For this Brooklyn ice cream company, 2023 felt like the first year "we're back on track”

Jan 5, 2024
Pooja Bavishi's Indian-inspired treats were always popular. But the path to the expansion of her business was long and complicated.
Part of the production space for Malai, which sells its Indian-inspired treats retail, wholesale and online.
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New location means smarter budgeting for Michigan retailer

Mar 10, 2023
Annie Lang-Hartman, owner of Wild Lettie, just signed the lease on a new location, hoping to expand her product offerings.
As Wild Lettie expands to three stores, there is a lot of work to do to set up shop.
Courtesy Annie Lang Hartman

Photographer launches education platform, says she's grown personally and professionally

Feb 20, 2023
Growing the business "has stretched me and changed me in all the good ways, and also in all the really hard ways," says photographer Liz Hansen.
Boudoir photographer Liz Hansen during a shoot. "We have lots of women who want to come in and have an empowering experience at the studio," she says.
Courtesy Hansen