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All entrepreneurs must overcome a lot of challenges to score big in business. But Detroit’s black female entrepreneurs need to overcome more than most, facing gender and race bias on top of all the usual problems of competition and cash flow.
But the story of three black women in Detroit shows that success is possible, if one shows the savvy and the grit that it takes to make it.
April Anderson started her Good Cakes and Bakes five years ago on Livernois on Detroit’s northwest side, turned a profit in less than two years, and now caters to a wide range of customers including corporate events for Quicken Loans, JPMorgan Chase and others.
Adrienne Bennett achieved the milestone of becoming the first black female licensed master plumber in the United States. Today, her Benkari plumbing contracting firm, based in northwest Detroit, has won plumbing contracts at some of the biggest projects including the construction of Little Caesars Arena and businessman Dan Gilbert’s Hudson’s site project.
Again, this is an excerpt from The Detroit Free Press. To read the full story click here.