Beginning every third week of February, National Entrepreneur Week is an initiative to celebrate America’s entrepreneurial community. The initiative supports the core values essential to the growth of American entrepreneurship through diversity, inclusion, education, equity, innovation, and collaboration among community members and external support.
As a woman-owned small business with Asian roots, thriving on the challenging concepts of running a business in New York City and in the midst of a pandemic, Kits by Food Craft aims to support small entrepreneurs and businesses. Encouraging continued support for minority small businesses, entrepreneurs with disabilities, women of color, LGBTQIA+ communities, and such women has always been a part of our mission. A ,2022 article published by Forbes, it is said that women are an important resource for economic growth. With this, now is the right time to support businesses that promote economic growth and employment and women’s empowerment. Check out our favorite picks of women-owned small businesses to support in 2023 and beyond!
Growing up in Thailand, Above Studio is inspired by its roots, thus, giving birth to a small business of sustainable, traditionally made, handwoven bags that set the trend for classic yet fashionable bags.
Barb Shop is a brainchild from the founders’ shared experiences with their short hair journeys where they don’t represent themselves in spaces centered around the men’s market. The Barb Shop promotes representation without boundaries through their gender-neutral products, mainly hair pomades and other style gear.
Coco is a sustainable lifestyle store that believes in sustainability as everything. Their inspiration lies in the convenient resources that its creators have found readily unavailable for a more sustainable lifestyle. They have launched a wide range of products from personal, home, cleaning and refillers.
Run by a sole proprietor, Clay Rai Jane is a black owned small business in polymer clay fashionable earrings. Each set of earrings is intricately crafted without compromising its quality and uniqueness.
A brother and sister duo, Hello Awkward is a quirky card game for those awkward conversations you’ve always wanted to avoid or start. Their idea was driven by the poor communication of the epidemic.
Inspired and created for a lifestyle where brown skin is represented, Rome Loud is a brand that promotes health and wellness. The brand also embodies the empowerment of women through every piece.
Founded by a few furparents, Petaluma was founded to provide pets with better care for their most basic need, namely food. The brand advocates for sustainable and organic pet food that provides optimal nutrition while helping to care for the planet.
Extending his Filipino pride in the world of desserts, Chef Jess continues to help create beautiful memories in various occasions with his beautiful pastry creations, specializing in handcrafted cakes.
As different as the name suggests, Filipinta Beauty was started by New York-based multimedia designer Hana in the Philippines as a passion project with her friend Jessel. Bringing their great minds together, they began to develop and produce products that represent Philippine culture and the unique beauty of the Philippines.
Kabisera is a Filipino cafeteria in New York run by a Filipina chef. In addition to serving up delicious Filipino cuisine, from full packed meals to desserts, Kabisera welcomes Filipino-American entrepreneurs to community homestay events to support each other.
Kits of Food Craft is a multicultural woman-owned small business founded by a Filipina-American entrepreneur, Aimee, with her sister, professional chef Allen, that offers virtual and in-person events. The brand prides itself on bringing teams, families, communities and the world together and brings thoughtful and planned food, drink and craft class events with do-it-your-own kits shipped internationally.