The Beauty of Black Owned Businesses

The phrase “it takes a village” not only applies to raising children but also starting up a business.
The creation and success of Orchard & Ludlow didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t all depend
on just one person.


Orchard & Ludlow, much like the business management software, Squire, is a Black-owned
business. Without Squire and the business savvy of Orchard & Ludlow’s CEO Charlie McCoy of
course, the barber shop would not be here today.


Squire, which was founded by Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant, is an app that helps launch
barber shops, which is how Orchard & Ludlow was born. Squire’s main functions are to take
control of operations by managing bookings, pricing and duration and more. They’ve helped
Orchard & Ludlow offer many forms of payment that include Apple Pay, Android Pay and Chip
Reader.


Squire is incredibly efficient and has helped Orchard & Ludlow remain efficient in all of its
practices from increasing revenue, managing employees and getting and maintaining clientele.
The partnership between both Squire and Orchard & Ludlow is a prime example of how
community is an important element in businesses. We are nothing without those around us, and
we only become stronger and more successful if we choose to collaborate respectfully.


When people leave Orchard & Ludlow, not only do they leave satisfied with the hospitality they
also leave content with the services provided to them with the help of Squire. Checking out and
checking in is a smooth and quick process that will have you in and out of our shop in record
time!


This is not Orchard & Ludlow’s first time working with a fellow black-owned business and it
won’t be it’s last time either. We’ve had the pleasure of featuring the work of artist Mark West in
our shop and are currently collaborating with fragrance company, Perry Boyce, whose candles
can be found in our stores.


Community is an integral part of Orchard & Ludlow and you’ll feel that as soon as you step
inside our store.

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