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April 18, 2016

Mama's Girl! 5 Amazing Black Woman-Owned Businesses Ran By Mother-Daughter Duos

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams

There are many Black woman-owned businesses in the United States, and as a demographic, they continue to be the fastest growing group of successful entrepreneurs. But how many of them are owned by mothers and their daughters?

Here are 5 successful black-owned businesses owned by mothers/daughter teams.

#1 - "Soul Food Love": Mother-daughter team Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams (pictured above) wrote an organic soul food cookbook entitled, Soul Fool Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by 100 Years of Cooking in a Black Family. The book translates African-American family history through food and shows a powerful new way forward with delicious recipes and healthy habits.

#2 - Scrumpt: This company was founded by pediatrician and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UC Davis School of Medicine, Schery Mitchell-James and her daughter Bri James. The San Francisco-based duo sells low-cost nutritious meals and snacks along with healthy eating education for both children and parents.

#3 - "You Have No Idea": This is the title of a book writen by well-known actress Vanessa Williams and her mom, Heln. Released in 2013, the full title of the book is You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss and Each Other, and the book describes their lives, family, challenges and triumphs.

#4 - Takara: Takara Beathea is a self-taught fashion designer. Together with her daughter, Tamiya, they have opened several clothing, shoes, and accessory boutiques - TAKARA, Croix and Soko - in Chicago. Their creations are made from natural materials and are ethnically inspired in design.

#5 - Paige & Paxton: This mother/daughter business is owned by Kelley O. Williams and her mother Rachel Williams. Their company has created a K-2 curriculum that makes it easier to teach young students STEM skills.