Category: Business Interview

Teff-Riffic Ethiopian Business in Lansing  

Rahel Musa is the owner and operator of her family business Teff-Riffic. Teff-Riffic is an Ethiopian food stand inside the Allen Market Place consisting of healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Teff, a tiny gluten-free whole grain that is a nutritional powerhouse is Musa’s signature ingredient as she preps her Ethiopian dishes and creates her teff flour. Musa’s native country Eritrea, located just north of Ethiopia, is well known for growing teff and has been a staple  of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years.  Musa is bringing that tradition to Lansing.

Cuts and Convos

The story of Jonathan Arias, founder and barber, of Cuts and Convos in Lansing, MI is an encouraging one for those who want to use nonprofits to improve others’ lives. Jonathan was a barber like any other, starting out offering barber services in college to his classmates and […]

Lansing’s Youth Startup Challenge: An Interview with Tony Willis

 The Lansing Economic Area Partnership formerly known as LEAP, exemplifies great leadership supporting entrepreneurs.  The role LEAP play’s in driving innovation and job growth in Lansing have certainly been rewarding. LEAP is not only emerging entrepreneurs in Lansing, but they are also encouraging future innovation with youth entrepreneurship. This year LEAP is […]