Hispanic woman wearing an apron inside a bakery.
Joining a business directory is an effective way to essentially market your business, raising your chances of getting your business's name seen by more potential customers. — Getty Images/Peathegee Inc

According to the SBA, nearly one in four new businesses are Hispanic-owned. These enterprises contribute an estimated $800 billion a year to the U.S. economy, which points to both the economic power of the Hispanic community and the growing diversity of American entrepreneurs.

For Hispanic entrepreneurs, joining a dedicated business directory can be a great way to forge connections within the Hispanic-owned business community and access greater resources than they might find on their own. Whether you're launching a startup or managing an established enterprise, these 11 directories for Hispanic-owned businesses can provide valuable resources and connections to help your company thrive.

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Shop Latinx

If you design and sell accessories, apparel, or beauty products, you might consider joining Shop Latinx. It’s a curated online marketplace for Latinx brands and consumers. The site has experienced considerable growth since it was founded in 2016, forming partnerships with companies like Nike and Foot Locker.

Shop Latinx currently features over 200 brands and has an engaged community of over 100,000 people. If you’re interested in being featured on the marketplace, you can contact hello@shoplatinx.com with more details about your company.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) was founded in 1979 and is the umbrella organization for local Hispanic chambers of commerce. The USHCC offers numerous resources for Hispanic-owned businesses, including a business directory.

If you join as a Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE), you’ll have increased contracting opportunities with the federal government and many Fortune 1000 companies. You’ll also have access to programs and initiatives designed to strengthen Hispanic-owned businesses.

There are three different membership levels — Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Leader — and the membership fees range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. But every member receives automatic placement in the USHCC supplier diversity referral database.

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Intentionalist

Intentionalist is a site dedicated to making it easier for individuals to find and support small businesses and diverse communities. It was founded on the belief that where you spend your money matters, and the site makes it easier to find businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ-identifying people, families, and disabled people.

While Intentionalist isn’t solely focused on Hispanic-owned businesses, it does have a page featuring Latino-owned companies. And the organization is constantly trying to add to the business directory, so if you create an account, you can request to add your small business.

Support Latino Business

Support Latino Business is a movement dedicated to highlighting the contributions of Latino-owned businesses. The Latinx community is creating businesses at a higher rate than any other demographic, but they often lack access to funding and other necessary resources.

Support Latino Business provides numerous resources to Latinx businesses, including:

  • A comprehensive business directory.
  • A National Day of Action.
  • Resources, tools, and opportunities for Latinx businesses.
  • A daily spotlight on different Latinx businesses.

To get involved, you can join the SLB business network and add your business listing to the site. You can also nominate another Latinx business to be highlighted on the site.

HispanicYa!

HispanicYa! is a business and events directory, and it features numerous resources for Hispanic-owned businesses. You can submit your listing for free if you’re interested in having your business information listed on the site.

HispanicYa! also provides other resources for business owners, including a LinkedIn networking group, a Facebook group, and an event calendar. The event calendar features marketing events for Hispanic-owned businesses.

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Since 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is a leading corporate advocacy organization and represents 14 Hispanic organizations in America and Puerto Rico.

Latin Businesses

Latin Businesses is a nationwide business directory featuring Hispanic-owned businesses in dozens of different categories. Of all the business directories on this list, Latin Businesses is probably the easiest and most intuitive to search and find relevant companies. Users can search for businesses near them and leave reviews about their experience.

If you’re interested in listing your business, you can set up a free account and claim your business listing. You can edit any information on your business profile, including the address, phone number, and contact information.

#WeAllGrow Latina

#WeAllGrow Latina is a unique platform that showcases a diverse range of talents, products, businesses, and services within the Latinx community. #WeAllGrow Latina’s small business directory allows users to explore purpose-driven Latine experts, build a strong team, or support Latinx products while also contributing to the community.

Initially created as a system of Latina content creators and bloggers dedicated to boosting Latinas’ voices and stories, today #WeAllGrow Latina has grown into a leading media and lifestyle brand. The business aims to inspire, empower, and celebrate Latinas to drive social and economic impact in and outside of the United States.

Hispanic Association of Small Businesses

In 2014, the Hispanic Association of Small Businesses (HASB) began as a nonprofit organization with a mission to support Hispanic- and minority-owned businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. The association provides amenities like educational materials and business workshops to help with success rates. HASB also advocates for disadvantaged small businesses to put an end to discrimination, promote economic growth, and improve the overall quality of communities and their local economies.

HASB offers services either free of charge or at a minimal cost to support local business owners. By becoming a member, donor, or sponsor, you gain access to perks like networking, business promotions, and various workshops, such as remedial English development, business education, and media marketing. Multicultural events and scholarship applications are also available to promote and empower businesses in the community.

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

Since 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is a leading corporate advocacy organization and represents 14 Hispanic organizations in America and Puerto Rico. The nonprofit aims to promote Hispanic inclusion through leadership programs, research, public awareness, and more.

Becoming a corporate member at the HACR offers companies the opportunity to join a network of Fortune 500 companies dedicated to advancing Hispanic businesses. HACR offers three tiers of membership, including Vanguardia, Associate, and Generations, and offers benefits like access to 14 of the most influential national Hispanic organizations, a credible endorsement, an opportunity to network with leaders, and more.

Women and Minority Owned Business

Women and Minority Owned Business is a completely free directory listing service that aims to support its namesake. By listing your business, you can gain revenue and exposure in the community. Through optimization, advertising, and partnerships, the site aims to increase organic traffic and consumer awareness to benefit each business’s sales and growth.

The directory also offers free resources, such as small business mentoring and grants and loans — specifically designed to support Black, Latinx, female, veteran, and disadvantaged businesses.

Dunsguide

An advanced B2B search engine that caters to Latin American businesses, Dunsguide — by CIAL Dun & Bradstreet — offers information on over 12 million companies across the region. With its “D-U-N-S” Registered Seal, the platform provides business credibility and trustworthy partners. Dunsguide features customizable business profiles, graphic representations of data, and advertising packages, ensuring informed decisions and successful partnerships.

Part of the company’s extensive worldwide network, Dunsguide’s robust database and credit data from different sources contribute to the long-term economic success of Latinx American businesses — all supported by a passionate team dedicated to growth and global success. You can join the network by choosing from three different plan options, which range from $49 to $199 per month.

This story was originally written by Jamie Johnson.

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