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, contributing $800 billion to the U.S. economy. If you run a Hispanic-owned business and are looking for ways to get your name out there, here are six business directories you can join.

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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 Footlocker.

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 over 200 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 they are constantly trying to add to the business directory, so if you create an account, you can request to add your small business.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) was founded in 1979 and is the umbrella organization for over 200 local Hispanic chambers of commerce.

Support Latino Business

Support Latino Business is a movement dedicated to highlighting the contributions of Latinx-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, Facebook group, and an event calendar. The event calendar features marketing events for Hispanic-owned businesses.

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Latin Businesses

Latin Businesses is a nationwide business directory featuring Hispanic 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.

CO— aims to bring you inspiration from leading respected experts. However, before making any business decision, you should consult a professional who can advise you based on your individual situation.

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CO—is committed to helping you start, run and grow your small business. Learn more about the benefits of small business membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, here.

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Published December 15, 2022