Sue and Kevin Burns never dreamed that a botched batch of laundry would turn their world upside down. That’s exactly what happened when Kevin accidently washed one of Sue’s wool sweaters, rendering it useless. Unless…Sue began thinking…she could someone reuse the beautiful wool and make something for her daughter. And that was the beginning of Baabaazuzu, a little company that started from one useless article of clothing.
That was in 2007 and today, Baabaazuzu is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of fashionable clothes for women. The company has received six SBA guaranteed loans to grow the business. The most recent loans, approved in 2011, helped the company with inventory and marketing. Baabaazuzu also received a State Trade and Export Promotion grant administered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and funded by the SBA. The grant enabled the company to participate in a Canadian trade mission. The trade mission was a complete success with... Read More