Oral History Interview Aysha Allos
Aysha Allos, attorney and counselor, Allos Law who specializes in business law. She was inspired to open her own practice during the pandemic when she saw small businesses struggling, and also saw an uptick in new businesses opening. She wanted to be of service to the people. She launched her business in January 2021, after practicing law for a few years in various sectors.
Shamsun Nehar's Cake Designs
Shamsun Nehar created her business Cakes by Lucky in 2014 after taking a cake decorating class, initially as a creative outlet from her day job as an engineer. After encouragement from friends and family, she began decorating and selling cakes with South Asian or desi themes, incorporating designs out of fondant such as saris, dholkis, sherwanis.
A Profile Story of Shamsun Nehar in Mode Detroit
Shamsun Nehar began her business Cakes by Lucky in 2014 after baking for her friends and family. She learned cake decorating as a creative outlet from her day job as a senior software engineer for the engineering company Continental Automotive. Now she's baked and decorated over 500 cakes for special occasions for metro Detroit's Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and multicultural communities.
Newspaper Clipping from Yemeni American News about Boubí Skin
Humayra Bobby is the owner Boubí Skin. This was the first print feature for Boubí Skin in a community newspaper in Hamtramck, MI. Humayra picked it up from Detroit Donut in Hamtramck where her father first worked. She says it was a full circle moment for her.
Newspaper Article Featuring Festive Essentials and JHobby
Jahura Hobby and Tahura Holly were featured in a story in the daily newspaper Detroit Free Press in August 2020 showcasing how small business wedding vendors in the South Asian community, and across the state were coping through a down year in the wedding industry. Hobby and Holly were among businesses who provided services at limited capacity throughout the pandemic.
Photographs From Fariha Ahmed's Business Farihennart
Fariha began experimenting with henna since middle school. Over the years she felt drawn to creating. During high school she began pursuing her hobby as a professional henna service. She launched her business Farihennart in 2016 via Instagram. Fariha is one of metro Detroit’s Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.
Photo 1: Fariha Ahmed did her own Nikkah ceremony henna in September 2020.
Photographs from Jahura Hobby's Business JHobby
Jahura Hobby worked as a freelance makeup artist since 2011. In 2017 she opened the JHobby Makeup Studio. Jahura says the studio serves as a central location where she can do makeup trails. She and her team travel on sight for bridal makeup services. Jahura is one of metro Detroit's Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.
Pictures of Mafruza Begum's Father Md Dula Miah
Mafruza Begum moved to New York with her family in 1992. The family later moved to Michigan in 1998 for better socioeconomic opportunities. Her father Md Dula Miah suffered a stroke while caused him to become partially paralyzed and requiring homecare services. The family was unable to find him adequate services in Bangla and with the cultural sensitivities of Bangladeshi family values.
Photographs From Tania Begum's Business Community Rx Pharmacy
Tania Begum is a community pharmacist who opened Community Rx Pharmacy with co-owner Mahbubur Motlib in 2013. They serve a diverse community of patients who speak various languages, reflected in the staff they hire. Tania says she is most passionate about giving back to the community, and wants to be a resource center for them.