September 22, 2023

Latine-Owned Business Directories To Check Out This Hispanic Heritage Month

The economic influence of Latine and Hispanic communities is on the rise.

Nearly 5 million businesses in the US are Latine or Hispanic-owned, contributing over $800 billion annually to the nation’s economy.

Latine and Hispanic communities are not just big contributors; they’re also big spenders. According to Nielson, their buying power surpasses the GDP of countries like Australia, Mexico, and Spain.

So, this Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re spotlighting the online directories that help consumers connect with these Latine and Hispanic businesses nationwide.

1. Shop Latinx

Shop Latinx, founded by Brittany Chavez, is a trailblazing marketplace designed “by community, for community.” What began as an Instagram directory for Latine brands has evolved into a digital platform encompassing beauty, fashion, and home goods. While currently digital, Chavez has ambitious plans for the future, including establishing brick-and-mortar spaces for cultural events and partnerships.

2. Intentionalist

Intentionalist, led by founder and CEO Laura Clise, operates on a straightforward principle: where you spend your money matters. Their Latino-owned small business directory makes discovering and supporting small Latine-owned businesses effortless. Intentionalist encourages mindful consumer choices, emphasizing the impact of our everyday decisions, from dining to shopping.

3. Latin Businesses

Latin Businesses is a national directory featuring a wide range of Hispanic-owned enterprises across various categories. It stands out for its user-friendly interface, making it easy to locate businesses near you. Business owners can create a free account and users can also leave reviews based on their experiences.

4. Support Latino Business

Support Latino Business (SLB) is a community-led initiative dedicated to uplifting, championing, and resourcing Latine businesses for long-term success. Through its national directory, SLB connects patrons with Latine businesses to support. SLB offers valuable resources and guides for business owners, making it a holistic platform for Latine entrepreneurship.

5. HispanicYa!

HispanicYa! is dedicated to the Hispanic market, both online and traditional. Created by Danay Escanaverino, it includes resources such as LinkedIn and Facebook networking groups, an event calendar for Hispanic marketing-related events, and a business directory of Hispanic marketing and Hispanic-owned enterprises.

6. #WeAllGrow Latina

WeAllGrow Latina is a thriving digital and in-person lifestyle community for impactful Latinas and Femme-Latines. The #WeAllGrow Small Business Directory showcases many Latine experts, products, businesses, and services. Whether you’re seeking talented professionals to collaborate with or Latine products to enjoy while supporting the community, this directory has you covered.

7. Amazon’s Cultúra Storefront

Amazon’s Cultúra storefront is a dedicated space where you can explore products from Hispanic-owned small businesses and artisans. Through the storefront, you directly support these entrepreneurs and discover a diverse array of products, from artisanal crafts to unique brands.

Featured image: Brittany Chávez. Photo by Itzel Alejandra Martinez

Samara Linton

Community Manager at POCIT | Co-editor of The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour (2022), and co-author of Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020)