May 2, 2007
Sara’s back, in full swing with own shop

One year ago, fresh from 16 years in Los Angeles, Sara Rohlfsen, 41, returned to her native Iowa with the idea of opening a flower shop.She moved it into a building on the busy corner... more »

May 2, 2007
The Farmer’s Wife: a place of country charm

Omro - A lady from Iowa wondered if she'd heard correctly while shopping Friday at The Farmer's Wife, the tiny gift shop on the Roger and Donna Laabs farm near Omro.She'd laid down $41.90 to... more »

May 1, 2007
Buffalo Games Announces Unprecedented Product Line Expansion

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Games, the makers of multiple award-winning party games and jigsaw puzzles, have launched 3 card games, 9 new jigsaw puzzle series and an innovative puzzle preservation tool for 2007.The card games... more »

May 1, 2007
Angelic Solutions Soars to Heights Beyond Expectations

Centerville, Massachusetts - In business for less than a year, Marie Forland, artist and creator of Angelic Solutions, a Cape Cod-based art card and collectibles company, is enjoying a year of amazing growth and recognition.The... more »

April 30, 2007
Treasures await: Enterprising couple take over Marco store

Friends chortled and called them crazy when Dave and Rose Prasek quit their high-powered jobs in Chicago, sold their house and moved lock, stock and barrel to Marco Island.But the enterprising couple had a one-up... more »

April 30, 2007
Brooklyn’s own small biz beauty

For the millions of Americans who've struggled the past several years to become their own boss, few could imagine chatting on national television with Oprah Winfrey and promoting their product. But Lisa Price, the Brooklyn-bred... more »

April 30, 2007
Inspiration by design

Every time you walk into Black-Eyed Susan it's like a new store.The home furnishings store on Main Street in Yardley is constantly changing, thanks to the design tastes of owner Susan Taylor and retail manager... more »

April 30, 2007
In Search of Traffic

For small companies, just having a Web site isn't enough anymore. To be successful online, they must learn to harness one of the Web's most powerful tools: search engines.After all, search engines like Google Inc.,... more »

April 29, 2007
Microloans getting macro effect

Minneapolis -- Ana Chacon had a big decision to make.The 51-year-old immigrant from El Salvador successfully operates two Hispanic-themed gift shops in Minneapolis. But her kiosk at Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn., which she opened... more »

April 29, 2007
Family brings out ‘best’ in Burlingame; Bensons have history of charitable giving, civic involvement

Burlingame — What does it take to be the "Best of Burlingame?"How about owning a retail store that's been in business since 1915 and has a history of civic involvement and a steady record of... more »

April 29, 2007
Travel store opens downtown

Rapid City — Birdie Machacek is only three years old, but she has probably traveled more than most adult Rapid Citians.Last summer, she joined her parents, Bridget and Jon Machacek, on a trek to China... more »

April 29, 2007
Shop’s future looks even sweeter

At one time or another, many people entertain the idea of running their own company."You walk into any business and say, 'I could do this' or 'I could do that,' " said Amy Hauge, owner... more »

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