May 3, 2007
Dragonfly makes you smile

Amid the hustle and bustle of shoppers walking up and down busy State Street in Newtown, just beneath the sidewalk down a small flight of stairs sits a little store that you might or might... more »

May 3, 2007
Vineyard Decorators lures Islanders to shop at home

Vineyard Decorators recently unveiled a newly expanded design center and wide-ranging array of home furnishings, suitable for cottage or trophy house, aimed at keeping Islanders shopping locally.Although Vineyard Decorators has been in business for 33... more »

May 2, 2007
Tea shop becomes a weekly stop for sippers and diners in Aroostook County

In his novel "The Chosen," Chaim Potok writes: "Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things." Heidi Samuel lives by these words. And in central Aroostook County, so do a... more »

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 »

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