Business Profiles Articles
on October 31, 2012
Renting a retail storefront requires a lot of overhead, which can cause small-business owners to struggle to stay afloat, particularly in a sluggish economy. Debbie Dejesus found a solution: Close up shop and go mobile instead.
In May, Dejesus closed La Te Da…Read » Views: 1,697
on October 24, 2012
When Tina Montgomery’s husband began working for a seafood distribution company, T.H. Seafood, the family was suddenly awash in high-quality, fresh fish, a bounty they shared freely with their friends.
One day in 2004, Montgomery was chatting with one of t…Read » Views: 1,654
on October 18, 2012
Something about the town of Southern Pines, N.C., inspires small-business owners to find niche markets there and distinctive ways to serve them. Hirease, an employment screening company, is an excellent example.
Hirease founders Heidi and Paul Dent used to l…Read » Views: 1,447
on October 2, 2012
Nick’s Pizza & Pub is more than just a restaurant for owner Nick Sarillo (pictured), who started the small business in Crystal Lake, Ill., in 1995 and opened a second location in Elgin a decade later. Beyond making delicious pizzas, his goal has been to …Read » Views: 1,466
on September 27, 2012
Sadly, tragedy was the mother of invention for Mike Belsito. After helping plan his cousin’s funeral, he came up with eFuneral.com, a website that allows grieving families to comparison shop for funeral services. With co-founder Bryan Chaikin, Belsito recent…Read » Views: 1,576
on September 24, 2012
ClearStar Windshield Repair of Carmel, Ind., is the latest winner of a $5,000 grant in Intuit’s Love a Local Business Campaign.
“This is so cool!” says owner Paul Lawrence, who decided to begin working for himself nearly four years ago. “I had gotten …Read » Views: 1,425
on September 24, 2012
If you walk into a New York City bar during baseball season, you shouldn’t be surprised to see Yankees or Mets fans watching a game. But what about a large group cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals? Or, heaven forbid, a bunch of folks decked out in Boston R…Read » Views: 1,523
on September 13, 2012
If you have a list of email contacts or are in the process of gathering one, sending out a regular e-newsletter may be just what you need to increase interest from current and prospective clients.
When used correctly, “newsletters can be a great way to get …Read » Views: 2,141