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Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator Success

Sep 29, 2023 | Coatesville, Downtown

The Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator, which opened in November 2022, lost one of its ten entrepreneurial tenants last month, but that’s not bad news. Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator has seen its first success.

Mimi’s Favorite Things, one of the Incubator’s original retail tenants, is moving into a storefront at 262 East Lincoln Hwy. After operating Mimi’s for four years in small, temporary locations, owner Michele Allen and her husband and business partner, Courtney Allen, are excited to have purchased the property, which will serve as the retail boutique’s permanent location.

“This is exactly the type of growth we wanted to see from this initiative,” said Amber Little-Turner, Acting Executive Director of the 2nd Century Alliance. “Michele is a shining example of the success of the Incubator and other small business programs and resources available to entrepreneurs here in the city.”

But What is Mimi’s Favorite Things from the Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator?

Mimi’s Favorite Things features handmade products crafted by other small, women, or minority-owned businesses. “Excited is an understatement,” said Allen. “To think just a year ago, I wasn’t sure of the future of Mimi’s Favorite Things and here we sit, not only learning and growing as a business owner thanks to the Incubator, but now having our very own storefront in Downtown Coatesville.”

Located at 228 East Lincoln Highway, the Made in Coatesville Small Business Incubator is an initiative of the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance and home to ten fledgling businesses. It is open for shopping on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 4 PM.

Along with the physical location for their startups, tenants have access to wraparound business education programming and financing opportunities. For the full unedited article by Leah Mikulich visit Vista.today.

If you liked this article, check out the newest resident of Coatesville’s small business incubator, here.

Posted by Monica Ferguson

Monica is a senior at West Chester University studying Digital Marketing. She is excited about moving to Chester County and eventually starting her career there after graduation.

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