Black-owned business shopping guide

We’ve created a directory of Black-owned small business customers we love, and encourage you to support during and after National Black Business Month.

August is National Black Business Month! We’ve compiled a list of Intuit customers to create more visibility for these small businesses. We encourage you to shop Black-owned businesses online and in your community during August and beyond. We hope to create a more equitable future for the small businesses and entrepreneurs that are the backbone of the communities we live and work in daily.

What Is National Black Business Month? 

National Black Business Month is a celebration of Black entrepreneurs and small business owners in August of every year. Two Black entrepreneurs, John William Templeton and Frederick Jordan, created this celebration. Their intent was to dedicate a month every year to the tremendous obstacles successful Black business owners face and, ultimately, overcome.  

Why Support Black-Owned Businesses?

By participating in National Black Business Month, you: 

  • Celebrate the Black-owned businesses in operation today 
  • Acknowledge the historical importance of Black-owned businesses in the early 20th century, during the shaping of America as we know it 

Taking time to intentionally show businesses this support not only credits them, but spurs their future growth. 

Shop These Black-Owned Businesses 

If you’d like to shop Black-owned businesses and give them your support, these businesses are a great place to start

Herb’N Eden (USA-based)

Herb’N Eden is a brand founded by Terran and Quinton Lewis, who started the business based on their love for each other and using natural ingredients. They began with gardening and selling produce, and eventually started making soap. The biggest challenge for their small business has been the daily grind of entrepreneurship, but the most rewarding part has been ‌community support and positive feedback. To run a business and love successfully together, they prioritize spending time together outside of work and reserving time to just be themselves.

Glam-Aholic Lifestyle (USA-based)

Mia Ray is the founder of Glam-Aholic Luxury Bags, a small business based in Detroit, Michigan. Mia started her entrepreneurial journey after working several small jobs and feeling unfulfilled. She also began her blog, “About Mia Ray,” while working at a women’s boutique and eventually started designing her own handbags as a side hustle. Her love for fashion and sense of creativity has allowed her to create a lifestyle brand for savvy, young women across the world, and customers from coast-to-coast shop her bags and totes.

Tribal Unicorn (UK-based)

Tribal Unicorn is located in London, UK and owned by Angelica Bagot. Angelica loves making candles because it gives her a sense of independence and control over her products. Each candle is handmade with environmentally friendly, raw materials using the highest quality fragrance oils, essential oils, and wax available. 

When Angelica was young, she didn’t see Black females running businesses and this only fueled her passion to run her own company one day. Now, Tribal Unicorn means absolute joy to Angelica. She wants her customers to feel happy and confident when they use her products.

Au Courant Interiors (USA-based)

Founded in 2013 by DeLorean Johnson, Au Courant Interiors specializes in crafting unique home lighting products, stunning furniture, and captivating accessories. They are recognized as leaders in the luxury residential and commercial lighting landscape, offering unparalleled quality and style in wall décor and decorative accessories. 

DeLorean has bootstrapped everything to build and run her business, and has even sold her car to get money to invest back in her company. 

Magic Hair (USA-based)

Janice Russell is the owner of Magic Hair Company located in Culver City, California. Her team changes lives, one custom wig at a time.  

Magic Hair is a premium hair extension boutique that specializes in creating custom wigs, hair extensions, and related hair care products. Their goal is to provide all of the services necessary to give customers flawless custom extensions, from start to finish. Magic Hair wigs are sourced from the highest quality hair and their manufacturers have 30+ years of experience. From custom colors to installation, each Magic Hair wig is customized to fit customers’ unique style and desired looks.  

Janice’s customers are everyday women, cancer and hairloss patients, or women who just want a new look. In 2018, Magic Hair Company also began working with multiple non-profit organizations to provide wigs and services to women who have lost their hair due to chemo, alopecia, and other medical reasons. 

Butter Pecan Bakeshop (USA-based)

Butter Pecan Bakeshop is a cookie shop inspired by childhood favorites and classic Southern recipes. It all started in a small commercial kitchen during the pandemic. The team opened their first location in Pinole, California, in 2021.  

The shop offers delicious, baked-to-ship cookies with flavors like banana toffee, strawberries and cream, apple pie crumble, chocolate toffee, and more. 

In Good Conscience Skincare (USA-based)

In Good Conscience was created to make daily hygiene and personal care a broader gesture of community care, through naturally clean body care products. It’s a self-care brand that is fully aware of its sustainable impact on the environment and in underserved communities.

Owner Jerome Clark decided to launch In Good Conscience in 2020, with one great mission—to provide more natural body resources and products for communities of color that may need them most. With this mission in mind, In Good Conscience prioritizes partnerships with Black and minority-owned businesses who can contribute to bringing their products to market.

In Good Conscience Skincare encourages customers to live their lives in good conscience and in whatever way is important to them.

Southern Girl Desserts (USA-based)

Founded in 2007, Southern Girl Desserts is co-owned by Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison, who combined their family recipes to create a Southern cupcake and dessert arsenal. The team prides themselves in turning real ingredients into distinct and comforting delectables. Everything is made with love, and corners are never cut! 

The Dessert Divas worked together to build a successful business based on the baking and the hospitality of their childhood. “We want to remind our guests of all the great flavors found in the South.” -Shoneji Robison.

Blondery is a one‑of‑a‑kind, virtual bakery that presents its members with limited‑release, seasonal blondie collections throughout the year. Their treats have become so popular that the bakery often has a waitlist of customers.

This brand was developed based on a passion for positivity and a brighter future for our society. It is clothing and design built for positivity.

BASE BUTTER is a skincare company on a mission to make healthy, happy skin the norm for temperamental skin types. They formulate high‑performing, intentionally clean products and simple‑to‑use routines that nourish, protect, and maintain healthy, happy skin ‑ ensuring that you always put your best face forward. Their products have proven results because of their hydrating, nourishing, and protective formulas that activate your skin’s rejuvenating powers.

Founded in 2015 by Maya Madsen, Maya’s Cookies is America’s #1 Black‑owned Gourmet Vegan Cookie Company. As a vegan with a sweet tooth, she hadn’t been able to find that perfectly delicious, soft‑baked gourmet vegan cookie, so she spent years crafting her award‑winning and crowd‑pleasing recipes. Maya’s Cookies is committed to superior customer service and community engagement, with a focus on youth and underserved communities.

Brimz Official designs, sells, and manufactures all types of hats, caps, and fedoras. They are a community founded on a love for music, fashion, and art, always celebrating diverse expression.

Me & the Bees Lemonade is a freshly‑squeezed lemonade with Texas wildflower honey and flaxseed. Made with Love from Austin, Texas. Mikaila started her lemonade business at youth entrepreneurial events and at her lemonade stand out in front of her home, donating a percentage of the profits to local and international organizations fighting hard to save the honeybees. That is why she touts: “Buy a Bottle…Save a Bee.”

Cajou Creamery is the world’s first Black‑owned plant‑based creamery making premium hand‑crafted cashew milk ice cream. Nicole Foster and Dwight Campbell began experimenting with dairy‑free milks when they learned their children were lactose intolerant. When they couldn’t find anything on the market without artificial tastes, textures or ingredients, they made their own.

Iya Foods innovation focuses on everyday foods made with good ingredients. Getting good food to their customers’ tables requires a committed continuous effort that usually starts with farmers. At Iya they recognize how essential farmers are. One of their values is ‘Shared Prosperity & Integrity of Purpose’.

Created in 2016 by Founder and CEO Denise Woodard, when her daughter was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, Partake offers a selection of delicious, allergy‑friendly products including crunchy and soft baked cookie flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, and Double Chocolate, a line of baking mixes that includes Brownies, Blondies, and Pizza Crust, and a pancake & waffle line in Confetti and Classic flavors. All products are certified gluten‑free, non‑GMO, vegan, and are free of the top 9 allergens (wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish, sesame, and shellfish).

Since 2014, Dough Boy Donuts has specialized in dough that is made from scratch, in‑house daily. No donuts are dressed until you order them!

Barkal was created with the goal of celebrating Sudanese history and tradition through a culturally treasured pair of shoes.

Ashay by the Bay has the largest selection of African American and multi‑cultural children’s books. They bring you the best collections for your home and library.

A curated collection of oral, body and skincare essentials designed to help you feel healthier and smile brighter!

They provide effortlessly chic styles for the boss lady on the go. With comfort and quality in mind, they make it easy to look good.

Ruth Nathan’s is a purveyor of fine face masks, matching bow ties, pocket squares, and lapel flowers. Made for the urban peacock.

Hand‑poured and crafted with the highest quality ingredients, you can breathe easy knowing that no harmful materials found their way into your jar.

Mutt’s Sauce is an all‑purpose, tomato‑based signature sauce. You can put it on everything.

Visit BLK & Bold for freshly roasted, fair‑trade specialty coffees, and loose leaf teas delivered straight to your door.

Golde brings superfood health and beauty for everybody. Shop matcha, latte blends, and superfood face masks.

An independently run, spiritually driven, boutique for the soul.

Transcending the natural beauty brand, they know how challenging wash ‘n’ go’s can be for kinky‑curly hair textures.

Brown Toy Box aims to change the narrative by inspiring, and equipping young Black innovators. Curated for ages 4‑12.

Soul Popped out of Austin, TX, is a Black and woman-owned business that creates gourmet popcorn. Their mission to share love to all mankind through popcorn is brought to life through flavors inspired by soul food.

Mike D’s BBQ is an award‑winning line of signature BBQ sauces and all‑purpose dry rubs.

Products with positive Black images to promote self‑love and enhance representation.

Ghana’s finest chocolate from bean to bar to you!

Discover the works of Tyler Clark, creator of the 3D painting movement.

Voyce Threads is a lifestyle brand that brings awareness to important causes by creating one‑of‑a‑kind mismatched socks that tell the inspiring story of those who make our world a better place.

A wide variety of colorful and solid color headwraps made from West African prints.

Yenisi Beauty (USA‑based)

Natures best ingredients for your hair and body. Yenisi Beauty has quality ingredients that are 100% organic and vegan.

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