Support these Memphis Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Grit and Grind is a mantra here. Across the city, passionate Memphians are working hard to showcase their skills and abilities through small business ventures. Here’s an ever growing list of local services and products to support.

 

This guide is meant to reflect the smaller unknown businesses, the pop-up creatives or Instagram stores. If you fall under that category, send us an email at [email protected] to be added to this list.

woman poses behind table of her vendor shop of jewelry and clothes
Alex Shansky

DIRECTORY:

ARTWORK:

DEVIN CULPEPPER: Turn your favorite photo of your fur baby into an original painting or print. Devin Culpepper creates pet portraits. Check out her Instagram or Etsy store.

HEATHER HOWLE: For those looking for something local but extremely unique. Check out her dreamy acrylic and collage on canvas work. Here's her Instagram.

 

 

BAKED GOODS:

GEEKS & TREATS BAKERY: Memphis-based cake decorator going on 5 years. Cakes are colorful and fun. Check them out here.

DANCE LIKE A CUPCAKE: This vegan home-based bakery specializes in cupcakes, jumbo cookies, and more. Impressively, the owner is only 17 years old. Check her out here.

BEAUTY:

OH SWEETS! SKINCARE: Skincare = self love. This skincare shop makes natural body butters, scrubs, oils and more. Visit their Instagram here.

CANDLES:

NEW HARBERT CANDLES: Home smelling meh lately? This shop has handpoured candles and linen sprays. Visit their Instagram or website.

BELLA CANDLES: This candle shop uses decadent scents. Smell good, feel good with this shop two which donates to two non-profits. Visit their Instagram or website.

CLOTHING/JEWELRY:

INKWELL THREADS: "A shop for people who love a good story." Inkwell Threads is a book lover's dream store with largely book themed clothing featuring a variety of fun and witty shirts to choose from. Visit their Instagram or Etsy store.

SNH LINKED: Permanent jewelry offered in 14k gold, gold filled, and sterling silver. You can have custom bracelets, necklaces, rings, and anklets in all different varieties and styles. Check it all out here.

CARA'S COLLECTION BLING AND DESIGN SHOP: This blinded-out shop specializes in bedazzled and custom apparel (from shoes to graduation caps) as well as many other items. Currently only sold items online and at pop up events. Check her out on Instagram.

 

EXPERIENCES:

A TOUR OF POSSIBILITIES: This tour offers African American historical and cultural tours of Memphis. Book your tour here. 

HOME DECOR:

DA RUG MANE: Specializes in custom handmade rugs that range from 2FT x 2FT to 5FT x 5FT. Peruse their Instagram page here to see past orders. We didn’t know rugs could look so cool.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PARTY AND EVENT SERVICES:

POP CULTURE: These days no party or celebration is complete without a balloon arch. Pop Culture does balloon and streamer installations for all sorts of events. Here's their Instagram.

THE TRAILING TAP: Elevate any celebration with this mobile bar that doubles as a photo booth. Made out of a renovated vintage camper, The Trailing Tap has three taps to provide beverages with. Check out their Instagram for more.

TRESURE EVENTS LLC: Planning an event and don't know where to begin? TreSure Events LLC  is who you contact when you don't know where to start or how much things will cost and you simply do not have the time to do the research of it all and put the details together. More details on her Instagram page.

market shop set up at Cooper young festival where people are shopping
Alex Shansky
Cooper Young Festival

POP-UP MARKETS:

Another great way to support smaller businesses and creators in Memphis is to hit a pop-up market or one of the many festivals happening each month.

Pop-up markets to check out:
Mint Cream Market
Creepville Market
Arrow Creative

Arrow Creative also has an Arrow Marketplace store (653 Philadelphia St.) that features 80+ local creatives. Shop from artwork, jewelry, apparel, bath & body, home goods, and more. The store is open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shop the collection online here.

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