Updated: Feb 9
We are still feeling the ongoing effects of the world wide pandemic. We personally witnessed the struggle our community members faced as they tried to keep their businesses afloat. BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) business took an incredible hit these past two years. According to a National Bureau of Economic Research, 41% of black-owned businesses closed and Latino business owners dropped 32% in just a matter of months from January to April 2020.
As we rebound from this global pandemic, itʻs more important than ever to support our BIPOC business owners. When they succeed, we all succeed. We see lower unemployment rates and increased consumer spending. So as we prepare for this holiday season, consider shopping small and BIPOC before heading out to the big box stores or your go-to online retail market.
So for this yearʻs Pua Mohalaʻs Favorite Things, we give a shout-out to our favorite BIPOC business owners. Share your favorites in the comments below!