Women Owners in Waldo: Celebrating Collaboration and Empowerment in South Kansas City

Waldo becomes a focal point for women-owned businesses

In the small neighborhood of Waldo in south Kansas City, there are nearly 30 women-owned businesses. The female business owners along Wornall and surrounding streets have expressed a sense of celebration and collaboration rather than competition. They feel like they are part of a small club, 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.

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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