As we celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the achievements of African Americans, it's important to recognize the value of shopping small, local, and black-owned businesses. Not only does shopping small support a local economy, but it also helps to empower the African American community and create more economic opportunities for people of color.
It’s no secret that African Americans have been underrepresented in the business world and have fewer resources to get their businesses off the ground. Shopping small and supporting black-owned businesses can help level the playing field and make a real difference in the lives of African Americans. When you buy from a black-owned business, you are directly contributing to African American economic growth and providing opportunities for African Americans to succeed.
In addition to the economic benefits, shopping small also helps to strengthen our communities. Local businesses tend to give back to the community in ways that big box stores can’t. By supporting local businesses, you are contributing to the growth and development of your local community.
With the rise of online shopping, it’s easier than ever to make a difference by shopping small and supporting black-owned businesses. There are countless online boutiques and stores run by African Americans that offer unique and quality products. Shopping from these boutiques not only helps to support the African American community financially, but it also helps to spread awareness about the importance of shopping small.
When you shop small and support black-owned businesses, you are helping to build a more equitable and diverse economy. In the words of Maya Angelou, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” By shopping small, we can do our part to support the African American community and create more opportunities for African Americans to succeed.
We invite you to support some of the amazing black-owned businesses in our boutique:
- Zella & Co. is a stationery company that strives to create items that are not only functional but also beautiful! Based right outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Zella & Co. designs each product with diversity, inclusivity, and femininity in mind!
- prty grl beauty is a beauty, body care, and skincare brand created in 2020. we pride ourselves in designing natural products for your perfect self-care routine. we design products to help you feel like your prettiest self. we use natural + organic ingredients that your skin deserves and deliver luxury products right to your door. you DESERVE to be taken care of, we're here to help!
- Winding Wick Candles has a goal of Winding Wick Candles to showcase the art of decorative candle making. We also want to provide unique scents and experiences for our customers.
- I AM & CO® is an independent publisher of affirmation cards and positive mainstream media. Our mission is to create feel-good digital and physical products that inspire positive identity, discussion, expansion, and growth.
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