7 Black-owned service and product businesses in North County

Innovate78 supports the business ecosystem of the 78 Corridor by further elevating North County San Diego’s reputation and assisting businesses as they evolve. Our multi-city partnership furthers innovation with a shared vision to boost economic prosperity.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission every day of the year. To champion this work, we’re excited to celebrate Black History Month by sharing some of North County’s very own Black-owned small businesses.

Last up in this two part blog series, we’re spotlighting product and service-based companies along the 78 Corridor. Whether you’re in need of a haircut or professional business consulting, you can have all your service needs met with this can’t-miss list of North County businesses.  

Pearline’s Apothecary, Escondido

Nourish your skin with Pearline’s plant-based skin care products. Derived from all natural ingredients, their products cater to a variety of skin needs including balancing moisture levels, clarifying acne, fighting inflammation and promoting skin generation. Shop their soaps, shampoo bars, clay bars and more on their website.

Creative Stylz, Oceanside

This old school barber shop with a modern twist will surely leave you looking your best. This business is a barber shop and beauty salon all in one—offering children’s and women’s haircuts, fades, African braids, brow design and more. Make an appointment with one of their experienced barbers here.

Au Technology Solutions, Carlsbad

This proudly Veteran-owned business is known for their fast, knowledgeable and affordable service. CEO Kevin Clemons offers excellent and speedy tech support through an array of services including virus removal, tune-ups, computer customizations, network setup, repairs, data recovery and website services. Au Technology Solutions even offers computer drop-off services to their store with a free diagnosis. 

Pacific Metal Products, San Marcos

Organized in 2000 with over 30 years of combined sheet metal and machining experience, Pacific Metal Products provides the community with dedicated and detailed services tailored specifically to the needs of each client. Subscribe to their mailing list to receive specials, sales and upcoming events. Better yet, you can visit founder Terry McCauley and his team in San Marcos for all of your sheet metal and machining needs. 

ESAR Studios, Vista

Elias Acosta owns ESAR Studios, a cinema production company located inside FilmHub’s Vista location. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Elias brings 30 years of international industry expertise and is motivated by his love of cinema. ESAR Studios films virtual sets, live-action capture, commercials, sci-fi film productions and more.

Whyzze, Carlsbad

Need an actionable business strategy? Whyzze is here to guide entrepreneurs and business owners to start, grow and scale their businesses. Founder Misti Cain empowers leaders by giving them the tools they need to manage a profitable business. Whyzze offers organizational, marketing, workshop and culture help through customized client consulting services. Get in touch with Misti and her team for your personalized plan here.

North County Janitorial Supply, Vista

Owner Joey Pope has been providing clients in North County with exceptional cleaning supplies for over 40 years. The company offers wholesale cleaning products for sale including carpet and rug cleaning equipment. Pay them a visit for all of your cleaning supply needs at 147 E Broadway, Vista CA 92084.

Innovate78 is proud to support and celebrate our local Black-owned businesses in North County. Visit their pages to explore their products and services, join their mailing lists to stay informed or share their businesses on social media.

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