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A watchful audience during the Envision Lead Grow summer camp.

Memphis is the first stop for entrepreneurship camp for girls

A free camp at the University of Memphis instructed girls in how to launch their own businesses.

Almost 30 at risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Video: Sweet LaLa's bakery in South Memphis gives juvenile offenders a second chance

Almost 30 at-risk youth have been employed with Sweet LaLa’s Bakery since it opened in 2014.

Jeremy Stein, general manager for Lucky Heart Cosmetics stands with Bennie Franklin, an employee of 33 years, and Olivet Montgomery, an employee of 52 years, by the mural outside the company's new storefront on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

This black beauty company survived segregation in Memphis. Now it faces off against e-commerce.

Founded in 1935, Lucky Heart Cosmetics has seen its share of changes. The black beauty product manufacturer has opened its first retail store in the hopes of attracting its next generation of loyal customers.

Betty Isom stands in front of her home she purchased in ZIP 38126.

The Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis has a bold vision to stamp out poverty

The Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis plans to invest $10 million to uplift ZIP 38126, which one of the poorest ZIP codes in America. By strengthening support organizations, the foundation hopes to give residents the necessary tools to combat the effects of poverty. 

 A candle sits at the center of the class.

Serial entrepreneur finds his center as a meditation instructor

Dan Lamontagne, founder of Peddler Bicycle Shop and one of Memphis' first all-natural restaurants, trades the brick-and-mortar store for life as a local meditation instructor. 
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