A Directory of Diverse, Underserved, and Inclusive
Small Biz and Organizations


Why Shop from Diverse and Underserved
Small Businesses?

Launched in November 2021, Small Biz San Antonio is dedicated to amplifying businesses and organizations owned by or supporting historically marginalized people in San Antonio. Here are just a few reasons why this matters:

  • Hispanics accounted for 64% and Black residents accounted for 6.5% of the total population in San Antonio in 2020. Combined, they are the Majority-minority and have been for the past 50 years.

  • Yet, “there were disproportionately low rates of commercial bank lending in neighborhoods with high concentrations of Hispanic and Black residents” according to the San Antonio Small Business Assessment Report of 2020, even when similarly rated as being low credit risk. That's unacceptable.

  • Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Veterans, People of Color, Women, and disAbled entrepreneurs are just a few other underserved communities in San Antonio.

  • For every dollar spent at local small businesses, $0.67 stays in the local community versus $0.45 of every dollar spent at national corporations, big box stores, and fast-food chains. Corporate CEOs don't need our money.

  • The highest job growth in our country comes from small businesses. If they close, they can't hire locals.
    Will you join us in supporting local diverse, underserved, and inclusive Small Biz so that we can work together to create a
    just economy for all in this amazing Compassionate City?

A'Ho! Thank you! ¡Gracias! Danke!

MISSION

To create a network of diverse and inclusive small businesses, organizations, and shoppers that are committed to creating a just economy and a more compassionate community in San Antonio.

VISION

To utilize social entreneurship to create more just economies around the world by uplifting diverse, underserved, and inclusive small biz and organizations, one city at a time.



"We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological, and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community."

Karen Armstrong - Charter for Compassion


Our Featured Biz

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IT Consulting business aimed at helping small businesses affordably secure their networks. If your current IT "situation" is keeping you up at night, we can help. Call us for a free, no-obligation security assessment. (866)294-7481 Visit our Facebook Page


🎖Veteran Owned Biz

Whether it be a brand new website or fixing up your current Squarespace, Wix, etc. We can help!

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🌶 Owned Biz

Core Partners

We are forever grateful to our Core Partners for supporting the creation of this small biz with their encouragement. And a special thank you to SACRD.org for hosting this website at no charge through Dec 31, 2022.


Thank you SACRD.org for all your advice and generous offer to power this site during it's initial phase. We couldn't do this without your help.

Thank you, Women's Business Center, for helping us to get this directory off the ground with new small business advising, free LLC Registration, and more. We are looking forward to our continued partnership!

We are proud of our Partnered Business status with the renowned international organization that is changing the world by spreading compassion: Charter for Compassion.

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