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Shop local on Small Business Saturday

American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010 to give small businesses exposure and encourage customers to support their local small businesses in their own communities. Eleven years later and this campaign is still going strong.

Today, on Small Business Saturday, we want to support local New Orleans businesses on the blog. The writers at Black New Orleans Mom Blog teamed up and shared some of their favorite Black small businesses.

As you know, New Orleans has many talented entrepreneurs and businesses and these are just a snippet of our favorites. Please support these businesses and tell us your favorite local small business in the comments.

This list encompasses an array of businesses, from hair care to furniture.

Happy Shopping!


Kirstie Myvett loves Community Book Center. This black woman-owned bookstore has been in business for over thirty-five years!

Baldwin Bookstore is another favorite where we find great books and coffee.


When we crave pralines, Loretta’s Authentic Pralines is our first choice. The praline beignet is mouth-watering and the best in the city.

We also love the bread pudding (and food) at Lil Dizzy’s Cafe located in Treme.


Michelle C. Harmon loves The Labat Wood Shop - furniture and home goods store. You can find custom-made furniture, quality cutting boards, and premium rolling trays.

Hair Care

Shannon Smith loves For Kinky Guys - beard care for men. The owner is a black woman born and raised in New Orleans with a background in Chemistry.

Tra Elle Salon is another favorite hair salon for women located in Gentilly.


Ashley Lorraine takes beautiful photographs depicting New Orleans culture, weddings, and families.

Pregnancy Services

Labor and Love provides professional doula services and childbirth education.

Professional Organizer

Getting a tidy and organized space is easier than ever with Just Be, LLC.

Speech Therapy

For your children’s speech and pathology needs, we recommend Chatter Nola.


For a fun night on the town, Mardi Gras Mambo Tours offers rhythm, art, culture, cuisine, and spirits.


The history of Small Business Saturday. Farm Bureau Financial Services. (2020, October 30). Retrieved November 26, 2021, from,communities%20during%20the%20holiday%20season.


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