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Popular Questions

Questions and Anwers on how to use the CA Black Business Listings.

Getting Started
Do I need to Create an Account to Search or Shop on this Site?

No, as a user of this site, you can search, contact businesses at your leisure. You will need to create an account in order to purchase a membership plan, or shop.

For your convenience, you can create an account by registering, or during your shopping checkout process. 

Do I need to Create an Account To Submit a Listing

Yes, in order to submit a listing, you must first register for an Account.

How Do I Create a Listing

To Create Your Listing,  log into your account Dashboard, with your username and password. Select your Plan and complete the checkout process. Once you have completed the checkout process, you can access your dashboard, and submit your listing.

You must be logged in to submit a listing.

How Do I Know Which Listing Category To Use?

Here is a list of business industries that your business could fall under: 

  • Advertising & Media
    • Advertising & Media
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations and Affairs
    • Marketing Consultant
    • Signage
    • Promotional Products
    • Research
  • Arts, Culture & Entertainment
    • Arts, Culture & Entertainment
    • Art
    • Cultural Resources
    • Entertainment
  • Automotive & Marine
    • Automotive, Aviation & Marine
    • Automotive Sales, Parts, Repair and Service
    • Automotive Cleaning / Detailing
  • Business & Professional Services
    • Business & Professional Services
    • Legal Services
    • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
    • Architectural, Engineering and Related Services
    • Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
    • Residential and Commercial Cleaning 
    • Human Resources
    • Career Management
    • Printing Services
    • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
    • Import, Export and Trade
    • Special Design Services
    • Rentals & Sales Services
  • Communications
    • Communications
    • Communications Consulting
    • Cellular / Wireless
    • Telecommunications
  • Community, Non-Profit & Social Assistance
    • Family, Community & Non-Profit
    • Non-Profit
    • Indigenous
    • Association and Agencies
    • Charitable Organization
  • Computers, IT & Technology
    • Computers, IT & Technology
    • IT Products and Services
    • Data / Document Management
    • Research and Development
    • Technology Management
    • Web Design
    • App Development
    • Computer Networks
    • Internet Provider
    • Software Consulting
    • Online Learning Application
  • Construction Equipment & Contractors
    • Building, Construction
    • Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
  • Education & Professional Development
    • Coaching
    • Educational Support Services
    • Other Schools and Instruction
    • Team Building
  • Employment & Staffing
    • Employment & Staffing
    • Administrative Support
  • Energy & Environment
    • Oil and Gas
    • Environmental Management and Services
    • Energy Consulting
    • Energy Management
    • Waste Management 
    • Natural Gas
    • Recycling and Composting
  • Events
    • Event Planning and Management
    • Audio / Visual Equipment / Services
    • Event Facilities
  • Finance & Insurance
    • Finance & Insurance
    • Financial Services
    • Accounting
    • Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
    • Financial Planning
    • Bankruptcy Trustees
    • Bookkeeping
    • Collection Services
    • Corporate Financing
    • Mortgage
    • Securities, Commodity Contracts and Other Financial Investment and Related Activities
  • Government
    • Government & Education
  • Health Care
    • Health Care
    • Dental
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Counselling
    • Medical Consultant
    • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
    • Laboratory Services and Products
    • Massage Therapy
    • Optometry
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychology Practice
    • Social Assistance
  • Home & Garden
    • Home & Garden
    • Furniture
    • Interior Decoration and Design
    • Landscaping
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
    • Industrial & Manufacturing
    • Heating and Ventilation
    • Surveying
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Industrial Maintenance and Repair Services
    • Restoration Services
    • Facilities Management
    • Beverage Manufacturing
    • Elevator / Escalator
    • Plumbing
    • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
    • Primary and Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 
    • Refrigeration
  • Information & Cultural Industries
    • Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
    • Other Information Services
  • Lodging & Travel
    • Lodging, Travel & Tourism
  • Other
    • Other
  • Personal Services & Care
    • Child Care
    • Personal Services & Care
    • Esthetics
    • Funeral and Estate Planning
    • Spa
    • Hair Services
    • Retirement Living
  • Pets & Veterinary
    • Pets & Veterinary
    • Kennels and Dog Training
  • Public Utilities & Environment
    • Water, Sewage and Other Systems
    • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
    • Real Estate & Construction
    • Contractor / Construction
    • Real Estate, Commercial
    • Property Management 
    • Rental and Leasing Services
    • Builder, Residential
    • Real Estate, Residential
    • Renovations
    • Developer
  • Restaurants, Food & Beverages
    • Restaurants, Food and Beverage
    • Water Services
    • Full-Service Restaurant
    • Beverage Sales
    • Food Manufacturing
    • Food Truck
  • Safety & Security
    • Safety Systems and Products
    • Security
    • Security Systems and Locksmith
    • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Shopping & Specialty Retail
    • Shopping & Specialty Retail
    • Clothing and Accessories
    • Wholesale
  • Sports & Recreation
    • Sports & Recreation
    • Recreation, Sports and Fitness
  • Transportation & Warehousing
    • Freight and Moving
    • Truck Transportation
    • Couriers, Messengers and Postal Service
    • Logistics
    • Custom Brokers / Freight Forwarders
    • Warehouse and Storage
  • Travel & Tourism
    • Tourism
  • Wholesale Trade
    • Farm Product Wholesalers
    • Food and Beverage Merchant Wholesales
Do I need to Create an Account for a Free Plan

Yes, all Listing Membership Plans require an Account as well as completion of the check out process. Note: no payment information is required for a Free Account.

How Do I Cancel My Membership Plan

To cancel your membership plan, you will need to login to your member dashboard, select Profile, then scroll to the bottom of the page, and select the Delete button.

Can I Add a Logo and Images to My Profile & Listing

Yes, images can be added to your listing. In order to add your images, you must either claim your listing or become a member through a membership plan.

You can use the Free Adobe Resizer to resize your images to fit the below guidelines.

Here is a list of the images we allow: 

  • Profile Image: 80 x 80 pixels (72 dpi) 
  • Logo size: 480 x 480 pixels (72 dpi) and must have a transparent background (.png)
  • Header images on our site are setup to add customization to your listing. Your header image must be a .jpg image sized at 1920 x 867 pixels (72 dpi). 
  • You may also upload a maximum of 3 .jpg gallery images as well as a featured image all sized at: 990 x 660 pixels (72 dpi).

Please note, for the integrity of our site, when we preview your listing to publish, we reserve the right to either fix your images or delete them from your listing.

What If I Don't Have Any Pictures?

No pictures, no problem! You must, however, select a Listing Category to have a image on your listing card.

If you do not select a Listing Category, we hold the right to pick one for you.  

How do I re-size my images to fit the listing requirements?

Feel free to use the Adobe Image Resizer to resize your images to fit our guidelines.


How do I Claim My Listing?

From time to time, we will add Black Business Listings to the site. These listings normally expire within 60 days. If you are notified that a listing has been added on your behalf, you will have the opportunity to claim your listing.

In order to claim your listing, visit your listing page, and click (CLAIM LISTING). it will be located on the right side of the page. This will send a notice to our admin. Once we receive your claim, we will provide a business search for validity of your claim, and forward you a claim invoice for $75.00. (We charge this one time fee to discourage those who are not affiliated with your business from claiming your listing). 

Once the invoice has been paid, you will have immediate access to your listing, and all our listing tools. 

Membership Plans
Basic Listing Plan (Free)

Our Basic Plan is Free for 60 Days, and comes with the following features:

  • Member Dashboard
  • 60 Day Free Listing (Must Renew)
  • Can Edit or Change Listing Anytime
  • Limited Email Support

Become a Member Now

Extended Listing Plan

Our Extended Plan comes with a 1 year membership and is billed at $75.00. This membership comes with the following features:

  • Member Dashboard
  • One Year Membership with 1 Listing
  • Can Edit or Change Listing Anytime
  • 24/7 Email Support

Become an Extended Member Now

Professional Listing Plan

Our Professional Plan comes with a 1 year membership and is billed at $225.00. This membership comes with the following features:

  • Member Dashboard
  • One Year Membership with 1 Listing
  • Can Edit or Change Listing Anytime
  • Black Expo Magazine 1/2 page Ad
  • 24/7  Email Support

Become a Professional Member Now

Elite Listing Plan

Our Elite Plan comes with a 1 year membership and is billed at $475.00. This membership comes with the following features:

  • Member Dashboard
  • One Year Membership with 1 Featured Listing
  • Can Edit or Change Listing Anytime
  • *10x10 Expo Booth at Live & Virtual Shows
  • Black Expo Magazine Full page Ad
  • 24/7  Email Support

Become an Elite Member Now

Vendor Store Listing Plan

Our Vendor Store Plan comes with a 1 year membership and is billed at $999.99. The membership comes with the following features:

  • Member Dashboard
  • One Year Membership with 1 Featured Listing
  • Can Edit or Change Listing Anytime
  • Ability to Sell Your Products on CABBL direct through your listing
  • Black Expo Magazine Full page Ad
  • 24/7  Email Support

Become an Vendor Store Member Now

Sales Questions
Can I Purchase Products?

Yes, there is an online store available to site guest and subscribers to make a purchases.

You must create an account and be logged in to become a Member in order to list your business on the site.

As a Member, Can I sell Merchandise on this Site?

In order to sell your merchandise on the CABBL site, you will need to upgrade your membership to the Vendor Store Plan. You will then have the ability to upload your products and sell through the CABBL Store as well as on your personal Listing Page.

Can I Make a Purchase at the Same Time I Order My Listing Plan

You cannot purchase products from our Store and order a membership plan on the same order. These are separate Services, therefore, require separate orders. 

Magazine Advertising
Do I Need to Be a Member to Purchase Ad Space in the Magazine?

No, you do not need to be a member to purchase ad space.

What are the Ad Sizes and Cost?

Ad sizes and cost are below and are based on 8 1/2 x 11  (72 dpi) final online book size (Note: Currently, we are only offering the magazine online. When available, Pint Sizes and Pricing will differ):

  • Back Page: $1,475.00 (Per Issue)
  • Full Page:  $795.00 (Per Issue)
  • Half Page: $575.00 (Per Issue)
  • 1/4 Page: 325.00 (Per Issue)
  • Business Card AD: $150.00 (Per Issue)

Complimentary Ads come with a paid Membership Plan. Sizes vary depending on Membership Plan level. (20% Discount is available for securing ad space in multiple issues) 

Contact CABBL Team for discount.

How Do I Purchase Ad Space in the Magazine

To purchase an Ad in an upcoming edition of the Magazine visit

What are the Publication Dates, and how Do I submit My Ad?

After you pay for your ad, email your camera ready artwork to: by the issue deadline in order to be published in the current issue. If you ad is received after the deadline, it will be published in the next issue. 

Our Magazine is published Quarterly as follows: 

Quarterly Issue

Deadline to Submit Ad

Publish Date

Available Date

January – March

November 15th

December 15th

January 1st

April – June

February 15th

March 15th

April 1st

July – September

May 15th

June 15th

July 1st

October – December

August 15th

September 15th

October 1st

What Events do you Host?

CABBL is an asset of the California Black Expo. As such, we help advertise events which are setup through the Expo. You will see Hosted events and Information in the Featured Listings /Event Category sections of the site from time to time. 

We also host online education events from time to time for entrepreneurs and new business owners. Those will also be visible through the Featured Listings section on the homepage of our site. 

How do I Exhibit at an Expo Event?

Please note: due to Covid-19, the Expo is not hosting in person events.

You can contact the expo directly by email at for additional information on upcoming online events.

Exhibit Space comes with my Membership Level, How do I claim it?

We will notify the expo production team upon your successful purchase of the Professional or Elite Membership Plan.

You can also send an email to to expedite your exhibit space claim. 

Please note: due to Covid-19, the Expo is not hosting in person events. They will notify you on how to participate in an online event.

Can I submit an Article or become a contributing Writer for the CABBL Blog?

Yes, we are always looking for great content for our blog and newsletter. 

To become a contributing writer or submit an article for consideration. please email your contact credentials, and photo along with your copywritten articles and any approved royalty free images to 

We will notify you when your articles are published.