From Business Owner To Small Business Advocate: Nashville Business Incubation Center’s Angela Crane Jones Is Living Her Truth

Building sustainable businesses has been the singular focus of the Nashville Business Incubation Center since it opened its doors 35 years ago. NBIC has been the launching pad of several successful minority and women-owned businesses such as Slim & Husky’s and The Grilled Cheeserie. The program’s foundation is built on

Breaking Conventions: Autumn “Ace” Copeland Earns More By Charging Clients Less

Driven by her passion for helping others, Autumn “Ace” Copeland launched Threeye Creative to “crack the code” of traditional business models. Unlike other website design agencies, Threeye Creative specialized in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for custom builds, not templates, giving them a clear advantage over overpriced cookie-cutter agencies. The agency’s

From the Heart: A&M Marketplace Brings International Cuisine to North Nashville

Grounded by faith and family, Martha Lupai founded A&M Marketplace to bring international food and culture to the North Nashville community. The international grocery store, located in the Nashville Farmers Market, stocks a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grab-and-go meals, baked goods, and packaged foods from local and international suppliers.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Nashville Solutions Makes Energy Efficient and Affordable

 Arnella Foster  

The founders of Nashville Solutions knew that conventional HVAC systems were largely inefficient and expensive. So, Michael and Mario Beddingfield, brothers and now co-owners of the startup combined their technical and engineering skills to provide their customers with cost-effective long-term energy solutions. “We knew there were better ways to heat

Black woman entrepreneur in her store holding her whipped shea butter product in a red blouse.

A Cut Above: Michelle Harris Makes Money While Making a Difference in the Self Care of Others

For as long as she can remember, Michelle Harris has had a passion for cosmetology and helping others. She turned that passion into two thriving businesses based in the North Nashville area with plans for expansion. Founded in 2000, The Hair & Nail Gallery is a professional hair and nail