Knowledge, Funding and Networks Key as Black Entrepreneurs Expand COVID-era Small Businesses

Alisha Moten, owner of Golden Adorns Living, which sells travel-themed candles, scents and tote bags


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Stephanie Aris, a former ICU nurse started her candle-making business in the summer of 2020. It was a way to deal with the depression she was feeling while working at the hospital during the pandemic...

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Emilia Otte

Emilia Otte covers health and education for the Connecticut Examiner. In 2022 Otte was awarded "Rookie of the Year," by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.