Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant winner Robin Holmes of Deddle’s Mini Donuts opened her big pink food truck, as she says, just on faith and research. The big pink Deddle’s food truck is a welcome sight in the Baltimore area, bringing mini donut creations, fried chicken, and a whole lotta heart. Learn how Robin started her business and where it’s going.
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Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant winner Jennifer Greer of Jane Deaux Investigations offers services for defendants in court cases in Tennessee. Read more about her, why she got into the private investigation business, what motivates her, and how she’s working to affect the criminal justice system for the better.
Botanie Soaps offers wholesale organic soaps with custom labels. These soaps suit the needs of customers looking to sell at farmer’s markets or small boutiques or much larger clients looking for a high-quality product to repackage and resell on a national scale. They also offer soap-making equipment and materials for those just starting in the industry.
Hot Peppers, Ginger, & Onions: POKS Spices Helps Put The West African Holy Trinity Into American Kitchens
Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant winner Abena Foli of POKS Spices works hard to make delicious, authentic West African flavors available to a wider audience. Read our full interview with Abena to find out how she started her online spice mix company and where she plans to go from here.
The motto of Bri’s Dance Place in Merrillville, Indiana is “We don’t just teach dance, we teach life!” And owner Brianna Hairlson, winner of one of Merchant Maverick’s Opportunity Grants, knows a lot about both topics. Read our full interview with Brianna.
Take Snappy Dogs, for example. It’s a seasonal mobile eatery built on a landscaping trailer. Of course, Snappy Dogs’ real foundation is the long-time work partnership between owners Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce.
When Michele Jaffe and her husband Michael opened the Milagro Riding Club, the strength of their marriage was the last thing on their minds. While the stress of running a family business took a toll on the couple, Michele has gone on to be a successful business owner despite a difficult divorce. Read on to see how Milagro Riding Club has survived the dissolution of a partnership.
Esty shop owner and quilter Michelle Beyer sells her creations on Etsy and creates custom-order pieces. Beyer has been using the free time provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to hone her craft. Read on for more details about Beyer’s quilting business and how it has adapted to the ongoing pandemic.
The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) projects a positive future for the US bowling industry, as COVID continues and beyond. Read on for a look at how bowling alleys are surviving, and what the bowling community is doing to stay together.
Despite COVID restrictions, rent hikes, a changing market, and unforseen legal battles, Bibi Pirayesh of California Kabob is determined to fight to sustain her father’s legacy. The LA-based Persian restaurant has served up food and community for over 20 years, but is now struggling to survive the pandemic. Read on for more details about California Kabob.