GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – They’re a group of small, local business owners in the Thornhills Plaza on the corner of 28th Street and Thornhills Avenue in Grand Rapids and they all happen to be women. The women lean on each other and lend support considering themselves West Michigan women on a mission.
Three years ago women owned 40 percent of small businesses, by 2018 they`ll own more than 60-percent of small businesses in this country.
Sugar Mama’s Bakery, Inspiration’s of Art Studio and Bodymind Pilates are just a few businesses started by women who call themselves a new generation of entrepreneurs, helping each other along the way.
It`s not just the support that makes the relationships between all of these women so special, it`s the things they teach each other. They’re hoping to inspire young girls and create the next generation of West Michigan women on a mission.