OMAHA, Nebraska (WOWT) – Andrea Rae says helping others is her passion.
As a small business owner herself, she knows how difficult it is to start a business.
“As a woman, I found so many no-nos. What if could reach out to other women and ask them if they needed anything along these lines.
That’s how her company was born.
“The whole idea was to be able to help other women start businesses, grow businesses, or at least see if it’s an idea that can grow,” Ray said. increase.
One stop shop just north of 153rd and Q. The cooperative includes 44 local women’s businesses. Since opening in December, business has been booming, according to Rae.
“They are the best of the best. Non-toxic candles, room sprays, body care. They do everything from macaroons to cakes, cookies, toffee, clothing lines, women who make earrings, Play-Doh, screen printers.” There are many, many bakeries, for everyone,” says Rae.
Working moms like Jess Rich, owner of Fancies Be, To maintain a full-time job and express myself creatively.
“This is something I really enjoy. It’s my passion, so I asked Andrea what she was doing here and got in touch. It was a great opportunity,” says Rich.
“Some of the girls are here full-time, so they’re working behind the scenes. It’s such a good energy. They’re starting to bake, people are coming in, and we’re excited to share,” Ray said. say.
Also, placing it above each product section allows customers to see exactly who they support.
“Everybody has a story of ‘You started this,’ right? It’s not my business anymore. My business doesn’t matter. Sharing her story is probably for me and all of them.” “It’s the most exciting. So when people come in, I want it to connect with their story,” says Ray.
The owners say they have plans to expand beyond just bakeries and retail stores to more women-owned businesses.
On Sundays, business owners can host their own private events. Her Company is hosting a bridal event this Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
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