on October 31, 2011
The second winner of our October Love A Local Business Hiring Grants is Ferrin Accounting. Congratulations! The business has been a fixture on Main Street in Platte City, Missouri for over three decades. Longtime employee Frank Freiss bought the business in 20…Read » Views: 1,471
on October 28, 2011
Rich and Alice Rathjen wanted to be franchise owners of Monster Mini Golf so much that they packed up their belongings and relocated from New York to Pennsylvania. Their dream came true in 2009, when they opened a putt-putt course near Pittsburgh.
The Rathj…Read » Views: 3,328
on October 26, 2011
Halloween is a howl for Barbara Beltaire. Throughout the month of October, patrons of Barbarella, her popular restaurant and bar in La Jolla, Calif., are met by a choir of mummies on the sidewalk, a rubber corpse in the window, and a mechanical werewolf at the…Read » Views: 3,749
on October 20, 2011
Aspiring retailers, take note: What you sell may not be as important as where you sell it. Choosing the right location is often crucial to creating a successful store, because customers won’t stop or come inside unless they feel comfortable in the neighborho…Read » Views: 2,944
on October 20, 2011
Whether they’re cheering for the underdog or standing firmly behind the little guy, small-business organizations, associations, membership programs, and advocacy groups provide valuable support, resources, and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. …Read » Views: 2,963
on October 19, 2011
Pictured: WEBIT Services team. Photo courtesy of WEBIT Services, Inc.
With fall in the air and the holidays around the corner, many small business owners are preparing for the busy season and mapping out goals for the next year. To help small business owner…Read » Views: 1,619
on October 14, 2011
Pictured: Owners Brad and Jen Stanke. Photo courtesy of Marie’s Bed & Biscuit.
Marie’s Bed & Biscuit in Charlotte, MI has won the $50,000 Grand Prize in Intuit’s Love A Local Business grant competition. The company became a finalist to win the G…Read » Views: 1,310
on October 13, 2011
San Francisco is one of the best-known cities in the world, famous for its unique architecture, cable cars, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The 94103 zip code, which includes the SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood, had the second-highest number of unique business…Read » Views: 1,591