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Celebrate Black Business Month by Supporting These Black-Owned Businesses

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

It's vital to be both a social and economic ally.

At ECDI, our clients represent a diverse array of businesses, including restaurants, event venues, and retail spots. By choosing to buy from these businesses, you're contributing to their growth and success.

Check out the categories below to find your newest shopping spot:

Apparel and accessories:

Luxury street wear clothing brand, with a mission to bring awareness to black mental health and bring unity and empowerment throughout our communities

Faith encouraging tees that bring healing, drive God-purpose, and uplift broken women of faith.

(Southern Ohio) Women's fashion apparel S-3X, shoes, accessories, and more. DDB was created to help women feel and look beautiful at an affordable cost.

Handcrafted statement earrings and skincare. All denim earrings are 25% off.

(Northern Ohio) Clothing that contours to all sizes and accessories that empowers customers to be amazing.

(Central Ohio) Lux custom clothing and more. Atelier Showrooms in Columbus, Ohio and Dallas, Texas.

(Central Ohio) Custom pressed t-shirts that allow customers to express themselves through imagery. They also sell branded hats, jeans and shoes and are offering 5$ off any custom t-shirt.

Clothing brand reminding everybody to love themselves.

Life is not perfect but your outfit can be! This is a boutique with clothes ranging from sporty casual to high-end fashion and more.

(Southern Ohio) Premier fashion destination for women looking for exclusive pieces while experiencing a intimate and tailored shopping experience. Use code VC15 for 15% off your online order.


(Northern Ohio) Come in and enjoy a clean shop that caters to your barbering needs.

Natural and herbal hair care products for hair growth and moisture. Get 15% off when you subscribe!

(Southern Ohio) A hair salon specializing in natural haircare, straightening and weaves

(Northern Ohio) A holistic hair and beauty company where we build great hair starting from the inside out with our drinkable cold pressed juices (internal), our hair and skin care products (topical) and then our stress reducing plant babies (environmental).

(Northern Ohio) A luxury body care brand that offers unique, quality products for all skin types. The collections are skillfully made by hand and formulated with ethically and locally sourced ingredients. Sign up online and get 20% off!

(Northern Ohio) A full service salon providing services from simple styling to extreme makeovers. They value themselves on providing extraordinary customer service while enhancing one’s inner beauty.

(Central Ohio) A clean, ethical, and sustainable beauty brand inspired by Africa's best kept beauty secrets. Their mission is to build self-confidence while empowering women and improving lives in communities.

(Northwest Ohio) High quality organic and vegan skincare products aiming to improve skin and quality of life. Shipping is available nationwide.

Affordable spa-quality bath, body and facial products. Get 2 Mocha Mint Body Polishes for $25 or 4 samplers for $10.

(Northern Ohio) Skin District Store is an all-natural, customizable self-care product line. The business was founded and is operated by 6, 7, and 11 year old sisters.

Cleaning services:

(Central Ohio) Cleaning services for schools, churches, medical facilities, office buildings, and senior living facilities. They customize their services to meet your specific needs.

(Northern Ohio) Residential and commercial cleaning that offers an array of cleaning services.

Coaching and consulting:

(Central Ohio) If you have a business obstacle in the areas of administration, graphic design, website building, grants, or custom apparel, Aftonisms can help you move it with proven solutions!

HR consulting firm offering a free initial consultation to better understand the needs of their clients.

(Southern Ohio) Professional HR Solutions committed to deliver the absolute best guidance and service towards result driven success that meets organizations unique HR Challenges.

FRAT Inc engages returning citizens with solutions to political, social, and economic challenges as well as the intermediary between the resources and the clients.

A boutique organizational consulting firm that provides leadership development, customized trainings and coaching to women leaders, employees of color and for the companies in which they work.

Services that help people heal, focused on trauma recovery, grief support, spiritual growth and more.

A marketing communication and grant services firm. The mission is to provide marketing, communication, and grant writing service that place organizations on the path to excellence.

Where equity and philanthropy meet. Philanthropy for the People partners with donors, foundations, and fundraisers to develop and implement racial equity-centered strategies.

A faith-based agency where you can learn

how to maintain a life of freedom and fulfillment. The program offers Christian counseling, life coaching, support groups, workshops, seminars, retreats, and prayer and inner healing.

Helping business owners develop and maintain a profitable and dominating social media presence.

Organizational development consulting, facilitation, and leadership coaching. They equip leaders with skills and awareness that provide equal access to development, opportunities, and resources for their teams.


(Southern Ohio) They are here to help you clean out your garage, house, business or clean up your yard. They're currently offering $100 off labor costs when you purchase a dumpster at full price.

A full-service construction company that oversees residential and commercial new construction to complete remodels in the public and private sector of real estate.

A commercial and residential construction company in the state of Ohio. A team of fully-experienced professionals who tackle everything from large scale complex construction projects to small repairs jobs.

Provides fire sprinkler labor, fire sprinkler installation, fire pumps, piping, fire sprinkler service and inspections, and backflow service testing in the Tri-State area (OH-IN-KY) to residential homes and commercial businesses.

(Central Ohio) Home remodeling and fire restoration. They're honored to do rehabs for homes in the Linden Area, which includes siding, roofing, concrete work, and demolition.

(Northeast Ohio) A residential and commercial remodeling company with Christian values. Their mission is to increase customer quality of living with skilled craftsmanship and excellent service.


(Northern Ohio) Resale education store that helps teachers and parents save money on their education needs.

(Northern Ohio) Helping young men and women reach their career goals in barbering. They offer the cheapest haircuts in the city ($5 facials, $6 haircuts for children and seniors, and $7 haircuts for adults).

(Northern Ohio) An educational consulting company focused on helping individuals in middle school through retirement take the next steps in their lives

(Northern Ohio) Making a difference in the world with the use of children’s books, educational materials, and apparel. They believe in celebrating each person’s unique characteristics that make them who they are.

(Southern Ohio) Workshops and resources to assist children to increase their access to culturally responsive teaching materials available to parents, teachers, and community groups.

(Northern Ohio) A preschool dedicated to creating lifelong learners through inspirational environments. Enrollment for fall opens August first. Noordoos hills residents receive $50 off their first month's tuition!

Provides ladders of opportunities for those interested in obtaining IT careers and small business startups.

(Northern Ohio) Child care center serving children ages six weeks to thirteen years of age. Providing the highest quality early childhood educational program that will empower and nurture families through the act of learning.

(Northern Ohio) Leadership coaching, educational training, and custom course/program curriculum development for teachers who are responsible for educating and inspiring K12 students.


Writing company with a vision to display innovative artistry in entertainment that enlightens and inspires.

(Southern Ohio) A company creating original stage plays and entertainment content. They will be hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on May 6, 2023.

(Central Ohio) A social enterprise providing exquisite tea experiences and delectable treats. They're passionate about creating memorable moments centered around the art of tea, combining elegance, quality, and exceptional customer service.

A movie and marketing company focused on creating productions for television, the internet and movie theaters with bold, entertaining characters and businesses integrated in the stories.

Event services:

(Central Ohio) Planning, design, coordination, and production. This includes brunch, bridal showers, wedding decorating, private birthdays, luxury picnics, upscale events, special occasions, hotel surprises, and proposals.

An event planning and design firm based specializing in curating unforgettable events for our clients. They offer event planning, coordination, luxury balloon designs and custom event rentals.

(Central Ohio) Fully customizable interactive photo booth experiences that will elevate any wedding or event.

Downtown Columbus’ newest wedding and events venue! Columbus has a booming small business community and they want to support budding entrepreneurs and give them a platform to showcase their craft.

(Central Ohio) A mobile SoftPlay Rental company operating under a family business. They bring and create fun and safe play area for kids aged 0-5 years old.

(Central Ohio) Premier event venue specializing in children’s parties and social events. They also offer private event rental opportunities for wedding and baby showers, business meetings, holiday events and more!


Offering convenient health and wellness solutions for your busy lifestyle. Offerings include virtual fitness classes, in-person classes and a 10-Day healthy cleanse/reset.

(Central Ohio) A fitness and lifestyle brand that empowers women of all ages, walks of life to take back their lives and implement healthy choices for their overall wellbeing.

(Southern Ohio) A health and wellness fitness center geared around classes, 1-1, rehabilitation and even a smoothie shop.

(Northern Ohio) A fitness and wellness center located in Parma, Ohio. Your first group fitness class is always free!

Food and beverages:

(Central Ohio) Serving amazing vegan dishes, with passion.

(Southern Ohio) A Cincy food truck making delicious sweet and savory fried pies from scratch.

(Central Ohio) Restaurant serving Creole cuisine such as Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etoufee and various Po Boys. Carry out & catering orders also available.

(Southwest Ohio) Fast casual fried chicken concept specializing in chef crafted, southern inspired chicken dishes, drinks and desserts!

Professional catering and chef services for all events and occasions.

(Central Ohio) A catering service that specializes in comfort food from around the world and serves small groups, business meetings, tailgate parties, etc.

(Central Ohio) Authentic Mexican restaurant dedicated to serving traditional Oaxacan food to the community, while using fresh and local ingredients.

(Central Ohio) Offering everyday items that everyone needs in the Franklinton area.

(Northwest Ohio) Authentic East African cuisine offering catering orders for small and large groups, delivery orders, and even cooking classes with chef Tom.

(Southern Ohio) Seasoning/spice curating company. Specializing in flavorful, low sodium and salt free seasonings.

Squash The Beef Catering, LLC

(Northern Ohio) High quality vegan comfort food. They are a mobile food business and offer catering services for small groups/parties, corporate events, pop-up shops and food festivals/fairs.

(Northern Ohio) Soul food restaurant with a double drive thru, delivery, and pick up options. They are a second chance equal opportunity company that employs all who desire to work.

(Southwest Ohio) This bakery offers the rum cake for any and every occasion! They have a variety of sizes and flavors to try.

(Northern Ohio) Natural herbs and juices offerering nutrition on the go. If you are looking for a holistic approach to your wellness journey, Vitiman Kandie is your answer.

(Central Ohio) Small, family-owned sandwich shop located on the corner of Main and Ohio in Columbus. This is your destination for hunger elimination!

(Central Ohio) Are you looking for someone to provide the food at your next event? Whether you're planning a private brunch at your home for 20 guests or a large birthday party for 200, 36 Catering can help you craft the perfect meal.

Health and wellness:

(Central Ohio) Focusing on the care of the whole body through the use of reflexology, pedicures, and holistic wellness

A personal, professional, and spiritual wellness company. Dr. Tameka Ellington is a speaker, internationally acclaimed and awarded fashion scholar, and confidence coach.

(Northern Ohio) Daily yoga classes, yoga teacher training, mindfulness and yoga workshops, collaborative projects, and a mentorship program.

(Central Ohio) A meal prep business and shake and smoothie shop. Mention ECDI and receive 20% off your meal prep or cafe purchase.

(Central Ohio) Provides services to Black and minority mothers in an effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

(Northwest Ohio) An IV hydration and aesthetics clinic specializing in IV vitamin therapy, full body waxing, massages, non invasive body treatments, post op care and advance skincare treatments.

(Northern Ohio) In home health care assistance and companion care for seniors of the community.

(Central Ohio) A self-care evolution here to awaken and restore the community to live a more connected and beautiful everyday life.

(Northeast Ohio) An outpatient mental health center focusing on individual, family, group therapies and mental health services. RBH strives to help underserved adults and children achieve a better quality of life through outpatient and community mental healthcare.

A wellness community for Black women, providing digital and in-person experiences that allow women a reprieve from the daily grind to design a life that is nourishing and expansive.

(Northern Ohio) A wide variety of wellness, ministry and music services, with a vision to be the agent of change.

Home improvement:

(Central Ohio) Residential, commercial, and institutional pest, termite, and bed bug control.