May is Small Business Month and this year Bank of America is celebrating by highlighting one of the most vibrant cities in the country; Nashville. Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan is our guide as she takes us around her block, showing off some of her favorite, go-to small businesses. We see her relationship with these small business owners, diving into what makes their business so special, and showing us that when a community has the power to support small business, there is nothing that can hold them back.
Check out the businesses featured in this video:
CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE, Indian Fusion Restaurant
HANDMADE STUDIOS, Ceramics
THE TURNIP TRUCK, Natural Foods Grocer
THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION, Bakeshop
And be sure to visit bankofamerica.com/SBcelebrate to see other small business stories and read expert advice about connecting to your community. Be sure to tell us your story in the discussion forum.
MANEET: “I decided to open a small business because Indian food is pretty much not something that you would associate with Nashville.”
SUPER: Maneet Chauhan, Chef & small business owner
MANEET: “One, two, three, go!”
SUPER: CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE, Indian Fusion Restaurant
MANEET: “Just textures and flavors and everything fun.”
MANEET: “Small businesses are what gives neighborhoods their heart and soul, and today, I’m going to take you around my neighborhood.”
HANDMADE STUDIOS: “We’re called Handmade Studios, so everything we make is made completely by hand.”
SUPER: HANDMADE STUDIOS, Ceramics
HANDMADE STUDIOS: “We embrace imperfection. We find that there is beauty in that.”
MANEET: “Nothing in nature is perfect, and that’s why it’s beautiful.”
HANDMADE STUDIOS: “The most surprising thing about opening a small business is that it actually worked. That I actually run a business that is growing.”
SUPER: THE TURNIP TRUCK, Natural Foods Grocer
THE TURNIP TRUCK: “I grew up on a farm and when I made it to Nashville, I could not find any local food that I was used to.”
THE TURNIP TRUCK: “The food tastes so much better coming local.”
THE TURNIP TRUCK: “Trying to build local farmers and we buy [from] at least 80 different vendors that sell within the Turnip Truck.”
MANEET: “That’s how we make our entire community stronger – by supporting each other.”
THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION: “For me, we don’t sell cupcakes here. What we sell is actually joy.”
SUPER: THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION, Bakeshop
THE CUPCAKE COLLECTION: “I think people want to come back here because they find connection, they find love, they find family. When I started this, I was drowning in debt, and I was broken. People were getting out of debt by having a bake sale and I thought you can have a bake sale every day. Now I feel like there’s nothing that I can’t do. I’ve learned that impossible is actually I’mpossible.”
MANEET: “These small business owners have the power to lead a life that they are so proud of.”
SUPER: Bank of America is proud to support Small Business Month this May.
SUPER: Join us in celebrating the impact small businesses have on a community.
MANEET: “Seriously, I don’t have as much sass as you do. I’m like okay, that’s it.”
SUPER: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE POWER TO DO?
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SUPER: Discover more small business stories at bankofamerica.com/SBcelebrate