Small Business Spotlight

Trio: Minnesota’s first Black owned,plant-based restaurant

Trio: Minnesota’s first Black owned,plant-based restaurant

Louis Hunter, the owner of Trio Plant-Based, is making waves in Minneapolis. His food is inspired by the flavors of hearty soul food that is foundational to his community but brings a healthy twist.

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Small Business Spotlight: Sheer Faces, A Story of Perseverance

Small Business Spotlight: Sheer Faces, A Story of Perseverance

Single mother, small business owner, and Hatch customer LaShondra shares the inspiring story of her lash extension boutique, Sheer Faces in Eastpointe, MI.

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Making Insurance Accessible: Emmett Iris & Virtual Insurance Brokers

Making Insurance Accessible: Emmett Iris & Virtual Insurance Brokers

Small business owner Emmett Iris shares how they built their company, Virtual Insurance Brokers, as a fresh grad and their advice for getting started with low credit.

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From Cup to Company: Cosecha Del Sur

From Cup to Company: Cosecha Del Sur

After one visit to a farm in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, Charlie Stephens utilized his commodity trading experience to distribute some of the best coffee in the world.

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Crafting a Community: Avail Knit

Crafting a Community: Avail Knit

Ashley Valsin-Luu, maker of Avail Knit, shares how she turned her love of fiber art into a small business, while donating 3% of all profits to local charities.

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From Hobbyist to Full-Time Business Owner: Ashley Marie Soap

From Hobbyist to Full-Time Business Owner: Ashley Marie Soap

Ashley shares how she developed confidence as a first-time entrepreneur and grew her Instagram account with over 65,000 followers.

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The Night Potter: Mammoth & Minnow

The Night Potter: Mammoth & Minnow

Financier by day, potter by night, Mary Lee shares how she used Instagram to grow her pottery business, Mammoth & Minnow, on Etsy while maintaining her full-time job.

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Entrepreneurship at 18: Audacity Cosmetics

Entrepreneurship at 18: Audacity Cosmetics

Monica Silva, who started her business at just 16 years old, shares her story of social media marketing success, and the struggles of being a young entrepreneur.

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A Lasting Labor of Love: Janoff's Stationery

A Lasting Labor of Love: Janoff's Stationery

Learn how the historic NYC art and office supply store, Janoff's Stationery, is surviving the pandemic thanks to its loyal community of local customers and its devoted owners, Jim and Jerry Ma.

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