An ongoing series of informational entries
Pop Up Shop Alert!
January 30, 2023
Happy New Year! We are proud to announce that we're kicking off Black History Month by sharing some news: Visions Virtual Shopping Mall is having their first pop up shop of the new year at Ponce City Market in Atlanta! Special shout out to @gurl2girl another B.O.B for creating a platform for entrepreneurs. This Gurl 2 Girl x Ponce City Market/ Women's Makers Market will be on February 4, 2023 in a dedicated space right next to J Crew. (675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE) At this event PillOhs & More Interior Decor a shop owner in VVSM will be showcasing their beautiful 3D African Inspired Art and Wall Decor and more. Stop by, say hi and support a local small business If you can't make it visit their shops at their new black owned virtual mall. www.visionsvirtualshoppingmall.com #shopvvsm #blackowned #blackvirtualmall #fashion #lifestyleblogger #fashionstyle
October 29, 2022
We are pleased to announce the Grand virtual opening of (VVSM) Visions Virtual Shopping Mall ( A Black Woman Owned & Operated Small Business) November 1, 2022. Just in time for the holidays. We spoke with Jaye one of the founders about joining the virtual mall trend and she said "We're not just a black virtual mall... we are a black virtual experience". "We as a culture have so much to offer." She then went on to say "The power of the BLACK dollar is STRONG. If we support our own #blackownedbusinesses we will show ourselves and the world that we are viable contenders in the retail industry." I must say Visions continues to be one of the internet's best kept secrets for unique items that can only be found in their mall. Priding themselves on giving budding entrepreneur's a platform to sell their goods is what makes them unique. Jaye added "It's not just about the money, it's about the representation of the collective black community, and that's why we offer mentoring and sponsorships to assist with startup cost. I have been trying to network with any and everyone just to make our presence know as a unit, it's been challenging but well worth it. Through cross promotion the partnerships we've made on this journey is priceless." More and more large corporations like Amazon and Davids Bridal just to name a few are creating opportunities for small black business to partner with them.. They realize the power of our dollar and so should we. So now that VVSM will soon be official open for business be sure to visit all of their shops & boutiques for the latest fashion trends & classics, uniquely designed Home Decor, Skincare, and more. Their virtual mall is adding new shops monthly so tell a friend to tell a friend.www.visionsvirtualshoppingmall.com #shopvvsm #blackowned #blackvirtualmall #fashion&lifestyleblogger #fashionstyle @shopvvsm
New Virtual Shop ALERT!
September 16, 2022
The newest addition to Visions Virtual Shopping Mall is a boutique called The Balance (Mind, Body, Spirit) This is a family owned business that has an eclectic blend of unique hand-crafted products for your mind body and spirit. We love their all natural handmade soaps that aid in cleansing, moisturizing, soothing and healing your skin. #thebalancembs, #shopvvsm #virtualmall #selfcare, #spirituality, #balance #candles, visitwww.thebalancembs.com
Making The Vision A Reality!
August 25, 2022
Visions Virtual Shopping Mall has just added a host of services to their virtual mall experience. VVSM is now also a micro business hub aiding in providing a online platform for new small business entrepreneurs. As a way to give back VVSM has announce that they will also sponsor and assist with mentoring, and startup cost for small business minority entrepreneurs opening boutiques in Visions Virtual Shopping Mall for the first year. This is in efforts to create a virtual presence for the black community for years to come. For more information email them at:
If You Can Concieve It; You Can Achieve It!
August 1, 2022
Alquincia Selolwane created the first ever Black Virtual Mall for black owned businesses. She did this during the Covid 19 pandemic and It opened on July 7th 2021. With such grown breaking news; she was also asked to be interviewed by Forbes to discuss the future of e-commerce and what impact she envisions the Black Virtual Mall will have. " It's the future in terms of shopping experiences". She goes on to say that the BVM continues in the path of our traditional malls as it continues to create a convenient source for shopping. One Stop Shopping. I hear it also has a movie theater and a virtual food court that delivers. How cool is that? The key is driving traffic to the site. So tell a friend to tell a friend. She's giving black business owners an opportunity to share and grow.. Visions Virtual Shopping Mall is a Virtual Marketplace it's similar in nature entrepreneurs all over are following her outlines on a smaller scale. Check out both malls and support Black Owned Businesses. #blackowned #womenowned #shopping #blackvirtualmall #buyblack #supportblackownedbusinesses
In our first sit down I asked what drives you? She said "Some people are SELF MOTIVATED and I'm just one of them". She went on to say "I was always told that you can do anything you set your mind to... I continue to believe it whole heartedly. The Covid 19 pandemic forced us to tap into our creativity, to follow the dreams we've put on hold and to take chances like never before. I envisioned a Black Virtual Mall as a hub for my small business and a platform for other small businesses to get exposure and grow'. If you keep your ears to the street, then you should know that It's happening. So I say Thank you Alquincia Selolwane for paving the way and leaving the door open. She laid the blueprint for other creatives to follow. I personally believe people of color need to network with each other and support each other. Our brands & our stories are important & amazing. This is why I will continue to be the voice behind (VVSM) her brand and support her as she continues on this amazing journey. www.visionsvirtualshoppingmall.com OPENING SOON!
Visions Virtual Shopping Mall
June 1, 2022
Welcome! First let me say that this is a labor of love. I am a freelance writer and blogger who had the pleasure of networking with an amazing woman named Jaye and when this opportunity arose I didn't hesitate to help in anyway that I could. As a team we all play our part using our strengths to create a powerful entity. At this time we are very pleased to announce that collectively a few black owned small businesses will be collaborating to open a virtual mall. We welcome you to join us on this exciting journey and support us and our shop owners in any way you can, by spreading the word, making a purchase, opening up a boutique or just giving encouraging feedback. You can also follow us on Instagram @shopvvsm to see new arrivals, giveaways and more. #blackownedbusiness #visionsvirtualshoppingmall #VVSM @shopvvsm