Newks Hot Sauce is a pandemic-born business that has found unusual success in tough times. Read more about the Newks story and how owner Jake Newcomb turned a side hustle into a growing business.
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In this study, the “Best Tech Cities For Women In 2021″, we looked at 100 cities to analyze gender equality metrics on a city level as well as the overall economic viability of each city. Read on for a look at the 10 best (and worst) cities for women in tech.
San Diego small business owner Banny Hom talks about getting to know his customers and running his automotive business during the pandemic.
Take one vegetarian menu, built around delicious healthy eating principles and local food production. Add dedicated owners who value their customers’ health and their staff’s workplace satisfaction. Stir in two decades’ experience, and you have The Green Temple, a vegetarian haven in the Redondo Beach area. Read more about the Green Temple and how it has adapted to Covid-19.
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.
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.
Tech cities are the place to be if you want to earn big and keep more of what you earn, according to Merchant Maverick’s latest data report, “The 10 Best US Cities For Pay In 2021.” Our study ranked the 100 biggest US metro areas according to salary value, and the findings are clear: When it comes to high pay, tech cities come out on top, even accounting for the high cost of living in many places.
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.