on January 21, 2013
American consumers love a good farmers market: The succulent fruits and vegetables. The tempting sights, sounds, and smells. The feeling of rubbing shoulders with neighbors and coming home with delicious, organic goods at reasonable prices.
For small-business…Read » Views: 309
on January 18, 2013
After serving eight years in the U.S. Navy, Danielle McCray wanted to start her own business as both a way to give back to her community of Florence, South Carolina, and to help secure a positive future for her son.
“When I got out of the Navy,” she remembers…Read » Views: 213
on January 14, 2013
The StartUp New York Coalition is an ambitious new organization intended to provide free assistance to small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. If your Big Apple-based enterprise took a hit from weather damage, power outages, or reduced customer activity…Read » Views: 291
on January 8, 2013
Each year, retail experts weigh in on the impact that e-commerce is having on traditional stores. Their current consensus: Local merchants who don’t offer their customers the option of ordering online are missing out on sales.
Indeed, early reports from com…Read » Views: 218
on December 27, 2012
“Auto repair is second nature to me,” admits Jerry Mallard, owner of American Automotive Repair. “My daddy had me under a car at seven years old … I’ve been in cars ever since.”
Working beneath the hood is Jerry’s greatest hobby and professional p…Read » Views: 200
on December 26, 2012
In 1981, Linda and Dennis Ronberg formed what would soon become known throughout Los Altos, California as Linden Tree Books. Originally specializing in children’s recordings, the establishment would richly evolve over the next three decades into a community …Read » Views: 192
on December 21, 2012
For Anna Fouts, the thought of becoming a locksmith never entered her mind — at least not until she was offered an opportunity to become one.
Having developed an unfortunate habit of locking herself out of her home and office, Anna became well acquainted ove…Read » Views: 280
on December 20, 2012
If there’s anything hotter than the weather in Phoenix, it’s one of the hottest new group fitness studios in the West. But for Serina Kappes, co-founder of In the RA Fitness, the process of turning a negative relationship with fitness into a positive one began…Read » Views: 208