Growth

Episode 10 – Tea Squares of Englewood, a Food Manufacturer

Jordan describes doing business in Chicago as “aspirational”. He always wanted his business to benefit the local South Side community. What employment strategy has he chosen to further this mission?

Episode 9 – Urban Roots Inc. of Bronzeville, a Lawn Care Company

Jimmie and Tiffany describe doing business in Chicago as “full of opportunity”. As minority owners of a landscaping business, what do they think the city of Chicago is doing right?

Episode 6 – Right Way Signs in Wicker Park, Sign Company

Alex describes doing business in Chicago as “frustrating”. He began growing his father’s sign company in Evanston, but relocated to Chicago. What about the Windy City and its workforce drew him there?

Episode 4 – Upton’s Naturals in Austin, a Food Producer

Nicole and Dan describe doing business in Chicago as “resourceful”. They saved thousands when bringing their food space up to code. How did they do it?

Episode 3 – Middle Brow Beer Co. in Logan Square, a Brewery and Brewpub

Pete describes doing business in Chicago as “optimistic”. He followed a Brew Pub model, but how did outsourcing the production of his beer make him feel?

Episode 1 – MOOvers in Jefferson Park, a Moving Company

Cezar describes doing business in Chicago as “insane”. He wants to grow his moving business. What’s standing in his way?