Purpose matters, even in business. Whether that’s rooted in why you started your business in the first place or that x-factor that turns first-time visitors into lifelong customers, having a purpose draws a larger, more loyal audience. Why? Because authenticity and intention aren’t as frequently incorporated into the day-to-day experience at many businesses, and when… Read more
We’ve compiled a list of nineteen Black owned businesses that ship nationally just in time for the holidays. Now you can support these amazing businesses from the comfort of your couch. From fresh local spices to organic spa products, there’s something for everyone on your list. This holiday season will be unprecedented in many ways… Read more
In 2006, Sydney Perry was casually baking for just her family and friends. Fast forward almost 15 years later, and Sydney’s Sweets is having its busiest year yet. Born out of a genuine love for baking, Jermaine and Sydney describe their bakery as “a place where sugar and smiles come together to create a truly… Read more
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You’re likely very well acquainted with your home after this year. Between working from home, virtual homeschooling with the kiddos, and limited travel, your home is likely seeing more wear and tear than in years past. One thing we know you’re using more – your pipes and plumbing! Typically, when something goes awry you’re caught trying… Read more
During the fall holidays, the Yelp offices come together to give back to our communities. Although we’re not able to volunteer or collect non-perishable food in person this year, we wanted to create a way to celebrate together. These three recipes are a sampling of the Yelp Employee Cookbook, a selection of recipes from Yelp… Read more
The Coronavirus pandemic has introduced a glaring spotlight on the importance of cleaning and disinfection. Consumers who didn’t previously pay much attention are now wiping down groceries, counting to twenty when washing their hands, and factoring in a business’s cleanliness—as much as their products—when making a purchasing decision. Since the onset of COVID, over two-thirds… Read more
‘Tis the shopping season! It’s always important to shop local, but especially now. According to Yelp, 60% of businesses that closed during the pandemic will stay shut permanently, with minority owners being some of the hardest hit. With this in mind, we’re highlighting the stories behind just a few of the unique, hyperlocal, minority-owned businesses here… Read more