified MOB (Afro-Mulatto Owned Business) – a business that is 100% owned by a mixed person who is 50% or more Black/African.

A Certified BOW (Blended Operated Business) - a business that  is 51% or more Black Owned.