Support Black Businesses This Black History Month
According to History, since 1979, every President has designated February as Black History Month. We’re excited for another reason to celebrate black entrepreneurs in our community all month (and all year!).
Small business matters for many reasons. For the small business owner, it’s a chance to build wealth and pursue opportunities. For the folks that live in the community, it’s a chance to find a job and economic opportunity. For the community, small businesses provide essential goods and services and often small business owners are more deeply invested than larger chain stores because they live and work in the community. This month, consider doing business locally, and with a Black-owned business, to see the impact and value of what they bring to our communities.
Here are some great businesses to visit:
PieTisserie’s tagline is “Random Acts of Sweetness” – and you can special order a personalized pie for Valentine’s Day!
Make your brunch reservations for Brown Sugar Kitchen or buy their incredible cookbook! Then take a walk around the lake to work off the grits!
Everett & Jones Barbeque is a staple in Jack London. Their food, entertainment calendar, and especially their barbeque sauce will make your day better. Get the ribs!
Our staff swear that the best mac & cheese you’ll ever eat is from Kenny’s Heart and Soul. A food truck, you can find them all over the Bay Area, making our day better.
For Jamaican food, Kingston 11 is THE place. The jerk chicken and the oxtail are super delicious and the atmosphere is fun!
The Cook & Her Farmer, located in historic Swan’s Market, is a cafe, oyster, and wine bar that gathers community around the table for honest foods. Delicious day and night specials make this the place to be!
Got something to celebrate? Head to Pican, where their chicken will knock your socks off and the atmosphere will make you stay for an extra drink.
Anasa Yoga is offering workshops President’s Holiday Weekend. Beginning class and 2 workshops on Saturday, February 13.
Dr. Draak Davis Family Dental supports healthy smiles for a healthy life. They’re more than a dentist office, they’re offering support and education to our community.
Women and transmen, there is a great masculine clothing option for you – HauteButch! Clothes made to fit women’s bodies and style. Check them out and place your order!
Skylier Wear is a private label company for women and girls ages 13 and better. Their collections are designed to make the wearer feel beautiful inside and out.
When you’re in the market for art, textiles, or looking for someone to commission a piece from, Jenny Pennywood is your spot! San Francisco-based, Jenny Pennywood offers gorgeous, local, and unique designs that will make your world more lovely.
For Business, Financial, or Legal:
Barron Ross can help you build an asset protection strategy that can help you as you age or as you are faced with unexpected expenses. Call them today to learn more about what their services can do for you.
If you’re looking for coworking space or collaborators for your small business or new business, ImpactHub Oakland is an amazing resource. They offer space, host events, and build community.
Legal Support on Your Side helps you navigate the legal process, providing legal services in the Bay Area. Give them a call to learn how they can help support your legal process.
For more about Black Entrepreneurs, click here.
To learn more about Black History Month, click here.