business owners – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 00:30:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png business owners – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Will you be in WOW’s 2022 Resident and Business Directory? https://abcdirectory.org/will-you-be-in-wows-2022-resident-and-business-directory/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 18:05:21 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/will-you-be-in-wows-2022-resident-and-business-directory/ Were you in the WOW Resident Directory last year? If not, now is the time to act to make sure your information is in this year’s directory! In preparation for the 2022 Westchase Resident and Business Directory, WOW has released an easy-to-use form on its website to allow residents who were not listed in last […]]]>

Were you in the WOW Resident Directory last year? If not, now is the time to act to make sure your information is in this year’s directory!

In preparation for the 2022 Westchase Resident and Business Directory, WOW has released an easy-to-use form on its website to allow residents who were not listed in last year’s directory to submit their information for the new one. This form can be found here: https://wowmagazine.survey.fm/wow-2022-resident-directory-form-copy.

The deadline to complete the forms is Friday, March 25.

A form that can also be completed and returned is also included in this month’s inserts.

Online or paper forms can be used for entirely new or updated submissions of entries that have been published in the 2021 Directory. If your entry has already performed successfully in the 2021 Directory, you do not need to make ; your information will automatically be included in the 2021 directory.

Each spring, WOW distributes the People’s Directory, which contains the names, home and email addresses, and phone numbers of Westchase residents, as well as the names and numbers of businesses that provide valuable services to Westchase residents. This year’s directory is expected to be distributed in May.

Business owners who would like their business contact information included in the directory can contact WOW Advertising Manager Stephanie Montini at advertising@westchasewow.com.

Residents are assured that WOW has never sold, rented, or shared directory contact information with any commercial entity; however, contact information is shared with voting members of Westchase (VM) upon request. VMs and WOWs then occasionally use residents’ emails to distribute Village and Westchase-specific information, such as neighborhood crime watch information or block party notifications.

The directory is intended simply for the daily use of residents. It is however strictly opt-in. Any household that does not submit a form containing their information will not be included in the directory.

Don’t miss Westchase’s most popular telephone directory!

By Chris Barrett, Editor

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Directory of Women-Owned Businesses Hosting a Month-Long Contest – Cache Valley Daily https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-women-owned-businesses-hosting-a-month-long-contest-cache-valley-daily/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-women-owned-businesses-hosting-a-month-long-contest-cache-valley-daily/ SALT LAKE CITY – A directory of women-owned businesses is looking to expand its current database and give money to those who help do just that. The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) has announced it is awarding five $1,000 grants to women-owned and operated small businesses that have helped grow Utah’s Women-Owned Business Directory […]]]>
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SALT LAKE CITY – A directory of women-owned businesses is looking to expand its current database and give money to those who help do just that. The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) has announced it is awarding five $1,000 grants to women-owned and operated small businesses that have helped grow Utah’s Women-Owned Business Directory over the course of of the month of February. A grant will be awarded, in particular, to a company in northern Utah.

According to WBCUtah, the grant money was provided by the Nasdaq Foundation to benefit women who will invest their money where it will be most useful in their businesses.

“A grant is a great way to accelerate the growth and use of the Utah Women’s Business Directory,” said Ann Marie Wallace, state director of the Women’s Business Center of Utah, in a statement. “Not only will our communities have a more comprehensive database to search and find women-owned products and services, but it will also become easier to intentionally support women-led businesses.

“Everyone can search the vast directory for their next meal, gift, service or supplier. And, as a bonus, five female owners will receive cash to invest in their business however they choose.

The Utah Women-Owned Business Directory is a free searchable database of Utah businesses owned and operated by women. Currently, 32 women-owned businesses are listed in Cache County, four in Box Elder County, and none in Rich County in the directory. The organization hopes to grow the directory to 5,000 listings by early May.

WBCUtah will randomly select four eligible applications as grant recipients, each from one of four different Utah regions – North, South, East, and Wasatch Front – and one additional application statewide, for a total of five grants.

To participate in the grant program, a business must be owned by a woman (or someone who identifies as a woman) and do the following by February 28:

  1. Get Listed in Utah’s Free Woman-Owned Business Directory

  2. Enter the WBCUtah Grant Competition

  3. For bonus entries, like the WBCUtah Facebook page, comment and share on the directory and give away social media giveaways.

Winners will be contacted by email and will have 10 days to claim their prize. All winners will be announced on March 4.

WBCUtah is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help women in Utah build confidence, create opportunity, and experience success as business owners. The organization is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.





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TechTown Marketplace offers a new online business directory https://abcdirectory.org/techtown-marketplace-offers-a-new-online-business-directory/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/techtown-marketplace-offers-a-new-online-business-directory/ Robin Wilson has a new brand of hypoallergenic textiles On January 2, Macy’s will launch the Clean Design Home x Martex collection in stores, making history as Robin Wilson, author, designer and creative director of the Robin Wilson Home brand represents the world’s first licensed hypoallergenic textile brand founded by a black american female. Featuring […]]]>

Robin Wilson has a new brand of hypoallergenic textiles

On January 2, Macy’s will launch the Clean Design Home x Martex collection in stores, making history as Robin Wilson, author, designer and creative director of the Robin Wilson Home brand represents the world’s first licensed hypoallergenic textile brand founded by a black american female. Featuring an assortment of textiles focused on controlling asthma and allergy triggers – like dust mites, pet dander, pollen – the range includes pillows, sheet sets, duvets, bathrobes, anti-allergenic towels and utility options for protection of mattresses and pillows. The minimalist palette includes white, gray, light blue, ivory and blush. After launch, WestPoint Home plans to distribute the collection through its website, as well as select department and specialty stores, beginning in the spring. Prices range from $15 to $275. The online preview starts on Sunday. For more information, visit cleandesignhome.com.

Bundled, a women-owned small business based in Commerce Township, is teaming up with 50 other small business owners and sellers across the state of Michigan to send gifts for any occasion.

Bundled can send gifts for all occasions

For curated product selections, Bundled, a women-owned small business based in Commerce Township, is teaming up with 50 other small business owners and sellers across the state to send gifts for any occasion. The company also hires people with disabilities from Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) who are an essential part of its warehouse operations. In addition to pre-made gift sets, customers can create their own set with a la carte items that fit their needs and budget. Go to bundledmi.com.

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West Volusia NAACP and DeLand Pride Launch Black Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/west-volusia-naacp-and-deland-pride-launch-black-business-directory/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/west-volusia-naacp-and-deland-pride-launch-black-business-directory/ DELAND — The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride have come together to create a directory of black businesses. The goal is to raise awareness of black businesses on the west side of the county, as well as to dispel historical racial and other divisions. “Last year when George Floyd was murdered, […]]]>

DELAND — The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride have come together to create a directory of black businesses.

The goal is to raise awareness of black businesses on the west side of the county, as well as to dispel historical racial and other divisions.

“Last year when George Floyd was murdered, I represented DeLand Pride with the Orlando Alliance. The director of this site, Jennifer Foster, made a major effort to try to fight racism,” said Desiree Sylvester, member of DeLand Pride who champions the cause of the LGBTQ community.

“As a result of this, I was put in contact with the Central Florida Foundation which distributed micro-grants. I had a discussion with people in the community about black people not feeling comfortable going downtown (to DeLand). We want to make sure everyone feels welcome.

Volusia County Council Member and DeLand Realtor Barbara Girtman.

Sylvester said many people were ready to come together to work on a solution that would make everyone feel part of the community. Among these steps was the creation of a directory of black businesses.

“It was Barbara Girtman (Councillor for Volusia County) who said we should work on trying to get white people to spend on black businesses,” Sylvester said. “We met with community leaders and decided that a directory of black businesses would be the best solution.”

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Launch of BusinessBM.com.au business directory: Blue Mountains | Blue Mountains Gazette https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-businessbm-com-au-business-directory-blue-mountains-blue-mountains-gazette/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-businessbm-com-au-business-directory-blue-mountains-blue-mountains-gazette/ A new free Blue Mountains business directory, funded by bushfire resilience grants, will feature more than 5,500 businesses in the region. The BusinessBM.com.au business directory was created as part of the more than $600,000 bushfire grants funded by the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project, which focuses on the creation of resilient business communities in […]]]>

A new free Blue Mountains business directory, funded by bushfire resilience grants, will feature more than 5,500 businesses in the region.

The BusinessBM.com.au business directory was created as part of the more than $600,000 bushfire grants funded by the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project, which focuses on the creation of resilient business communities in the 26 mountain towns.

Excited about a new business directory: Meagan Witton of Faulconbridge runs Miss Figgy Grazing Boards, a catering business that supports local farmers, bakers, butchers, cheese makers and vendors with her bespoke grazing boards.

The project is a collaboration between corporate2community (C2C), a leader in disaster resilience of business communities, and BusinessBM, the new business network in the region.

BusinessBM director and spokesperson Lawrence Atkinson said the directory would help businesses connect with each other and improve their visibility and accessibility to new residents looking for key services.

“This project is essentially about keeping Blue Mountains businesses going,” Atkinson said.

“We want to build a strong and resilient local economy, and the best way to do that is to come together as a business community. By working with each other, we can thrive not only as individual businesses, but also as a regional community. “

Faulconbridge owner Meagan Witton jumped at the chance to sign up for the new directory.

“We launched our Miss Figgy Grazing Boards business last October when the last batch of lockdowns was completed,” Ms Witton said. “We’ve been creating pasture boards for our friends and family for a few years. It was really a side hobby, and last year we decided to dive in and start our business. It just took off. “

Ms Witton said the directory would be popular with other business owners and operators who have struggled after the fires and during the pandemic.

“A local business directory makes it much easier for us to reach potential new customers and also connect with local suppliers,” she said.

Corporate2community director Renae Hanvin said the directory is part of a series of grantmaking initiatives that underpin the project’s goal of building disaster preparedness and resilience in the Blue Mountains.

“We know that local businesses are the backbone of regional communities, and when they start working together and sharing knowledge, powerful change happens and everyone in the community benefits,” said Ms. Hanvin. .

In addition to the directory, the BusinessBM.com.au website has links and resources for mountain businesses covering resilience, mental health and wellbeing, and networking. It will help business owners establish their own local networks.

Meanwhile, the state’s leading business organisation, Business NSW, believes a new hardship panel set by the NSW Government to consider financial support for small businesses will be adopted by businesses across the state. The panel will consider on a case-by-case basis which companies are not eligible for any of the hardship packages currently on offer.

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The firm unveils a business directory for craftsmen and SMEs https://abcdirectory.org/the-firm-unveils-a-business-directory-for-craftsmen-and-smes/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-firm-unveils-a-business-directory-for-craftsmen-and-smes/ By Omolabake Fasogbon Integrated marketing company, ABT Marketing Nigeria Ltd, has launched an online business directory where artisans and operators of small and medium enterprises can connect and interact with their potential customers. According to the organization, this decision aligns with the federal government’s efforts to stimulate economic development, by taking advantage of information and […]]]>

By Omolabake Fasogbon

Integrated marketing company, ABT Marketing Nigeria Ltd, has launched an online business directory where artisans and operators of small and medium enterprises can connect and interact with their potential customers.

According to the organization, this decision aligns with the federal government’s efforts to stimulate economic development, by taking advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) resources.

The company’s chief executive, Ridwan Onitolo, explained that the platform “is designed for business owners and end-to-end users” to connect inside and outside their network, while improving owner visibility.

“The web-based platform would provide artisans and any business owner with the ability to advertise, showcase and communicate with consumers,” Onitolo pointed out.

He added that the service, which is free for the first year, would also bridge the trust gap between buyers and sellers.

“Often we see artisans writing their names on street walls in the name of advertising, while people are afraid to deal with such business owners because they are unsure of the source.

“To get on board, all you have to do is register with the organization’s leadership, get verified, and your membership will be live on the web.

“All skilled workers such as bakers, plumbers, tailors, straighteners, painters, barbers, stylists, mechanics/engineers, carpenters, make-up artists, tie-dyers and event planners, among others, can now list themselves for easy access by users

“We are offering a free publicity package for selected contractors. This will come as a gift on the feedback we receive through the direct training program we run from time to time. Our media team will put together a creative publicity package, interview the owner of the business and sell it on media channels for customers to achieve phenomenal growth.

Onitolo informed that the platform will also give subscribers more benefits at ABT’s upcoming annual trade shows and the upcoming fair in Lagos.

He highlighted some benefits of trade shows such as “product visibility, training, digital and contemporary marketing, among others.”

“We urge entrepreneurs to start listing their businesses on the web which is ready for broadcast, while booking space for trade shows has also started,” Onitolo said.

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Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance to Launch Hastings Street Index Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday. Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses. The MDBBA […]]]>

The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday.

Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses.

The MDBBA is planning a virtual launch event at 2 p.m. Monday with local historian Jamon Jordan, president and CEO Charity Dean said.

The city razed the north-south Hastings Road and the Black Bottom area during a forced resettlement of black residents and their thriving businesses to build I-375 and Lafayette Park in the 1950s and 1960s.

Members of the newly created Chamber of Commerce can be listed in the Hastings Street Index, as well as those who are not – although without a membership a business cannot develop its profile as much.

“It will be something that will grow iteratively as we get more people to sign up to join the directory,” Dean said.

The directory’s search function will work much like the restaurant search engine and review site Yelp.com, she added.

“You can put on tacos and it will make any business that has tacos take off,” she said.

Romulus-based Bradley Creative Group LLC has created the Hastings Street Index, which Dean says will cost around $100,000. The chamber has raised around $30,000 so far for the launch. Sponsors include Detroit-based Walker-Miller Energy Services, Go Daddy, Comcast, New Economy Initiative and Goldman Sachs, according to Dean. The site itself should also generate revenue later through advertising.

The MDBBA was launched in March to converge and amplify the voices of black business owners. It aimed to address the needs of business communities that have faced structural racism, and have been underserved and discriminated against for decades.

The organization also signed a lease for a 2,200 square foot downtown business resource center at 1234 Washington Blvd. with meeting and work space, printers and more for members. It’s to open this summer.

Dean, a former director of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity, leads the regional organization alongside another former Detroit executive, MDBBA COO Kai Bowman. TCF Bank has committed $1 million over five years to this effort.

The chamber has about 100 members. Its targeted budget for the year is $1.4 million and it has already raised over $400,000.

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Alexandria Chamber Creates Directory of African American-Owned Businesses https://abcdirectory.org/alexandria-chamber-creates-directory-of-african-american-owned-businesses/ Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/alexandria-chamber-creates-directory-of-african-american-owned-businesses/ ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (KALB) – The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is creating a number of initiatives to help minority-owned small business owners. Currently, the chamber is developing a directory of African-American-owned businesses, including a directory for women-owned businesses and another for veteran-owned businesses. All directories will be posted on the new chamber website, which […]]]>

ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (KALB) – The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce is creating a number of initiatives to help minority-owned small business owners.

Currently, the chamber is developing a directory of African-American-owned businesses, including a directory for women-owned businesses and another for veteran-owned businesses. All directories will be posted on the new chamber website, which is expected to be completed in a few months.

The chamber is also working with partner organizations to create new programs that will serve minority-owned businesses here at Cenla in the future.

The chamber will also launch an app that will include directories of minority-owned businesses.

House Speaker Deborah Randolph said it was about helping these businesses thrive, especially during the ongoing pandemic.

“If you want to start a business, we have many resources for you and coaching is available. Whether it’s writing a business plan, writing a marketing plan for your business, whether you’re looking to scale your business, or if you already have that business but are looking to expand it and you want help planning it, for example, this type of assistance is available.

The new app is expected to launch within the next four to six months.

The chamber is currently collecting information for the minority-owned business directory. If you are a small business owner and would like to be on the list, call the chamber at 318-442-6671.

Other programs will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

The chamber also offers free workshops on a variety of topics, as well as hands-on training at the Small Business Development Center, which is located inside the chamber.

For more information, you can visit the chamber’s website here.

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Directory of Fast Growing Black-Owned Businesses in Manitoba – Winnipeg https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-fast-growing-black-owned-businesses-in-manitoba-winnipeg/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-fast-growing-black-owned-businesses-in-manitoba-winnipeg/ An online directory for Black-owned businesses in Manitoba continues to grow after launching last spring. Black Owned Manitoba was launched in June 2020, around the time of the Black Lives Matter movement. “(We thought) how can we create something that highlights and strengthens the (economic) growth of the black community in our province,” co-founder France […]]]>

An online directory for Black-owned businesses in Manitoba continues to grow after launching last spring.

Black Owned Manitoba was launched in June 2020, around the time of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“(We thought) how can we create something that highlights and strengthens the (economic) growth of the black community in our province,” co-founder France Bahati told Global News.

“There was no such thing.”

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The website now features more than 100 businesses and professionals, including restaurants, clothing retailers, hair salons, makeup artists, consulting firms, gardening companies, doctors and dentists.

“You can go to Google and say I want to find a Chinese restaurant, but it was so hard to say I want to find a black-owned business,” said co-founder Odette Bahati. “So our directory is able to help you do that and it’s for everyone.”

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She adds that the response has been overwhelming.

“It’s definitely a friendly Manitoba, because we see how people use the resources that are there,” she said.

“And we hope that this momentum and this support is not just a trend and that it will continue – not just this year, not just next year, but in the future.”

Merri Tekle runs Ambience Hair Studio in downtown Winnipeg. She says the website has attracted new customers.

“I think for a lot of African American hair people, there aren’t a lot of options of where to go to get their hair done. Over the past five years, there’s been this trend that you don’t have to straighten your hair, you can just wear it naturally,” Tekle said.

“We’ve had a lot of black people with natural hair, which is nice, tight, curly hair,” she added.

“It’s not the same as having straight hair. It takes a long time, it’s very fragile and we get a lot of customers from (the website).

Amina Ayoade is the owner of Bubbalatte Cakes & Bakery.

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“I think it’s really important for us to step up,” Ayoade said.

“Every person has the opportunity to express themselves and it lets others know that, especially young children. Like, you can do it, it’s something you can do. You can be a little black kid and have big dreams of owning your own business. It’s totally doable. »

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Francine and Odette, who are sisters, are business owners themselves. They say the response has been so overwhelming, they are looking for volunteers to help with Black Owned Manitoba, and they are always looking to add more businesses to the directory.

“It’s been a resource not only for black people, but also for our allies,” Francine said.

“If you want to support the community and support the community growth of black businesses and the black community in our province, you can check out the black-owned directory.”

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Knoxville Black Business Directory spotlights local minority-owned businesses https://abcdirectory.org/knoxville-black-business-directory-spotlights-local-minority-owned-businesses/ Sat, 16 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/knoxville-black-business-directory-spotlights-local-minority-owned-businesses/ Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Finding a local place to eat, shop, find auto repair or healthcare can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Add to that search the ability to find local minority and black-owned businesses and until October 2020, there was no specific option for Knoxville-based businesses. Enter: The […]]]>

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Finding a local place to eat, shop, find auto repair or healthcare can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start.

Add to that search the ability to find local minority and black-owned businesses and until October 2020, there was no specific option for Knoxville-based businesses.

Enter: The Black Business Directory.

“If you’ve decided to do something different, spend some of your money on a black-owned business. It’s local, that money stays local and supports the local economy,” said Damon Rawls, senior digital strategist at Damon Rawls Consulting.

Rawls said he was inspired to create the “21st Century” database through his own experience. He wanted to find a black-owned business and realized there was no easy way to find one for what he needed.

What he knew: Black and minority business owners with local services that he believes should be enhanced. So in October 2020, months into the COVID-19 pandemic, he created the website and directory to help.

“We see big companies folding today. Small businesses are more likely to sink in this environment. One of the main goals is to help these businesses grow and thrive,” Rawls said.

Rawls’ experience in marketing is on display in the design of the website. It is user-friendly and offers 27 service categories. Categories range from restaurants and legal services to pet services and stores.

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Rachel Fletcher owns Knox Upholstery and for the past 11 years has been “upgrading your furniture,” she said.

“I take your chair, strip all the padding, strip all the padding, and give it new life,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher said she is proud of the work she does not only in her business, but also for her representation in the community.

“It was important to register on the website because A. I’m a black person, but also B. we need more exposure,” Fletcher said.

She said she wanted to support the directory by getting involved and posting her contact details and business information there, as one of the first. The pandemic has given her business a boost, she said, as more people are at home.

“It’s been really, really good, the pandemic, because it’s forced everyone to come home, they’re looking at their furniture and sitting in their chairs and furniture more…” Fletcher said.

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Clara’s Closet and Crafts is one of 130 businesses listed in the directory. The thrift store on Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville is owned by Breyauna Holloway.

The storefront opened in November 2020, after three successful years in an online store through Poshmark and Etsy.

Holloway, an Austin-East High School graduate, said she hopes the store will become a place for young adults in the community to go to proms or school dances to find high-end clothes at a lower price. cost. It’s a way, she says, to give back to the community.

“I’m a third generation grad from Austin-East so spring is coming hopefully this coronavirus [pandemic] will be under control and they can have a proper prom,” Holloway said.

She started her business selling children’s clothes that her own children grew up in, then clothes that she no longer wore. It evolved into the storefront for Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville.

She joined the Black Business Directory to set up its store in a location that is easily accessible to the community.

“You’re not just helping me and my family, I’m a single mom with five kids, I pay rent here at my store, I pay rent at my house. I give back to the people you know,” Holloway said.

Holloway said as her business grows, she plans to give back even more. Right now, she said she wants to support the communities that have done the same for her: Austin-East High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a former student of both schools.

“People know that women-owned businesses, black-owned businesses, don’t necessarily have the resources that big corporations have,” Holloway said.

There are no signs to mark her store at 2131 Magnolia Avenue, but she hopes her name in the directory will suffice, for now.

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