45+ Black-Owned Businesses in Nashville To Know


Our look at the locally, black owned businesses to know in Nashville.



dry cleaning services and more from Music City Cleaners

stationery, cute gifts and more from paperKuts Studio


natural hair services from Natural Awakenings

hair services from Luxe Salon

candles and soaps from Kiia Bath & Body

handmade soaps from Willow and William Essentials

oils and fragrances from Hunnee Bz

hair services from Bella Chic Salon

hair services from Shearluxe Salon

hair services from Blessed Effects


t-shirt line and clothing apparel from Appealed Design

custom made jewelry from Clemmie Jewelry

luxury consignment pieces from Leisure & Labels

shoes from JazzyNash Mobile Shoetique

bowties and neckwear from Windsor Neckties

clutches, jewelry and accessories from Everything Will Be Cute

children’s clothing from Dumpling Design

HBCU apparel from College Crib


Kernels Gourmet Popcorn

Chef Batts Catering + Cookies by Keith

Connie Cakes

The Cupcake Collection

Garden Brunch Cafe

Shortcakes Cakery + Cafe

Sinema Nashville

The Southern V

The Peach Cobbler Factory

Taste of Perfection


Your Burger


original illustrations and art from Poetically Illustrated

hand-painted backpacks from Tatpack

black art and books from Alkebulan Bookstore

gallery and original art from Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge + Gallery

original art from Micheal McBride

original prints from XPAYNE

art gallery and framing from Woodcuts


Most of us don’t make time or the investment in professional photos so photo sessions make great gifts for families, singles & engaged couples

holiday, portrait and wedding sessions from Roland’s Photography

holiday, family and wedding sessions from CJ Wells Photography

holiday, family and wedding session from Jonathan Snorten Photography

holiday, family, wedding and portrait sessions from Elle Danielle Photography

holiday, family and wedding sessions from Sean Ponder Photography



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  • Hey Kieta!
    Thanks for your interest in Urbaanite. Membership will be re-opening soon and I would love to send you information with next steps. I will shoot over info using the contact email on your website (nice site by the way:).

  • Hello. I think it’s awesome!!! I’m Evangelist Darlene Hannah and I’ve been in business for 12 years.

    I’m the Creative Genius-Owner Operator of Jehovah Jireh’s Bakery and Catering Service and Total Wedding Solutions in Nashville, TN. plus we travel.

    I wish I had known about this sooner because I would have loved for my business to be in here!!!

    • Awesome and glad you found us!! Please shoot over your website and email via our contact form as I would love to send you info on how to add your business to Urbaanite.

  • How did Woodcuts not make the list? How about getting life insurance as a gift? How about encouraging them to buy their kids one share of stock? Just a few ideas……

    • Thanks for the ideas and definitely something to consider in the future. We will also make sure to get Woodcuts added to the list!

  • Greetings,

    I live in Clarksville TN, but I am thrilled to see so many African Americans controlling their future through entrepreneurship. We own and operate the only black owned hand blended gourmet tea company in the South. Our business Natural Choices Botanica is a full service holistic health & wellness based business specializing in all natural products & services. 615.499.6849. Thank you for your time and your talents!

    • Thanks and very cool, I am actually a tea drinker:)!! Feel free to shoot over your website and email for me to check out and provide additional info on adding your business to the guide.

  • Hi, my name is April Moncrief and I’m an author and entrepreneur. I currently live in Nashville, well, Springhill (Tennessee), been here about 2 1/2 years and the entire city is definitely growing on me. I have just written and self published my first Novel entitled, “How My Divorce Saved My Marriage”. I would love to be apart of Urbanite community! Please check out my website @ AprilTMoncrief.com. You can also contact me at: amoncrief75@hotmail.com. Thank you so much for this Amazing site bringing African American entrepreneurs together!

    • Awesome, so happy you found us and looking forward to checking out your site.

      You should also receive an email with next steps on adding your business to the guide.

  • As a Black Local Business Owner (3xs over), I love this and would also love your support! I own Divine Interventions Beauty Emporium where I offer Haircare, Haircare Products, Skincare, Color Cosmetics, Fragrance, Jewelry and a Grateful Heart! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving and Safe Holiday Season!

  • My husband and I own a Mortgage company (13 years) and an Insurance company – Allstate (13 years). We love the idea of marketing to our community. Our businesses have thrived from 95% of our business comeing from OUR community. Please send me information on how to advertise on your site

    • Hey Juanita!
      Thanks so much for reaching out and congrats on your business longevity. I would love to connect you to our growing Urbaanite community and will shoot over our package information to the email associated with your comment. Look out for it soon.

  • Hello! I am the owner of One Drop Ink Tattoo. We are Middle Tennessee’s first and only black owned and operated tattoo shop and fine art studio gallery with award winning artists! We are located across from TSU right off historic Jefferson Street and specialize in every skin tone and every style. We offer piercings and soon lashes and other beauty services as well. We are a part of the Jefferson street art crawl And I am also on Season 8 Inkmaster. We would love to be included in your list of black art and culture. Please check out our Instagram @onedropink and our website http://www.onedropink.com

    • That is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing and we actually stopped through briefly when we checked out the art crawl last month. Please look out for an email in the next day or so with details on being featured.

  • Just started a financial planning practice with Capital financial group. Looking to get involved with other African American business owners to share ideas..encourage and show my support!

    • Hi Tacarra!
      Thanks for reaching and congrats on the new biz. You can get started by signing up for our newsletter and sharing your favorite Urbaanite posts on your Facebook or Instagram. We have some great things in store and will be making those announcments via our weekly newsletter, so stay tuned.

  • What about Little’s Fish Market in Germantown? I believe it’s in it’s third generation and is a local treasure.

  • Great list, thank you! Does anyone have recommendations for black-owned general contacting firms that do residential renovation?

  • I would like everyone to know about black owned business that’s been flying under the radar for about a year, Drystar Laundry and Dry Cleaning. They’ve been featured in the news and have grown very fast!!

    • Hey Beverly!
      Not sure how we missed your question and yes, Martin Home Improvement, 615-243-7735 and Robert Turner, 615-429-3599. Hope this helps!

  • Hello,

    I think this is a great post; I’ve visited multiple businesses listed. I was wondering have you ever thought about doing an updated version to highlighted the new businesses that have emerged since 2015. If so, how can I get my business highlighted? Thank you

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