A Law for Foodie Entrepreneurs

In 2010, Michigan enacted the Cottage Food Law to assist food-based entrepreneurs with retailing their respective food product to the public despite not being prepared in a commercial kitchen.  

The Detroit News recently wrote an article detailing how the law and the Eastern Market Corporation has assisted with the growth of food entrepreneurs throughout southeast Michigan.  

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The "Starbucks" of Nail Salons

Health insurance.  PTO. 401K.  These are all benefits afforded to nail technicians.  Yes, nail technicians.  

An east coast nail salon, Miniluxe, decided to flip the normal nail salon model on its head and provide it's employee's with benefits, not customary to the industry, amongst other upgrades.  Miniluxe founder, Tony Tjan, modeled his business after Starbucks by providing a premium version of everyday products with a positive experience.  

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Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

Typically, when individuals think of workplace discrimination race, religion, and/or gender immediately come to mind.  However, some employees are facing discrimination due to their weight.  According to a recent article in Fast Company titled "The Hidden Discrimination Against Being Fat At Work":

Numerous studies have found that obese and overweight people experience all manner of discrimination at work, and much of it is perfectly legal. Some struggle to find a job at all. In recent years, employers like Victoria Hospital in Texas have explicitly stated that they won't hire anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 35 (about 220 pounds for someone who is 5-foot-6), which is far from a foolproof predictor of good health.
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