As the COVID-19 crisis rolls on, we're all looking to getaway, even if it means somewhere close to home. For 24-year-old KK Hudson, the constant longing to be near a beach preceded this year-long pandemic, and inspired her to bring a little sunshine to NWA locals.
When KK Hudson was a junior at the U of A, she started selling smoothie bowls out of her house in Fayetteville. When business picked up, she knew Mamaka Bowls was fated to outgrow her household operation.
Her final semester, the young entrepreneur secured a storefront on Prairie Street in Fayetteville, within walking distance of the Square. She has now expanded the local shop to locations in Waco and Fort Worth, Texas.
Hudson mentioned that the community of Fayetteville was particularly nurturing for young business owners. "Businesses in the community were excited about helping promote who we were... I could go on and on about how much I love Fayetteville!" she said.
"If you’re passionate about something, don’t hesitate... Stay focused
on who you are and what you love and don’t be too quick to compare yourself to those
around you," Hudson said.
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