Shop from LEDC-supported small businesses in your area! Whether you're looking to buy from minority- or women-owned businesses, our directory is the best place to find these new and growing businesses.
Rathell Enterprises offers language services which include command Spanish, translation and interpretation services, transcribing, and residential real estate management. They are a Hispanic female owned company, and certified as an MBE/DBE/SBE.
Resilience Consultants LLC is a social entrepreneurship small business focused on social & sustainable development, economic empowerment, health, peacebuilding, and gender equity. They are driven by the desire to propose solving social issues, with an appropriate approach, connected with the reality of the people and communities, and a spirit of collaboration with all stakeholders.
Sav-a-lot movers, run by business owner Gloria Johnson, is a moving company that takes the hassle out of moving. They provide service to all kinds of families, businesses, and government personnel. Sav-a-lot proudly serves to the DMV area, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
Shea by Shaun produces a high-quality natural skincare line using 100% unrefined Shea butter with pure essential and musk oils. Their innovative fragrances tell a story in each jar, by encouraging their customers to "Love The Skin You’re In." Their core values are to provide a sense of love, tranquility, prosperity, and humility with every made to order Shea butter cream.
Shuaa Tajammul, Esq is a full-service family law firm.They practice, divorce, custody, guardianships, settlement, mediation, collaborative, and more, in both MD and in DC. In addition, they draft wills, powers of attorney, and medical advance directives in Maryland.
Signature Princess Parties provides customized themed birthday party boxes for young girls.
Their mission is to promote self-esteem, confidence, and cultural awareness to young black and brown girls through the platform of milestone celebrations by using activities to increase sisterhood.
They provide joy, happiness, and excitement in a box for young girls using their three signature themes (Confidence, Self Care, and Self-Awareness). They are the perfect resource for busy parents and caregivers who want a beautiful and stress-free experience at a budget that they can afford. Their expert artistic team creates unique packages that complement the exclusive needs of their clients and create memories.
They want to take the headache of party planning away from you!
The SOAR Community Network, LLC is on a mission to build communities not workforces. They build Compassionate, Cohesive and Collaborative (C3) communities within organizations using behavioral science and talent optimization toolsets. Their C3 Community Framework was designed to help growing organizations improve innovation and drive business results. They do this by mapping strategic direction, optimizing talent and operationalizing values by assessing and restructuring policies, procedures and technology.
They partner with private, public and nonprofit clients who are committed to creating a culture of inclusion, compassion and cohesion because they understand that their employees are people first; human beings who want to contribute their talents and creativity to causes they believe in and missions that matter. Executives and leaders who hire them understand that engaged employees and elevated human beings enhance productivity, drive business results and increase profitability by more than 20%.
Are you looking to set new strategic objectives, create more cohesive, collaborative and effective teams that drive business results? Work with SOAR Community Network, LLC to build your C3 Community today. Your organization will benefit from the results for years to come!
Social Butterfly School teaches communication, social-emotional, and functional living skills to children with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. They do this through their kindergarten readiness, after-school, social skills, summer camp, and virtual social skills programs. They provide virtual and in-person social skills programs for K-12 students available upon request.
STELLALTINAAN is a fashion and sartorial designer, with a main focus in dress making. Their business also makes jewelry, purses, belts, summer sandals, and home decor wall hangings.
STELLALTINAAN is the vision of Naan Pocen, born in Nigeria and trained in Italy. The label was created with a specific focus on fashion and home décor. They pride themselves on creating only limited editions, or one-of-a-kind items. All items are created locally, in Maryland because it is important to them to be a part of reducing our planet’s carbon footprint.
Although they aim to use luxurious and high-quality materials, most of the materials used in their production are locally sourced. Each design is created intentionally to be a conversation piece. Their clothing is strictly made with couture method of dressmaking.
STELLALTINAAN intentionally creates eclectic items with an exotic flare because their creative designer, Naan Pocen borrows ideas, textures and colours from the different cultures she has experienced in her travels. Today Naan Pocen uses all that exposure to create unique items combining color, texture, and comfort.
Sunflower Home Organizer LLC focuses on all their client's home needs. Whether it may be, organizing, downsizing, packing/unpacking, gardening, they have got you covered!
Floralba Camargo, the founder of Sunflower Home Organizer, is very passionate about organization and strives to help people organize their homes because of the positive outcome that it makes in their lives. When organization changed Floralba's life she saw this as an opportunity to start her own business and begin to help others get organized.
Thamee is Washington, DC's only Burmese restaurant, serving elevated presentations of street food and home style meals in a bright, casual environment. Due to COVID-19, they are currently offering pre-orders for pick-up only. Please visit thamee.com/info to learn more.
The Africa Memory Game offers board games, dolls, and children's items that make learning about the African continent fun.
They are passionate about showcasing the beauty of the African continent and spend time selecting and creating learning experiences for all ages.
The business was born from the need to create an educational tool that was fun and easy to help children increase their knowledge of the history, geography, and culture of the different countries in the continent.
They have grown so much over the years and have diversified their products to include games, books, events, toys, and a boutique of clothing and accessories sourced from their partners in Africa.
The Nurturing Way provides nutritional consultations, for prenatal, postpartum, Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Disease and plant based lifestyles. They Offer nutrition courses, nutrition workshops and cooking demos for women and children.
Treats for Eats makes remarkably tasty breads, savory quiches, tarts, muffins, cookies and pies that are vegan, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly. Always made from scratch, you can assure there are no artificial colors or preservatives.
Wax Before The Fire sells candles, room mist, wax melts, moisturizing whipped soaps, and bath salts made to ignite emotions. Each candle is hand poured with bountiful amount of premium fragrance oils and cured for several days before being sold.
Wine Key Experience is a woman-owned small business currently serving the DC, Maryland, Virginia areas. They will create custom packages designed for your specific event, including hospitality staff, mobile bar, drink consultation, as well as glassware, mixers, ice, garnishes and bar equipment.
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Suwachi is an artist, designer, entrepreneur and mother of two cats. Originally from Kyoto Japan, her cross-cultural life and design experience led her to the most recent art project, Wooden Pencil Company. Wooden Pencil Company is a paper-goods company which features her nature inspired illustrations for outdoor enthusiasts.
Yul d’UZ (“yulduz” is “star” in Uzbek) designs women’s outerwear using a traditional, handmade Central Asian material called Ikat. Ikat is a handwoven silk and cotton fabric made by master craftsmen in Uzbekistan in Fergana Valley whose families have employed the same techniques for generations. Ikat is a dyeing technique in which traditional patterns are formed by binding individual threads or bundles of threads (ikat means “to bind” in the Indonesian language) with a tight wrapping to create a desired design. This material is made either from pure silk or from a combination of cotton and silk. The versatile ikat fabrics stay cool in the summer and maintain warmth in the winter. Yulia Semchenko launched her business in the D.C. metro area in 2018. The modern design of Yul d’UZ’s jackets and vests, combined with colors and patterns from the ancient Silk Road, provides women in D.C.’s fast-moving, international environment with the opportunity to be elegant and stylish, while sharing in unique, centuries-old traditions from Central Asia. Yul d’UZ’s clients will know that the coat they are wearing is one of a kind, and will be able to share the history of the material when these bright clothes inevitable cause friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues, and even strangers to stop and admire.
The mission of the Yul d’UZ brand is to create and sell high-quality clothes made of ikat that bring joy and color into its customers everyday life. Yul d’UZ products will make people feel stylish and special while at the same time giving them a sense of the richness of Central Asia’s culture.