BizStarts

Community Market

The Community Market allows Entrepreneurs to sell their product business dreams directly to customers through a retail space in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Our goal is to provide merchants a space to develop a proof case for their product profitability.

Meet The Entrepreneurs

Lupo Designs

Esthefanie Lupo creates fine art print and handmade jewelry brand featuring floral illustrations and accessories work.

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Emmanuel's Mix LLC

Emmanuel's Mix began on the kitchen table in the home that I raised my son in out of a desire to create something new and delicious that he and his friends could enjoy. It endures through an appreciation beyond what I could have ever imagined.

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Lady Nayaase LLC

Ladi Nayaase's mission is to help contribute to the healing of our communities of color. Our products are made of mother earth’s medicine with plants, essential oils, butters and herbal oils.

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Mi Casita Herbs

Mi Casita Herbs is organic seasoning blends, herbal tea blends, bath blends and coming up with more inventory every day! I grow some of my own herbs for my products and try to use local whenever possible.

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Tasteful Events Catering LLC

Operating out of Waukesha, Wisconsin, we strive to make your special events tasty and memorable. Our specialty is providing creative dishes that satisfy the palate using our very own seasonings & house-made sauces, brines, glazes, & marinades.

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Isla Bella Coffee Roasters

Isla Bella Coffee Roasters brings the finest (and freshest) whole bean coffee from Puerto Rico to Milwaukee, where they are roasted to perfection and packaged "con puro amor". All beans are hand picked from the finest haciendas in the Lares and Utuado regions and each roast is a tribute to our family on the "Isla Bella" and on the mainland. 🇵🇷

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Adri & Joel Ceramics

Adri & Joel Ceramics was founded by us, Adri and Joel in Milwaukee WI. Joel and I started our ceramic business with the goal of spreading joy. We simply want to make people smile when they see our pieces in their living spaces. Joel and I are also both Mexican and love to showcase our culture in our pieces.

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FRUITS

FRUITS aims to inspire authentic self expression and confidence through curation and styling of quality vintage and secondhand clothing, reimagined jewelry, and eclectic goods.

Rooted and Planted MKE

Rooted and Planted MKE —Where Nature and Sustainability Thrive at Rootedand Planted, we're more than just a plant business; we're your gateway to a greener, more eco-conscious world.

Semma's Sunflower Organics

The products were created by Semma (Mommy) to ensure that Chloe (Daughter) was using healthier and organic products. Chloe was born one pound and thirteen ounces, and I had a strong will to make sure her hair and body was given the chance to flourish. Out of my love for her willingness to fight through all her obstacles I began to research natural hair care products. I started to realize that I did not really like any of the hair oils that were out there. So, I decided to research my own oils to use for our hair and combined that with my slightly obsessive love of Sunflowers, Semma’s Sunflower Organics was born.

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Aloekui, LLC

We are a Milwaukee made Bath and Body company inspired in the Dominican Republic. Our body products are made to repair with the Earth-Sea combination of ingredients. Aloekui products adds nutrients and vitamins preserving your natural moisture, creating a barrier for a healthier skin.

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Funk 2 Fashion

Kyndal J. is a multi-faceted creative. She ventures in the art of singing, songwriting, fashion, and jewelry design. She combines her many talents with confidence and style, curating a complete experience. For over 7 years Kyndal J. has had her place in the creative industry of
Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Kyndal J. works heavily with her Milwaukee jazz fusion band No Seatbelts. She is the lead singer and manager of the band.
In 2020 she opened her own styling and jewelry business where she styles plus size women and makes expressive wire jewelry. As a stylist she incorporates all aspects of style, fashion, and visual consulting.

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Aunt Manda's Ginger Juices

Jill Ortiz Photography

Jil Ortiz Photography captures everyday beautiful moments. inspired by the day to day life of living in Milwaukee, Jil Ortiz is able to create a unique perspective on what it means to be a local.

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Soul Brew Kombucha

Alesia Miller is a mother, vocalist and educator.  She is now the Founder and CEO of Milwaukee’s first Black woman owned kombucha tea brewing company, Soul Brew Kombucha.  She has a true passion for brewing and educating on the powerful benefits of Kombucha. As a conscientious brew mistress, using only the finest ingredients local she insists on the highest of quality.  Each brew is skillfully crafted in small batches to ensure its full bodied integrity in every sip.  

Rashida's Creations

Rashida's Creations has our cake slices in gas stations, corner stores and restaurants. We make custom cakes, cupcakes and other treats.

Book our Bakery trailer for any event or party. 

Modaheadwraps

At Modaheadwraps, all our products are designed to be easy to use and care for — because we believe all women need to feel beautiful with ease! 

Our headwraps and bonnets are made from 100% African print cotton on the outside and soft satin on the inside to prevent hair dryness and damage. 

Don't miss the link to the 'how to' video! You can wear your headwrap in less than a minute. 

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Seda

Our apothecary store, Seda, is an integral part of our non-profit wellness center, offering a curated selection of holistic and natural products. The store aims to generate income to support the center's mission of providing trauma recovery through non-invasive healing modalities, biofeedback, mindfulness, plant medicine, and spiritual healing.

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Anomaly Catering

Our apothecary store, Seda, is an integral part of our non-profit wellness center, offering a curated selection of holistic and natural products. The store aims to generate income to support the center's mission of providing trauma recovery through non-invasive healing modalities, biofeedback, mindfulness, plant medicine, and spiritual healing.

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BizStarts Milwaukee

To be an entrepreneur is to recognize that the road to success isn’t a straight one. When you build your own business, you may find that you weren’t prepared for the twists and turns. If only there was someone alongside you who could help you navigate.For ten years, BizStarts has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs. From small stores to scalable start-ups, we provide the tools and resources that clear the path to success. We also provide an opportunity for smart, successful business leaders, volunteers, and mentors to help our community. By sharing their knowledge, providing their services, and contributing their time and donations, we can all help build a brighter future for business in Milwaukee.

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Would You Like To Be A Featured Entrepreneur ?

Entrepreneur Program Participation Details:

BizStarts Community Market exists solely for you to sell your products and determine the profitability of your product. Our high-traffic downtown Milwaukee location provides the space for your products to be seen and sold! We cover the costs associated with the retail space, store employees, and marketing.

Entrepreneur & Product Consideration Criteria:

  • There is a defined product or service
  • The product or service has a name and description
  • The entrepreneur has a legal entity and right to sell/resell their product or service
  • The entrepreneurs must hold a WI Seller Permit
  • Retail pricing is in place
  • The entrepreneur has a website or social media channels where customers can go to learn more, or buy directly
  • Perishable products need to provide details on accurate storage for sale
  • Apparel products need to provide washing instructions

Submit your information and we will contact you!

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Milwaukee

161 S 1st Street Suite 100 Milwaukee WI 53204
Monday to Sunday: 7am - 5:30pm

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