Local Articles

  • Finally Open for Business

    by on November 25, 2009

    I can hardly believe Harmony Music Studio has been open for well over a month now. The last few months have been overwhelmingly busy and stressful, but the reward has far outweighed any hardship.

    Really, I have nothing to complain about…my husband was so su…

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    The Daddy of All Coffees

    by on October 23, 2009

    According to Lee Paterson, the founder of Hula Daddy Coffee, not all coffee is created equal.

    The words “pure Kona coffee” can be deceiving. For those who are coffee connoisseurs or just desire the morning cup to get your day started, know that the word “pure…

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    Finding Allies in your Community

    by on September 3, 2009

    In more prosperous times, businesses were advised to budget a good amount of money for marketing. During this economic downturn I have learned that while businesses scrape by, money for marketing is scarce and many innovative business owners are learning to re…

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  • Take Local Bigger with a Shop Local Campaign

    by on August 26, 2009

    Featuring your local ties can give you an advantage in local business. If you’re ready to go bigger with this concept, start a Shop Local campaign.

    Do Shop Local campaigns work? The research says yes. Let’s take Portland, Maine, as an example. In a 2007 surve…

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    Grant Competition Winners

    by on June 4, 2009

    We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Small Business United Grant Competition this morning. Congratulations to Ioana Sherman of Chapel Hill, N.C., the grand prize winner of the $25,000 business grant! She will also receive $2,500 in Intuit products an…

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    Building Harmony

    by on July 28, 2000

    Early last month, we announced the winners of our Small Business United Grant Competition. Music teacher Ioana Sherman of Chapel Hill, N.C., was the grand prize winner of a $25,000 business grant.

    I recently had a chance to catch up with Ioana and hear what…

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