October is Women's Small Business Month - a month to recognize women-owned businesses and the progress of women entrepreneurs.
To celebrate, here are some women-owned businesses you can support this month, and every month, in Flint & Genesee:
A Bit of Earth
Inside the Flint Farmers’ Market, A Bit of Earth has an eclectic mix of whimsical, earth-friendly products.
A Fox International
In Flint, A Fox International is a woman-owned hair salon that specializes in hair loss and restoration. Owner, Angela Fox helps her clients find a new sense of confidence.
Blondie’s Food & Spirits
On Hill Road in Flint Township, Blondie’s Food & Spirits has a unique menu of classic meals and family favorites.
Cork on Saginaw
This downtown Flint wine bar boasts a unique menu and an extensive wine list and an array of craft cocktails.
Comma Bookstore & Social Hub
Off Buckham Alley in downtown Flint, Comma Bookstore & Social Hub is a progressive bookstore rooted in the community of Flint featuring locally made products and artists.
In Goodrich, Cranberries Café is a local favorite with a robust menu and great drink selections.
Drinks of Essence Bartending School
Located in Flint, Drinks of Essence is the first bartending school located in Genesee County and runs a number of classes from cocktail making to professional licenses such as ServSafe.
At the Flint Farmers’ Market, d’Vine Wines is a boutique wine shop specializing in the best Michigan-made wines and beers.
Fenton's Open Book
Fenton's Open Book is a full-service, independent book store that specializes in local authors and Michigan made products and gifts.
Flint City T-Shirts
Flint City T-Shirts offers custom screen printed and embroidered apparel, as well as wide-variety of Flint-themed apparel for sale in store and online.
Located in Flint, Glam Boutique offers clothing, bath and body products and gifts for the women in your life.
Grand Blanc Vendor Market Place
In, Grand Blanc, the marketplace has multiple shops in one place with local artisan goods handmade in the area.
The Iron Grate
Located in downtown Fenton, the Iron Grate has served the area since 1980 providing high-end merchandise and unique gifts.
A premium streetwear brand founded and based in Flint, Kalm Clothing is an online retailer based in the city.
This antique and vintage store owned by Michelle Cardillo currently operates online only but has been part of the Flint community for many years.
Prana Yoga Center
In Grand Blanc, Prana Yoga Center offers various yoga classes from ashtanga to vinyasa and hosts yoga teacher training classes.
On Hill Road in Grand Blanc, RD Boutique is a size-inclusive and women-focused boutique building a community of women who feel good and look good.
Located in the Capitol Theatre building, SHIFT is downtown Flint’s fashion-forward retailer providing items sourced from across the country.
Soriano’s Mexican Kitchen
In downtown Flint, Soriano’s Mexican Kitchen provides authentic Mexican cuisine to the area.
Wears Like New
Wears Like New, located in the Genesee Valley Center, is an upscale consignment shop that offers name-brand designers at a discounted price.
In Fenton, Yesterday’s Treasures is an antique store specializing in costume jewelry, chandeliers and glassware.