That small business you love is more fragile than you think

Reporter Tammy Swift and host Thomas Evanella discuss how a beloved small business was put in a big bind.


In this episode of the InForum Business Beat Podcast, reporter Tammy Swift discusses her recent story detailing difficulties facing Michele LaHaise-Bate, owner of specialty bakery Michele's Table.

LaHaise-Bate has found herself in a bind after learning from her property owner that she will need to vacate her current space by March 31. It's a situation similar to one that many small businesses face, revealing how fragile they may be.

Michele LaHaise-Bates is frantically looking for a new spot for her business, Michele's Table, after learning the complex that houses her current commercial kitchen will be razed for storage units.

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