Waldo becomes a focal point for women-owned businesses

Women-Empowered: The Rising Community of Female Entrepreneurs in Waldo, KC

In the small neighborhood of Waldo in south Kansas City, there is a growing community of women-owned businesses. The female business owners along Wornall and surrounding streets have formed a close-knit group, supporting each other in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Ampersand Studio co-owner Morgan Georgie mentioned how welcoming the space in Waldo has been, attributing it to the many female business owners pursuing their dreams. The close proximity of businesses in the area mirrors the relationships between the owners. Collaboration between businesses, such as a recent partnership between Ampersand Studio and a candle shop in Brookside, has proven to be beneficial for all involved.

SOAP Refill Station owner Ann Dezort highlighted the strength and unity among female business owners in Waldo, emphasizing that gender does not determine one’s ability to succeed. Similarly, Hemma Hemma owner Ashley Bare expressed her excitement at being surrounded by other female entrepreneurs in the neighborhood.

For those starting out in the world of business, Georgie, Kiefer, Dezort, and Bare shared some advice. They recommended being open to opportunities, seeking help when needed, and always putting people first in business interactions. By following these principles, aspiring entrepreneurs can navigate the world of business with confidence and support from others.

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