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...
Click on the business name or logos to check out more information!
FOOD AND DRINK
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!
HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND BEAUTY
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:
When we hold our relationship with nature in the highest regard, we reap the benefits of better health, extended longevity, and a more meaningful life. Why purchase cookie-cutter, commercially manufactured souvenirs and gifts from travel shops that lack depth, first-hand experience, and love for Mother Earth? I create with the Human-Nature relationship in my heart, and aim to develop designs that are as colorful and meaningful as your favorite places on earth. The goal of Human Nature Designs is to help
you revisit your most deeply meaningful moments in nature,
and help you celebrate the human-nature connection.
Yo Soy Candle is a handmade, eco-conscious, affirmation candle company based in Portland, OR. Their products are non-toxic and free of phthalates, dyes, lead, and parabens. They provide long, clean, eco-friendly burns and each scent is paired with it's very own "I AM" statement. These statements are meant to inspire a positive mindset and empower healing and transformation by practicing the self loving ritual of I AM. Want to make your blend, pour, and manifest your own candle creation? Check out their Candle Creation Bar!
HOME AND DECOR
Brandiwine Interior Design specializes in interior design consulting for residential and commercial interior design projects. Want to update a bathroom, but aren't sure which tile works in your space? Want to add a fun accent wall to your home office? Look no further than Brandiwine Interior Design. Interior Design consulting is designed to get you
answers quickly so you can implement your design in a timely manner!
Kindred Homestead Supply is a low-waste, bulk refillery for home and personal care items based in Vancouver, WA. You bring the containers, they provide the goods. It's that simple! In addition to bulk products, they carry low-waste and sustainably made home goods, second hand and vintage items, and display a wide array of locally made artwork.
Downstairs you'll find Kinship Collective, a creative co-working space where folks can rent a desk starting at $75/month or pay a drop in fee!
Wildehaus brings the WILD inside!
Wildehaus creates handmade interior decor products designed to add greenery to your home or office space. As a Hispanic and woman owned business, Wildehaus believes in the powerful wellness benefits that come from living and working around plants. They offer handmade plant stands, hangers, a lush array of happy plants, nature inspired wall hangings, and local pottery. They also offer greening services, love sharing their design knowledge, and strive to keep prices affordable because plants are for everyone!
Visit their retail shop today!
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Shannon is a portrait and brand photographer in the Vancouver, WA area. She chose the name Morr as it's the Celtic word for great and her goal is to capture the greatest version of you! Portraits include headshots, senior photos, couples, and families! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more information about upcoming family and portrait shoots - perfect for holiday cards!
Sage Aesthetic is a full service media company that does photo, video, and drone photography. They have completed many branding projects focusing on food and drinks, real estate, clothing companies, portraits, and more! Sage Aesthetic is currently looking for new clients and would love to bring your vision to life!