Black Woman-Owned Creative Businesses I Love + Why You Should Support Them 683 1024 Nache’ Snow - Speaker, Author, Productivity Junkie, and Host of the Studio 78 Podcast

Black Woman-Owned Creative Businesses I Love + Why You Should Support Them

Title: Black Woman-Owned Creative Businesses I Love + Why You Should Support Them | Illustration of black female painting.

I dedicate this article to all of my fellow black makers, creators, and artists—you are loved and appreciated. Below you’ll find a listing of Black women-owned creative businesses (and some other non-creative companies I love).

Black entrepreneurs face challenges in starting and growing their businesses. We are less likely to get approval for bank loans and if we do it’s at a higher interest rate, it’s difficult to break into networks that may not be welcoming to us which results in lack of exposure, and large companies are less likely to pick up our products and services because of discriminatory practices. These past few weeks, we’ve heard influencers and large companies commit to being more inclusive and adding black products to their lineup. Only time will tell, but I’m hopeful this is the beginning of change.

Why is it essential that we support Black businesses? Two words, generational wealth! The concept of building generational wealth is easy. You simply have to acquire assets or save cash that you don’t intend to spend in retirement. Then you pass those assets along to your children when you pass away. By having successful businesses, we are then able to ensure future generations have a chance to succeed.  

The racial wealth gap “starts with our nation’s history of institutionalized racism, discrimination, bias, and restriction from information and opportunity,” says Rodney Sampson, cofounder of Opportunity Hub (OHUB), the largest black-owned multi-campus entrepreneurship center and technology hub in the U.S. “Although these constructs remain today,” he says, “black Americans through exposure, knowledge and access to work, entrepreneurship, and investment opportunities in the innovation economy have the greatest opportunity to create new multi-generational wealth with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth.”

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I also think it’s important that black businesses thrive because we are then able to support community projects and become influencers. That influence will allow us to advocate for what’s right and educate others on how to be socially responsible.

With that said, let’s spend some money!! Below are some companies I love, some were shared by my community, and others I’ve recently discovered. I decided to add their website instead of the social media account because I want people to be able to buy immediately, just not follow. Supporting is actually purchasing from the business, not just following.

Note that because of the strain on resources with COVID-19 and the surge in supporting black businesses, some products are out of stock. Sign up for their newsletter or follow them on social so you can support them when they’re stocked up again. Please add more companies in the comment section. 

Artists

Bags + Shoes

Beauty + Health

Books + Mags

Business + Leadership Coaches

Candle Lovers

Calligraphy + Handlettering

Ceramics + Glass

Clothes

Crafters + Makers

Crocheters + Knitters

Event Planning

Finance

Graphic Design

Handmade Goods

Home Goods

Illustrators

Jewelry

Kid Stuff

Photography

Podcasts

Services

Stationery + Gift Stores

Textile Artists, Print Makers, + Surface Designers

Wine

YouTubers

I hope you enjoyed this list. if you’d like to support me please purchase my journal (printed or digital) or classes! Don’t forget to sign up for my email list.

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3 comments
  • Bridget Jackson

    Hi, I just listened to your interview on Crafty Hangout. Wonderful interview and I love your list! My best friend is a nail art enthusiast and she suggested adding Dimension Nails. Her polishes are high quality and come in several different formulas (cremes, glitter, holographic, etc.) They are all 10 free, so free from the 10 most harmful chemicals for people and the environment. It’s also a cruelty free and vegan company. Her company also has great customer service.

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