Online Communities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Entrepreneurs

Online Communities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs trying to grow their businesses need spaces to promote their products, resources to learn best practices, and a strong community of people with shared experiences. Knowing this, Deaf entrepreneurs have established different online groups to meet each of these needs, creating more opportunities to support the Deaf Ecosystem nationwide. To make it easier to find these groups, we compiled a list of 23 online networking and promotional groups for Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) entrepreneurs that may be helpful for you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Please note, many of these groups are private, safe spaces for their members. We ask that you respect the purpose and rules of each group when deciding whether or not to join.

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Arizona Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

Arizona Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the Arizona Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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California Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

California Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the California Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Deaf BIPOC Womxn Entrepreneurs

Purpose: Support and Networking

This private Facebook group is a space for Deaf BIPOC womxn entrepreneurs to share their experiences and support each other on their entrepreneurial journeys. In addition to being a space to build relationships, the admins of Deaf BIPOC Womxn Entrepreneurs share live trainings and tips that members can use to grow their businesses.

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Deaf Business Owners (Facebook)

Purpose: Support and Networking

The goal of the Deaf Business Owners Facebook group is to connect Deaf business owners across the United States. The focus is less on promoting products and services, and more on supporting fellow business owners and entrepreneurs by sharing resources and tips.

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Deaf Business Owners (LinkedIn)

Purpose: Support and Networking

The purpose of the Deaf Business Owners LinkedIn group is to build a network of D/HH business owners. Members are encouraged to share their experiences and resources with the intention of educating fellow entrepreneurs.

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Deaf Businesses and Orgs

Purpose: Promotion

CSD Social Venture Fund’s growing D/HH-Led Businesses and Organizations Twitter list compiles tweets from each listed business into one place. This is a great space to see real-time updates of what each business owner is up to, what they’re working on, or what they’re promoting.

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Deaf Business Yellow Page

Purpose: Directory and Promotion

The Deaf Business Yellow Page group is a directory of Deaf-led businesses. Business owners in the United States and Canada can share their business information and special promotions for community members to see and take advantage of.

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Deaf Christian Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Purpose: Support, Networking, and Promotion

The Deaf Christian Business Owners and Entrepreneurs public page was created to provide a space for Christians to learn about and support Deaf Christian businesses. Additionally, this group serves as a space for fellow Deaf Christian entrepreneurs to connect with each other.

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Deaf Community Online Business

Purpose: Promotion

The Deaf Community Online Business group is a marketplace for entrepreneurs to share their products and services with people interested in supporting D/HH-led businesses.

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Deaf Entrepreneurs

Purpose: Support and Networking

Deaf Entrepreneurs is a public Facebook group for Deaf entrepreneurs to share resources and tips that have helped them along their journey. Business owners are also welcome to promote their own products and services.

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Deaf/Hearing Business Owner Vendors

Purpose: Support, Networking, and Promotion

Deaf/Hearing Business Owner Vendors is a relatively new group created to give Deaf and hearing business owners a space to share their products, connect with each other, share resources, and learn from one another.  

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Deaf Owned/Operated Service Providers

Purpose: Support, Networking, and Promotion

Deaf Owned/Operated Service Providers is a public group geared towards Deaf business owners that work in interpreting, captioning, and VRI. This group provides mentorship and guidance business owners can use to improve their consumers experiences. 

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Deaf Small Biz Bazaar

Purpose: Promotion

Deaf Small Biz Bazaar is a private group that serves as an online marketplace for Deaf and hard-of-hearing businesses. D/HH entrepreneurs and business owners can post their sales, products, and business information for other D/HH entrepreneurs to browse.

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Deaf Small Business Network

Purpose: Support and Networking

The Deaf Small Business Network is a public group where Deaf and hard-of-hearing business owners can go to find help and mentorship in starting and growing their businesses. This community is great for entrepreneurs looking for support and networking opportunities.

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Deaf Women Entrepreneurs

Purpose: Support and Networking

Deaf Women Entrepreneurs is a private online space to collaborate, ask questions, share ideas, and network in general. There are weekly themes like celebrations, business tips, and promos to guide member conversations.

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DMV Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

DMV Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Florida Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

Florida Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the Florida Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Frederick Deaf Business

Purpose: Promotion

Frederick Deaf Business is a place business owners and consumers in the Frederick Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Illinois Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

Illinois Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the Illinois Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Iowa Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

Iowa Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the Iowa Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Minnesota Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

Minnesota Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the Minnesota Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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New Mexico Deaf Ecosystem

Purpose: Promotion

New Mexico Deaf Ecosystem is a place business owners and consumers in the New Mexico Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies.

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Texas Deaf MarketSpace

Purpose: Promotion

Formerly the Texas Deaf Ecosystem, this group has partnered with the Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce to serve as a place business owners and consumers in the Texas Deaf community can connect and discover new Deaf-led and Deaf-friendly businesses. This is a great group if you want to promote your local business or support your fellow Deaf entrepreneurs and community allies. 

We’re sure there are many more online groups for D/HH entrepreneurs out there. If you are involved in or manage any groups and would like your group included in this directory, please share it with our team. Together, the Deaf Ecosystem thrives!

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