2020 was a tough year for everyone especially for small businesses so we want to start off 2021 on a positive note. 104.3MYfm and Valentine in the morning want to shine a light on local small businesses! So many helped us through the past year, and really need our support in the new year...We will be highlighting 21 Small Businesses You Need to Know in 2021. If you want to nominate your small business OR a small business you love that should get some extra love, you can nominate here!
Location: 17517 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344
This is by far one of the best bakeries I have ever been to, and they have the most amazing croissants and breads. Each pastry is crafted beautifully and you can tell that time and love is poured into their products. I think supporting small businesses is extremely important right now, and I would love to see this family owned business recognized for how great they are.
Location: 2575 Chino Hills Pkwy Suite E, Chino Hills, CA 91709
We are a small Bike Shop, we are passionate cyclist and love bring people together through cycling. We offer all types of services for all types of bikes, from installing new tubes to building and fixing High End Bikes.
The Original Pancake House Placentia
Location: 1454 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia, CA 92870
Our business has been around the Orange County area for over 50 years. We are a small family owned business. We have generations of loyal customers who we treat as our family. We are a breakfast restaurant featuring specialty pancakes, crepes, waffles and French Rolled Omelets. And our bacon is the BEST around. Nice thick slices of pure heaven!
Location: 5629 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Two Angeleno brother owners who have lost nearly 50% of revenue have still managed to support local foundations feeding low income families. They have always made you feel like family when you come serving you delicious breakfast and coffee.
West End Sweat
West End Sweat provides online fitness classes and online private personal training that incorporates all types of fitness needs for all levels. It’s been REALLY helpful during this pandemic with staying active while at home and keeping mentally fit as well. Natalie is a great source of positive energy and her workouts are tough, but fun. She does barre classes, personal training sessions, easy to follow dances to musicals and more!
Once Upon A Time Children's Bookstore
Location: 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
This is the oldest Children's Bookstore in the US! The owners are the loveliest people. They know every single book in their store and can tell you anything you would like to know. When you step into the store you already feel like in a different world. A beautiful world of books.
Jav's BBQ Co.
Location: 500 S Anaheim Blvd #D, Anaheim, CA 92805
This amazing restaurant loves its community, they donate food and time to give back to first responders all the time. The food is amazing especially their pulled pork nachos and brisket French fries! Javier, the owner is very kind and that makes people want to come back. Hands down best BBQ in Orange County! A must to try.
Tinkering Toddler Crates
Tinkering Toddler Crates are activity boxes for children ages three to five that include all the materials needed to do educational and play based activities that are hands-on and get kids off of screens! Created by a teacher and mom.
Bricks and Minifigs Anaheim
Location: 1105 S Euclid St B, Fullerton, CA 92832
Bricks and Minifigs Anaheim is a used LEGO store in Fullerton. They sell new, used, and retired sets plus TONS of LEGO Minifigures from all LEGO genres. The owners Nancy and Ginna are amazing. Throughout the pandemic, Nancy would FaceTime with my son so he could pick out minifigures to earn for completing his school work. You feel like family when you shop there!
Henry’s Bar and Grill
Location: 10549 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
The owners and staff at this special spot make you feel the love! Everyone is welcome and appreciated. Don't miss out on the wings and burgers. Food is cooked to order with quality ingredients and delicious recipes. They are always offering a deal and a special feature. Fresh beers on tap and a large selection of your favorite seltzers. Don't sleep on your chance to be part of this place that turns strangers into friends and friends into family. Please check out the heart of Garden Grove, the one and only HENRY'S!
Fine Feathers Kombucha
Location: 2296 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90806
They're an organic, green-certified, small batch kombucha brewery and taproom. It's owned by a local Korean couple that saved/purchased the business from going under during the pandemic just because they loved the taste of the kombucha so much. It's such a cute space, with amazing tasting kombucha (doesn't taste funky like most of them).
OC Hair Recovery Studio
Location: 7092 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
The owner operator of OC Hair Recovery Studio, Kristina, provides a safe, warm, caring, confidential and knowledgeable environment customized for those experiencing hair loss which can be caused by stress, chemotherapy or other factors. She personally knows the emotional, physically and psychologically damage hair loss has on us and has made it her life’s mission to help other who are experiencing hair loss. She is extremely personable and equally talented! Her years of experience and expertise is priceless. Kristina will custom cut purchased hair and she offers customized coloring which make the pieces literally undetectable. She’s a hidden treasure!
The Resiliency Shoppe
Location: Sherman Oaks
This is a private practice started by two Latinas, both single working moms, who want to reduce stigma around mental health, particularly in communities of color. They are just beginning their journey but hope to help people through healing and empowerment. Both are skilled therapists and aim to help anyone who is seeking a holistic approach to therapy- working with mind, body and spirit.
Renzo's Taste Of Peru
Location: 24354 Muirlands Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Renzo's food is TRULY Peruvian food. BEST Peruvian restaurant in SOCAL for sure! You won't be disappointed and yes, you'll comeback because you'll definitely want more! Please go and support him, follow him on Instagram and show some love! You'll see pics of all the amazing food he cooks!
Luna’s Paw Shop
As a stay at home mom and a first time dog owner I feel pets deserve to have their own wardrobe too. I started making handmade dog bandanas as a way to highlight the one family member that loves you unconditionally no matter what and during these hard times pets have kept their owners’ company to make it through every single day. It has always been my dream to be able to work from home and be able to provide for my family.
The Flower by Yoori
Location: 210 N Western Ave UNIT 107, Los Angeles, CA 90004
She is the most hardworking, caring florist I have ever met. She enlightens people's lives with her fantastic flower decorations. Since COVID 19, she is having difficulty running the business, but still very firm and brave to try something new. She deserves this highlight, so more people will get to know her and her work.
Ronnie M Layering Bar
Location: 206 W. Bonita Ave. Unit G Claremont, CA 91711
Ronnie’s shop is full of beautiful handmade items. She empowers women, guides meditations and promotes spiritual connection. She is so much more than a shop she is someone who unites people and promotes the commUNITY
Location: 4137 Norse Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
This small business is started and run by two brothers. Proper’s Pickles are unique as they are made using Persian cucumbers. They started in 2014 making pickles for friends then moved on to selling in a local Long Beach farmers market. The brothers have worked hard to take what started as a hobby to a promising small business selling their award winning pickles in select stores starting in Southern California. They use only fresh products and are all packed by hand. Their motto: We make a Proper Pickle
Madison Rose Bakery
Location: No storefront, but delivers around Santa Clarita
It's really hard to find gluten free desserts that actually taste good. She creates vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options that look and taste like THE REAL THING!
Tony’s Mexican Grill
Location: 12910 W Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
They serve healthy, fresh Mexican food with options for everyone.
Location: 24331 Main St, Newhall, CA 91321
Carlos is the owner. Always smiling, happy, and willing to help. A true family-owned small business. They have the very best selection of soccer gear and customer service like no other. They give discounts to club players and coaches.