Designer Aquene Watkins Wise is determined to scale her line of body-positive fitness apparel. Taylor Ford and Ginay Clarke are ready to grow their IT business. And designer Kecia Chantel has big plans for her line of beaded jewelry.
These local entrepreneurs and a dozen more fledgling businesses are now getting the support they need to boost their businesses. They are members of the latest cohort of women and minority entrepreneurs to join the Catapult: Startup to Storefront incubator program. Now in its second year, the program provides free mentoring and support to a select group of small businesses through group classes and one-on-one coaching.