The Black-Owned Businesses in Nashville To Know

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Photo: our first Urbaanite local business shoot with Paperkuts

Our curated guide to the local, black owned businesses to know in Nashville. Discover, support and experience Nashville.

HOME + ESSENTIALS 

dry cleaning services  Music City Cleaners

in-home childcare services Nurturers of Nashville

HAIR + BEAUTY

natural hair services from Natural Awakenings

hair services from Luxe Salon

candles and soaps from Kiia Bath & Body

oils and fragrances from Hunnee Bz

all-natural body care and essentials from Essentials by Brittani

hair services from Shearluxe Salon

esthetics and day spa services from Esthetics by P. Brown

natural body care from Lashae’s Natural Body Care

APPAREL

t-shirt line and clothing apparel from Live Above

luxury consignment pieces from Leisure & Labels

shoes from JazzyNash Mobile Shoetique

bowties and neckwear from Windsor Neckties

HBCU apparel from College Crib

ACCESSORIES + GIFTS

custom made jewelry from Clemmie Jewelry

stationery, cute gifts paperKuts Studio

calligraphy and engraving from Calligraphy by Barbara

artisanal handmade clothing + jewelry boutique Artaya Loka

handcrafted all natural based candles Clarity

tea from The Oatstraw Tea Company

afrocentric books, apparel and gifts Alkebu-Lan Images

FOOD 

gourmet popcorn Kernels Gourmet Popcorn

cotton candy Ivory Cotton Bar

gourmet popcorn Cajun Pop by Kinimi Kitchen

See our guide to Black Owned Restaurants To Know

ART

original illustrations and art from Poetically Illustrated

custom art, apparel and home decor Preston Mitchell

original art from Micheal McBride

original prints from XPAYN

art gallery and framing from Woodcuts

MEMORIES + PHOTOGRAPHY

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

photo booth rentals from Go Bonanza

holiday, portrait and wedding sessions from Roland’s 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

 

EXPERIENCES

black history tours of Nashville United Street Tours

in-home sip and paint parties The Moving Canvas

African-American themed Nashville tours Soul of America

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43 Comments

  • 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

  • I am small business owner in the Merchant Processing genre. I am wanting to network with small to medium size minority own businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. How can I share with you my business information on this site to share with them?

  • Hi, I own Glitter Lips USA (based in Nashville, TN) and I’m the North American Distributor for Beauty BLVD, a UK based beauty product company. Our most popular product is Glitter Lips, which is a Drink, Kiss, and Party proof lip color that lasts at least 8 hours. We also carry a Shimmering, Vegan Lip Gloss and Eye, Neck, and Lip Masks, among other products. I also offer Retail opportunities for salons, boutiques, and individuals. Please check out our products: http://www.glitterlipsusa.com or contact me for more information.

  • Hello Ashley,

    This is a great platform, I would love to be part of the Urbaanite community. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist located here in Nashville, looking to serve our community and work towards breaking the stigma of therapy.

  • I love this site. There’s a challenge to buy black for a week. This makes it a lot easier because I didn’t know some of these business were black owned..

    Also, I like to know how I can get my company added to the list. You may have heard of Jester Arts. http://Www.JesterArts615.coM is black owned and has been creating for the city and other states since 2009. I’m sure you’ve seen something we’ve created. Keep doing your thing Queen.

  • This is awesome!!! Do you have any information on Black Interior Designers in the Nashville area? It’s very hard to find on line.

    • Hey Sabrina! Thanks for the kind words and we currently do not know any but are seeking to find out. We will be in touch!

  • Have you heard of Birth Manifest? It is a black-owned company that provides the full spectrum of doula services for expectant mothers and their families. It was also launched during the COVID pandemic. The founder is Tanzye Hill and the website has her contact information. (https://www.birthmanifesta.com/ ) I think the business would be a great addition here!

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