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Starlett Simmons (right) of Five Star Cake Co. with her daughter, Kai Taalib

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first

Despite all the time required to start and run a business, mother entrepreneurs often do so because it allows them the flexibility to be close to their family. 

From left: Chris George, John Haji, Paul Chambers of Gentleman's Box

Michigan subscription boxes aim to disrupt retail market


Erin Cole, co-owner of Nurturing Our Seeds, with her two children, Oshun and Asa

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Finding strength in overcoming bias

Women and minority entrepreneurs face an unfortunate amount of bias as business owners. But in the second part of our three part series on mother entrepreneurs, Melinda Clynes discovers the strength that comes from pushing through those biases. 

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Better together: How Metro Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtured Drought Juice

This is the story of four sisters, four juice bars, and how Metro Detroit's startup support network helped grow a mini-empire.

Karen Guilmette, owner of Natural Red, with three of her children

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: How starting a business can lead to a stable family

In the first of a three-part series looking at the challenges of being both a mother and entrepreneur, Melinda Clynes writes about women seeking financial independence in business.
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MyFab5 hits key milestones without reinventing social media wheel

MyFab5 hits key milestones without reinventing social media wheel

City: Ann Arbor
"Most users find MyFab5 through Instagram," says Omeid Seirafi-Pour, co-founder & CEO of MyFab5. "We give them value through our ability to introduce people to new options. You will find some awesome restaurants by following us."
Ellis Infinity Beverage Co figures out the recipe for finding the first home away from home

Ellis Infinity Beverage Co figures out the recipe for finding the first home away from home

City: Detroit
"Make sure the production side of things is something you have a passion for," Ellis-Brown says. "It's not easy. It's one of the hardest things I have ever done."
No place like home for Atwater Brewery

No place like home for Atwater Brewery

City: Detroit
"We're in great shape for future expansion," Rieth says. "We want to have a capacity of 150,000 barrels and this gives us that. We want to continue growing in Detroit because the city is an important part of what we’re about."
New hires turn into key ingredients for growth spurt at McClure's Pickles

New hires turn into key ingredients for growth spurt at McClure's Pickles

City: Detroit
"This year we're going to have even bigger growth because we added some key people," says Joe McClure, co-owner of McClure's Pickles.
Building a community-based company, Hacienda Mexican Foods in southwest Detroit

Building a community-based company, Hacienda Mexican Foods in southwest Detroit

City: Detroit
"I ran the business with my heart, but my costs continued to go up," Gutierrez says. "I closed my eyes and prayed for help. When I opened them up I saw things differently. I am an administrator who needs to run a business."
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