This year thousands of small businesses have struggled through the effects of COVID-19, yet none more so than minority-owned businesses. A new survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found more minority-owned small businesses fear permanent closure than non-minority owned small businesses, which could be in part due to the fact that they are more likely to have tried and failed in securing a loan.
So, this season more than ever it’s important to shop with intention and use our buying power in support of diverse and innovative brands. It’s time to put our money where our mouth was when we marched for equality and social justice. Which is the kind of holiday spirit I want to be a part of.
With ideas for boosting a loved one’s WFH setup or crafting their next Zoom happy hour cocktail, here are 25 gifts guaranteed to make a loved one’s day that also support minority-owned businesses:
To Spice Up Your Quarantine Meals
These items will spice up your life and put the fun back into home cooking:
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