Entrepreneurship

Local photographer, Jamie Harmon at his Amurica studio

Feature StoryLucas Trautman, top left, practices grappling technique with students, from top, Kelan Branch, 10, Keyveyoun Chandler, 14, and Eric Booker, 11, at his Stardust Jiu-Jitsu studio in Binghampton. The business is next door to the future site of his wife

Family opens side-by-side Binghampton businesses


Feature StoryThe Stepherson's store at 3942 Macon Road opened in 1960. (Tamara Williamson)

Family-owned groceries are hallmark of The Heights


Feature StoryA group of passengers prepares to board a MATA bus at the American Way Transit Center on January 9, 2018. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Memphis-based startup improves breakdown detection in MATA buses


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Memphis is known for its grit and grind – it's an ethic of determination. We welcome a challenge. This is the spirit that makes Memphis a hot spot for entrepreneurs ready to try something new. We applaud the work of our big industry innovators (looking at you, Fred Smith), but we also know that every large company was once a small outfit taking a big chance. With affordability, infrastructure and supportive government, Memphis is the place to take that chance. From real estate developers to microbrewers, from restauranteurs to biotech geniuses, Memphis is fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.