So Thankful For Small Business Week!

As we begin November I can't help but reflect on all that has happened this past year. This year I stepped full time into small business ownership and boy is it a journey!

I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing small business community and this week I am spreading the love as I am #sothankfulforsmallbusiness.

If you follow over on Instagram, you will see this graphic many times this week. I am taking the week to spread the love to my fellow small business owners as we head into the holiday season. Some of these businesses are favorites of mine, but many nominees came from my community members. And if these businesses are even half as amazing as my community, then you know they are GREAT businesses to follow!

If you would like to participate in #sothankfulforsmallbusiness week, please feel free to send me a DM on Instagram so I can share the graphic with you! The more the merrier!

Now let's share these small businesses...

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Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary is an inclusive community space in downtown Vancouver, WA. They carry a wide variety of loose leaf teas, herbs, tinctures, skincare products, work by local artists, and of course - tea drinks! They host a number of events each month including yoga classes, art workshops, tea tasting parties, first Fridays, book signings, and so much more! Stay up to date on their events by following along on Instagram: @dandelion.teahouse.


Gold Cup Coffee is a local coffee shop that roasts their fresh crop beans from around the world in house! Visit for an amazing cup of coffee, yummy avocado toast, or delicious pastry from a local baker. Their customers can be found meeting friends or colleagues, working, studying, or spending time on passion projects - like writing a book! They love being a place for our community to flourish and connect.


Parallel Food & Drink is a wine event company that is a collaboration between a chef (Joey) and a sommelier (Stacey). They love creating thoughtful events with wineries or private clients! Wednesday through Sunday you can find the duo at Park Avenue Fine Wines in Downtown Portland.


Park Avenue Fine Wines is a wine bar and retail shop located

in the heart of downtown Portland.

Enjoy almost three dozen wines by the glass or as a flight alongside small plates in their charming bar. Their shop also has hundreds of selections of local and international wines. They also offer a monthly subscription that comes with free delivery if you live locally!



Since 2011 Breathe has been on a mission to share the power of holistic health. Through revitalizing massage therapy, classes and events, you have abundant opportunities to experience, recognize and develop who you are. Breathe focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being within ourselves, that it may be entrusted to you, our community and our world.


Couve Chiropractic welcomes people from all walks and

stages of life, and specializes in prenatal, postpartum,

and pediatric chiropractic care.

Dr. Nicole pulls from her background as a yoga instructor and birth doula and is certified in Webster technique and BIRTHFIT pregnancy and postpartum fitness instruction. Her goal is always to help you feel at ease in your body, and to help you and your loved ones stay centered in every season of life.


Dance Evolution provides high-quality dance classes to children and adults in a non-competitive, fun environment. They offer a range of affordable, diverse classes for every member of the family at any dance or fitness level. They believe the arts enrich the lives of both the students and their families and build community through cultural awareness and acceptance. Their students are encouraged to become technically proficient and at the same time build self-esteem, cooperation, leadership skills, and HAVE FUN!


Lemon Lifestyles offers a truly holistic health coaching experience by focusing on fitness, nutrition, sustainability, and self care, all in a positive and easily accessible environment. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, try a new sport, or lower your carbon footprint, Gigi will be here to coach you every step of the way! Together, you can create meaningful change that stretches into future generations. Join the community today!


Space to Bloom started from a desire to offer yoga classes to everyone, everywhere. As a virtual and in-person Hatha yoga studio - you are met where you are: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Virtual classes are hosted via Zoom. Private studio classes are held at Couve Chiropractic and group classes are held at Dandelion Teahouse Apothecary - both located in downtown Vancouver, WA.


Vitamin D Spray Tanning provides a beautiful customized airbrush spray tan. They use gentle formulas that give you the perfect golden color for your skin tone. And the airbrush gives you a seamless application for a discreet glow - it's all in the blending! They are body positive and love giving women a little confidence boost! Check out their classic tan which lasts for 7-10 days! Perfect for upcoming holiday parties.



Believe Boutique values ethical and sustainable fashion. Size inclusive style is important because they believe fashion is for everybody and every body. It is their passion to bring you quality pieces that will be closet staples for years to come. They also specialize in stying appointments

to enhance your personal style and goals (offered both in-person and virtually)!


Downtown Vancouver's only bookstore! Birdhouse Books loves to keep books circulating in the community. They take donations of used books and even offer a 20% discount as a reward for helping them with their mission of keeping books out of the landfills. Their hope is to keep the community engaged with reading and learning for years to come! They stock every genre and offer lots of space in their shop for reading - come visit!


Human Nature Designs creates products with nature in mind!

A note from the owner, Emily: