It is an interesting time to be a black entrepreneur living in the United States right now. With so many aspiring and established entrepreneurs moving to cities with more opportunities, some are staying behind to help those in their community achieve success with their businesses. A recent CityLab survey revealed Milwaukee to be one of the worst cities for black women to live and thrive while also ranking it among the worst cities to live for black women based on economic opportunity. For a small group of local entrepreneurs, one space is trying to change that.
At the Sherman Phoenix venue, a business incubator, over 30 restaurants and small shops open up their storefronts for potential customers and to utilize the space to set up new businesses on the north side of the city. Most of the people behind these new stores are black women. The neighborhood is no stranger to violence and the venue is dedicated to giving space to African..