Imagine going from sleeping on carpet in India as a child, to immigrating to America as a teen, and now owning profitable businesses at age 22.
Humans often have big ideas and dreams that could change our lives forever. Some may think about these ideas for months or years without attempting them. But others, like University of Mississippi student Prahar Patel, boldly move forward pursuing their dreams.
Sometimes work is more than just business. Kari Bailey opened the Oxford store Elliott Lane in August of 2015 and strives to have a personal relationship with her customers.
Water Boswell, 24, makes music with two bands. You’ll often see him playing with the band Curlers at local venues like Proud Larry’s, and sometimes he makes music at home with GarageBand, an iPhone app that enables Boswell to record music independently in the comfort of his Oxford home.
The Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Team recently began playing again, and they have a long tradition of being one of the better programs in the country.
A University of Mississippi psychology major has created a flowering business that is also designed to create awareness about the importance of mental health.
Those who practice yoga know it has many benefits, such as decreasing stress, relieving anxiety, reducing inflammation and improving heart health.
Wine and art. It’s a trendy combination that has led to the creation of many business in the U.S. in the last few years. Board & Brush Creative Studio at 1525 University Ave. is a different take on the traditional art business that allows customers to create their own artwork.
Lakia Taylor was inspired from birth by family members to create her own business. The University of Mississippi junior marketing major with a minor in entrepreneurship said her grandfather has his own upholstery business, and her dad was the first lease owner of Dairy Queen in Mississippi.
Sometimes, you get an opportunity, and it’s sink or swim. Collegiate business entrepreneurs, mark your calendars because coming up this month is the LandShark Tank Pitch Competition.
Upon entering Oxford-University United Methodist Church on a Tuesday afternoon, you might think you have entered a madhouse full of first-, second- and third-graders. But don’t worry. That’s just snacktime. Wait about half an hour, and you will see what really happens at the LeapFrog program.
New Jersey native Anthony Acklin grew up dreaming of being a chef before he got on track. His earliest sports memory is racing his mother down a hill at a family picnic in grade school. That’s when he became interested in running.
At age 7, Laurel native Dontario “Drumm” Drummond temporarily lost the man he idolized. He had grown up playing football with his father, who also coached his little league team.
University of Mississippi student Lilli Gordon is a foster parent who believes that fostering a pet can be an opportunity for someone to see if they are ready to have the responsibility full time.
One Ole Miss student is helping the women of Oxford look their best for special occasions and most importantly, for themselves. Mani Minks Lash Services serves Ole Miss students, University-Oxford residents, and beyond if they are willing to make the drive.
Kansas City Missouri native Anna Thomas wanted to get involved in the community when she moved to Oxford to attend the University of Mississippi as a freshmen.
Juices, bananas, mangos and more fly around the blender within seconds as a delicious, healthy treat is created. While Mississippi often lacks restaurants that offer healthful food options, you can order a rejuvinating smoothie at Juva Juice, a Mississippi original.
Creating opportunities for the next generation is a vital for a successful future. The Finch Henry Job Corp Center in Batesville provides students age 16 to 24 with another chance at life by putting them on a career path to better their future.
In some European countries, it is not uncommon for customers to bring their pets into restaurants as they dine. A new animal-friendly Batesville restaurant welcomes dogs and occasionally goats.
The Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity is underfunded, and the woodworkers of Oxford are trying to fix that. On Feb. 11, Oxford University United Methodist Church held a charity auction and dinner, featuring original pieces made by woodworkers from the church’s congregation and the LOU community.
Oxford Vintage has faced transitions and challenges since the company was founded in 2008 by two Ole Miss students who wanted to cater to a fashion-forward crowd.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Oxford is growing and expanding. In the past year, the church at 403 University Ave., has been renovated to add space for more mass attendees. There are approximately 400 families within the parish, and the building had limited space.