Recent and Featured Start a Business Articles

  • Baabaazuzu Baabaazuzu

    Shop Baabaazuzu: A Leland family’s fashion house brings Midwest Chic to the masses  As Sue Burns puts it, the founding of her home-grown company Baabaazuzu began with “a […]

  • Great Lakes Proud: The Sticker That Says It All

    Northern Michigan People: We sit down with the man behind the iconic sticker plastered on your car’s rear window…And your laptop…And your paddle board.

  • Northern Michigan Shopping: The Leelanau Wave

    Bob Ryan is finally pursuing his passion of woodworking and with the help of his wife he started a company that sells his beautiful handmade serving boards in Northern Michigan

  • Northern Michigan Shopping: Higher Grounds Coffee Co.

    After spending a year with coffee farmers in Mexico, Chris Treter was inspired to start Higher Grounds Coffee Co. in Northern Michigan

  • Traverse City Shopping: Leelanau Candle Company

    Traverse City Shopping: Two sisters turned their signature Christmas presents into the perfect souvenirs from Northern Michigan

  • Traverse City Shopping: Deep Blue Coffee Company

    Traverse City Shopping: Chef and fishing boat captain, Ben Wolfe, blended his two passions when he created Deep Blue Coffee Company

  • Northern Michigan Shopping: Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

    Grocer’s Daughter’s new owners are excited to carry out the legacy of quality chocolates infused with local ingredients, after purchasing the brand from its founder

  • Northern Michigan Shopping: S&S Snowshoes

    Steve Hernker and Scott Griner were dedicated to Treadrite Snowshoes, after discovering the brand had gone out of business, they bought it themselves

  • Shop Indira Shea Lotions using Northern Michigan Local Ingredients

    Rose Anne Foley combined her passion for fair trade shea butter and cosmetics to found Indira Shea

  • Belle Banquet Artistic Placemats for Your Table

    Rose Conger wanted to bring art and antiques to everyone’s dinner table, so she created Belle Banquet

  • Michigan Nightlife Apparel Comes from Northern Michigan Memories

    Sitting by a campfire exemplified “Michigan Nightlife” to graphic designer Kevin Sorg, now he designs a popular brand of T-shirts inspired by that idea

  • Baabaazuzu Creates Recycled Wool Apparel in Leelanau County

    Northern Michigan Style: The wool shrank. Her ideas grew. The tale of Sue Burns and her recycled, up-styled, wool fashion company Baabaazuzu.