on November 30, 2011
When Monica Martinez debuted her “pre-Hispanic snackeria” at the San Francisco Street Food Festival in August, customers lined up to try her tacos stuffed with insects and larvae. “Don Bugito is a street-food project born as a continuation of my interest i…Read » Views: 4,142
on November 25, 2011
So you’re thinking about moving to another state. Perhaps you want to be closer to your family. Or you want to lower your cost of living. Or you’ve fallen in love with another city — or someone who lives in one. Or maybe you can save lots of money on shi…Read » Views: 2,427
on November 23, 2011
Pictured: Aqua Salon. Photo courtesy of Noel Buican.
Noel Buican of Aqua Salon has even more reason to give thanks this holiday weekend.
Her trendy hair and beauty salon in the Edgebrook community of Chicago, Illinois is the latest Love A Local Business wi…Read » Views: 1,822
on November 23, 2011
It can get lonely working from home every day. Coffeehouses aren’t the refuges they used to be: Baristas these days start giving the evil eye to anyone using a laptop for more than a half hour, suggesting you’d better buy a refill or scram. If you’re looki…Read » Views: 1,763
on November 17, 2011
Bath & Body Bistro in Albuquerque, NM is our first November Love A Local Business winner! Intuit is awarding the business with a $25,000 hiring grant. Congratulations!
The winning vote comes from Terri, who praises the company for its innovation: “The i…Read » Views: 2,224
on November 16, 2011
Independent businesses often don’t have the big marketing budget that bigger companies have, and they miss out on the Black Friday shopping stampedes that are common at big-box stores. Last season, American Express set out to help smaller enterprises earn more…Read » Views: 1,492
on November 14, 2011
Randy Yono had a hunch that, despite the recession, his family’s concept for a new barbecue restaurant and sports bar in downtown Detroit would work. He and his brothers set up shop just one block from Tiger Stadium and two blocks from Ford Field — and, wi…Read » Views: 4,514
on November 7, 2011
Heart and Soul Events in Frankfort, New York is our final October Love A Local Business grant winner! As a recipient of one of our nine $25,000 hiring grants, it joins WEBIT Services and Ferrin Accounting as finalists for the Grand Prize to be handed out in ea…Read » Views: 1,963