Here at Orlando Mom Collective we love spotlighting local women in business who are doing amazing things for the community. Here in the greater Orlando area, we have women-owned businesses that are making amazing strides in our creative community. These women are running businesses that feature creative outlets, from dance to homemade soap our list of 7 amazing women run businesses is sure to introduce you to something new!
7 Creative Women-Owned Businesses In The Orlando Area:
Contributor Frances started Crafty Franny in 2016 and has evolved and changed throughout the years. But if something has remained the same, is that it’s still a one woman operation. Currently, she is taking limited amounts of orders for baby gifts such as blankets, name pillows, rompers and other custom items. She also provides hemming and alteration services to her neighbors in Avalon Park. If you are looking to learn how to sew, you can also take a private sewing lesson with her at the Avalon Park Arts and Culture Center.
Run our very own, Christina, Gotta Dance opened their doors in East Orlando in 1997 and has been serving the Orlando community since! At Gotta Dance, their passion is sharing the art of dance with the next generation. They have a beautiful new studio in Avalon Park in the Timber Springs Shopping Center, which is their 6th location in East Orlando since they opened their doors! Feel free to set up a tour of the studio, or sign up for a free trial class! Gotta Eat, Gotta Sleep, Gotta Dance!
Da Jen Eats
I fell in love with DaJen Eats at first taste. The fabulous and Jamaican-born chef that is Jenn Ross puts her soul into her vegan cuisine. I’m not a vegan but would easily become one if it meant eating her cooking every day. Not only does DaJen deliver meals in the Orlando area (which would make the PERFECT gift for a pregnant or postpartum mama) but they also host classes and lessons. That’s right! Get your kid’s team or playgroup together for a fun night of cooking and exploring delicious meals.
Naked Bar Soap Company
Natasha and Jennifer became my mama besties the second I met them. I have never so quickly bonded with two mamas. Located in the College Park area this soaperie makes for a fun mother and daughter experience. But hey – the guys are welcome to come by, too. In addition to purchasing homemade and decadent soaps, scrubs and masks crafted with the finest ingredients, these ladies also regularly host soap making classes!
Gourmet cupcakes with the BEST buttercream frosting that I’ve ever had? Well, that’s at B Cupcakes. With two locations, this cupcake shop has staple cupcakes that I can’t get enough of. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better Red Velvet cupcake. There’s also $2 Tuesday which means you can treat the kids, your coworkers, or you know…eat them in the closet by yourself. I won’t judge you, girl.
Glamour Kids Mobile Braiding
Mamas of little girls and boys who have curly and kinky hair know the craziness that comes with maintaining that hair. Going to a hair salon isn’t always ideal either because uh…life. Insert Glamour Kids Mobile Braiding. I haven’t personally used Shauna’s services but she may very well be around our house this summer. Shauna will travel to your house and wash, style and nourish your child’s hair. She also hosts classes for mamas like me who are still struggling in the cornrowing department.
Extreme Youth Sports
Where are you, Lake Mary? Looking for an after school program and summer camp with a unique twist? Extreme Youth Sports has a strong emphasis on physical activity and they offer a variety of activities for school-aged children. With a large facility and a focus in providing activities that keep kids moving, I am hoping that that these folx plant locations all around the Central Florida area.
First published 2014, updated 3/2024