Entrepreneurship

Feature Story Rendering of the future home of Dawg Team Apparel USA, which opens soon at 420 North Cleveland Street in Crosstown. Dawg Team is a Black-owned business that specializes in pet apparel and treats for canine family members. (Submitted)

Black-owned pet accessories company to open in Crosstown


Feature Story Crab legs with Drop Sauce is a best-seller at Straight Drop Seafood in North Memphis. (Straight Drop Seafood)

New Straight Drop Seafood is the right thing to crave


Feature Story Rufus Sykes cracks a smile as he holds the door open for a customer at the South Memphis Grocery on West Mallory Avenue. Sykes co-owns the corner store with other family members. (Malik Martin)

Corner Stores: A South Memphis love story


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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.