Vancouver is home to people of various religions, nationalities, and cultural groups from all over the world. There are thousands of enterprises in Vancouver, with a significant percentage owned by members of minority groups. Minority businesses are an important element of the economy and are critical to the success of local communities.
Supporting minority-owned businesses generates and sustains more entrepreneurial enterprises, allowing more individuals from different races and gender to advance economically and socially. Over time, this will help close the racial wealth disparity.
In Vancouver and across the United States, black entrepreneurs and other minority entrepreneurs make significant contributions to the economy and their communities. There has been an increase in support for minority-owned businesses as a result of various organizations stepping in to assist them, and we should do the same.
Grapes ‘n Hops
If your definition of having a good time involves wine or beer, then you don’t want to miss visiting Grapes ‘n Hops. Setup by Danette n Lisa C. in 2019, this tap house rotates a diverse selection of wine, cider, craft beer, and food. Whether you want to watch the game or have brunch with your friends, this is a great spot to grab some libations.
Their panini kitchen has garnered several praises from customers and local beer nerds. From crunchy quesadillas to tortilla chips, the kitchen offers a wide selection of delicious snacks to go along with your drinks. If you want to stick around and relax, there are board/card games to keep you and the gang busy.
7 Seven Cleaning Services
If you are moving into a new house or workspace, chances are you might be in urgent need of cleaning services. 7 Seven Cleaning Services offers both residential and commercial housekeeping at a nominal price. Established in 2018 by Yana V, the business has seen massive growth and turnaround over the years.
At 7 Seven Cleaning Services, they let you choose services as per your needs and wishes. Depending on what you are looking for and the budget, they can devise a special plan for you. According to the owner, the company and its staff work all around the year to ensure their customers have a joyful and cozy atmosphere at home.
A Better Shine Auto Detailing and Ceramics
For families who drive their kids to school, college students and professionals who put in long hours, or senior citizens – car issues can put a dent in anyone’s day. The experienced staff at A Better Shine Auto Detailing and Ceramics understands that life can get busy sometimes which is why they bring the detailing to you.
A disabled veteran-owned business with staggeringly high reviews on social platforms, they offer services like ceramic coatings, scratch removal, exterior and interior detailing, interior add-ons, and more. They have both Spanish and English-speaking staff that can assist you with the best-in-class service when it comes to auto care.
Sustainable Fashion Forum
Ever since the owner and founder of Sustainable Fashion Forum took the initiative five years ago, it’s turned into an yearly phenomenon, with patrons from around the world investing their time and resources.
Many would agree that fashion is about much more than lifting just your physical appearance. It is also a way to establish your identity in the public eye and ornate yourself with embellishments pertaining to your culture. If the idea of mingling with like minded fashion enthusiasts gets you excited, then you are in for a treat at Sustainable Fashion Forum.
Chef Yorell Cooks
Carrying the love for cooking in his heart since he was a child, Howard C. has always been passionate about one goal – opening a catering service that offers his favorite recipes. Established in 2019, Chef Yorell Cooks has made a name for itself in the Portland/Vancouver areas by being the best in southern-style steak, shrimp, and grits.
As a certified chef, the owner takes great pride in curating authentic recipes made from the highest-quality ingredients. The food is prepared in an establishment that is kept to the highest standards of hygiene. If you ever wanted a taste of the south, swing by Chef Yorell to check out their chicken wings, steaks, and other recipes.
Be it a commercial or residential establishment, having a good plumbing system is imperative to ensuring a clean and hygienic environment. Plumbing systems are not only a key component in removing unwanted waste but they also have a huge role to play in regulating the cooling and heating systems.
Operating successfully since it was set up, Cates Plumbing is a venture started by Chris C. in 2001 when a family member encouraged him to change his line of work. A family man and a hard worker, Chris manages to run the whole business by himself and has instilled the same values in his staff too.
Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro
Last but not the least, we have a minority-owned bakery on our list which is home to some of the most delicious and downright exciting foods you can find in the Vancouver area. Sugar Street Bakery and Bistro boast an extensive collection of pastries, cupcakes, and other menus to make your event a success.
If you are craving a healthy sandwich, salad bowl, or soup, try their walk-in bistro which offers many delectable dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Their custom catering service lets customers personalize their orders with Vegan, vegetarian, and wheat-free options too. If you have a hankering for a sugary treat with an artisan flair, swing by the Sugar Street Bakery and Bistro and you will not regret it.
Support Your Local Minority-Owned Businesses Today
Sometimes life can move too fast and it’s easy to miss out on the different cultural experiences your hometown has to offer. Vancouver and its people do not shy away from welcoming new cultures and have always found lucrative ways to support minority-owned businesses. This can be seen while taking a stroll through any of its bustling marketplaces. As it has always been, supporting underserved businesses can bring about a positive change both in your personal life and the community you live in.