While all of the stores featured have to meet the criteria of being woman-owned and an independent business, this list is curated, meaning that a lot of it comes down to opinion. It will never be possible to list every single woman-run independent business, so the ones I've chosen are those that I think like-minded people will be happy to find.
How are you defining a "woman-owned small business"?
Generally speaking, a business that is primarily owned by a woman (there are a couple of husband-wife owned businesses) that is independent. I don't have access to revenue data to be able to determine a business as "small", but I'm doing my best to only include businesses that are independently owned and the woman who started the business is still running the show.
Can I suggest a business?
PLEASE DO! I need all the help I can get. You can submit a business here.
If I submit a business, will it be included?
Maybe? As I said, this is a curated directory, so I'll include ones that I think others will find interesting.
I think [a business you mentioned isn't independent / you got a fact wrong], can I let you know?
Absolutely! This is a constant learning process, and while I'm trying me best to do research and get things right, I won't pretend like I won't make mistakes! Feel free to let me know (but please be nice about it)!
Will you be including more categories?
You bet! I'm launching with these to start, but I have plans to add directories for beauty, Disney, vintage, and more.