By: Jessica Criswell
In rural Chatom, Alabama, the nearest Walmart, shopping mall, or McDonalds is a half-hour drive or more away. However, local female entrepreneurs are turning this into an opportunity to serve both the community and their families.
These women are carving out more than just a living for themselves. They have started business ventures with missions aimed at meeting the needs of area residents. Beyond economic advancement, they agree their small businesses serve the community in unique ways.
Featuring everything from storefronts, health/wellness facilities, childcare, retail shops, salons, coffee shops and restaurants to caterers, professional service providers and pop-up boutiques, small towns across Alabama like Chatom are fueled by these small businesses.
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