on February 2, 2012
The Cleanery is New Mexico’s only Green Business Bureau-certified dry cleaner. Its green practices not only have helped the company to avoid many of the environmental and health concerns associated with using traditional dry-cleaning methods, but also have …Read » Views: 2,004
on January 24, 2012
Digital publishing, intense competition from Amazon.com, and other factors have made it more difficult than ever for small bookstores to turn a profit. Even large national chains have struggled, sometimes mightily, as demonstrated by Borders recently closing a…Read » Views: 3,960
on January 6, 2012
Many small businesses claim to care about their communities. But not all consistently prove it.
Nick’s Pizza & Pub of Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois has a distinguished track record of community involvement. As a result, long-time patrons of the gener…Read » Views: 1,698
on January 4, 2012
The small-business community has enjoyed an anything-but-cordial relationship with Amazon.com since the e-commerce pioneer launched in 1995. Beyond the challenge Amazon poses to traditional bricks-and-mortar stores simply by virtue of its size and presence, ma…Read » Views: 1,869
on December 26, 2011
Helping new small businesses get off the ground is what inspires Adrian Brion (pictured) to get out of bed each morning.
And fortunately for Brion and his three employees at Form-A-Corp, the office may soon be filled with the friendly voices of new colleagues…Read » Views: 1,759
on December 20, 2011
Print newspapers may be in a downward spiral, but hyperlocal websites seem to be heating up. Online independent community news sites — West Seattle Blog, The Batavian, and Baristanet, to name a few — have built substantial readerships and profitable relati…Read » Views: 2,337
on December 17, 2011
It’s one of the oldest truths of the culinary art — food prepared with love always tastes better.
For more than a decade, Billie Baird has lovingly baked her signature decadent desserts for customers who are always treated like family.
Now it’s finally …Read » Views: 1,658
on December 9, 2011
In return for helping others go green in their businesses, Rhonda Bantom is being rewarded with some green of her own.
Bantom’s Detroit, Michigan-based Bantom Global Industries — a contract manufacturer and supplier of alternative and renewable energy produc…Read » Views: 1,892