Woman Owned Wednesday – February 2019

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Zana Smith has owned Spectacles Detroit for the past 35 years. This clothing boutique has everything from books to records to accessories. This #bosslady loves being a retailer and servicing the Detroit community. Smith comes from a family of business people, with her grandmother, mother, and uncle owning their own businesses as well. You can find this landmark of Detroit fashion at 230 E. Grand River Ave., right off of Harmonie Park. #WomanOwnedWednesday


Savvy Chic is a little slice of France hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Eastern Market. Owner Karen Brown has been selling antiques, clothes, home goods, and more for the past 19 years! This boutique is also equipped with Cairo Coffee, a multi-roaster coffee shop and library, and Savvy Gents, a retail shop dedicated to mens fashion, grooming, and accessories. This #bosslady has something for everyone. #WomanOwnedWednesday


Asia Newson has been a #bosslady since she was only 5 years old. Now 14, she is the CEO & Co-Founder of Super Business Girl and has been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, Disney World’s Cinderella Stage, MSNBC, 20/20 ABC News, NPR, and TEDxDetroit. What does she do? She makes and sells her own candles! But above all else, she is an advocate for teaching young people how to become entrepreneurs like herself. Asia hosts weekly workshops to teach kids how to be independent, make their own money, and plan for their future. She has her goals set to attend Harvard University, become the next Mayor of Detroit, and ultimately the President of the United States. You can learn more about this amazing girl and even buy some of her candles at superbusinessgirl.com #WomanOwnedWednesday ????


Born and raised in Detroit, Audra Carson started her business, De-tread, in 2009 after her own community became a dumping ground for old tires. Her site states that 320,000,000 tires are discarded per year in the US and poses the question – do you know where they go? Audra’s mission is to provide solutions to the environmental, health & safety, and societal issues caused by post consumer tire waste. #WomanOwnedWednesday

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