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Twin brothers, Aaron and David Cabello made history by launching the first ever Black-owned delivery service in Philadelphia, Blavity reports.
David thought of the idea after noticing that it was hard to specifically support Black owned businesses via other delivery service apps. “I taught myself how to design websites and apps. I was making extra money on the side. I was delivering for other services and that’s how I came up with the idea. We’re trying to make it easier to support Black-owned businesses,” he said.
While in school, the twin duo felt like they weren’t being given the tools to succeed by their professors. In 2016, David dropped out of Shippensburg University’s College of Business, with his brother right behind him. He noted that “only 2.5 percent of businesses in Philly are Black-owned,” leading him to believe that it was time for them to forge a path of their own.
Their company, Black and Mobile, partners with Black-owned restaurants to help deliver, promote and expand their customer base. The company found immediate success, delivering for more than 20 businesses and earning a top spot among internet traffic for new Philly business upon launching, Atlanta Black Star reports.
When asked how it felt to be running his own business, David said, “it just came naturally.” He took to social media when they launched to share their story saying, “My brother and I dropped out of college two years ago and we haven’t looked back. Been through ups and downs, felt like giving up sometimes but it’s bigger than just us. Grateful to be attending a Job Fair as an EMPLOYER. Financial freedom is possible you just gotta keep going and believe in your vision even if nobody else does.”
The brothers hope to continue to expand the business, bringing on even more employees and listing even more Black-owned restaurants, with the goal of expanding to Detroit, Atlanta and New York, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
“We are keeping young people off the streets; we are giving them jobs and we are becoming role models to them and we are showing them that we can do something positive. This city is full of brotherly love and there is no hate going on,” David said.
For more information on Black and Mobile, follow them on social media @BlackAndMobile or visit their website here. Congratulations guys!
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