Happy Small Business Week! Every year the first week in May is used to celebrate Small Businesses everywhere for the services they offer the community. This year the Small Business Association postponed Small Business Week in light of the Coronavirus. This said we would still like to show our support as need support now more than ever. We especially want to highlight a few women-owned small businesses that make Buffalo so special.
• Ellie Aire Blow Dry Bar
Located at 8212 Main Street in Buffalo, Ellie Aire Blow Dry Bar is here to help you with your hair and other beauty needs. They offer a variety of Blowouts, waxing, makeup, eyelash extensions, and microblading. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, they are temporarily closed but check out their website to learn more or purchase a gift card for a friend. https://www.elleairebuffalo.com/
ShopCraft is a gallery and gift shop that displays and sells the work of over 60 local artists. Their brick and mortar store located in Elmwood village is currently closed due to the Coronavirus, however, their online store is a great place to check out Mother’s day gifts while supporting a local business and local artists.
• Breadhive Bakery
The Breadhive Bakery is located at 402 Connecticut Street. While their storefront is closed, they are still participating in wholesale meaning you can find their products at stores like Lexington Co-op, Farmers & Artisans, and Guercio’s. Additionally, they sell gift cards online. Check out their website to learn more about their mouth-watering creations. http://www.breadhive.com/
Musejar is a dynamic art shop, studio, event space, and haven for creativity located in East Aurora. To adapt to the Coronavirus regulations Muse is offering online classes. This is a wonderful outlet for people to relax and create during a very stressful time for us all. They also have an online shop where you can purchase art supplies to fuel all your creative desires. Check out their website and get creating. https://musejar.com/
• Lash Bar Buffalo
Lash Bar Buffalo is more than just a place to get your lashes done. The team of empowered women believes in empowering women and making sure that their clients leave feeling like their best selves. Lash Bar is located in East Aurora but is currently closed due to the Coronavirus. Support this extraordinary small business by setting up a future appointment, or purchasing a gift card or beauty products on their website. https://www.lashbarbuffalo.com/
• Thin Ice
Thin Ice is a gift shop that sells the work of local and national artists. With over 190 local artists and over 250 artists overall. They are located in the Elmwood Village and currently has an online shop where you can choose from a variety of gifts. Currently, they are offering free curbside pick up or you can have your order shipped to you. Check out their online shop and support local artists and small businesses. https://thiniceonline.com/
• Revolution Indoor Cycling
Revolution Indoor Cycling is a gym that offers classes such as indoor cycling, TRX, treadmill, and strength training classes. They are currently closed because of Coronavirus but as of May 1st began offering classes On-Demand and have digital membership options! Get started with Revolution classes in your own home and get in shape during the quarantine. Check out their website for how to sign up, or to purchase a gift card as well as apparel. https://revolutionbuffalo.com/pricing/
Get out there and support these amazing businesses as well as the many other Buffalo-area small businesses. With many businesses being shut down or having hours cut because of the virus, it is important to support small businesses as they support us.