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Grandview Shop Focuses on Nature

Grandview Shop Focuses on Nature
Nestled on bustling Grandview avenue is a little piece of nature. Accent on Nature, 1435. Gradview Ave., creates a unique retail storefront highlighting the beauty of our natural world. “We concentrate on all things natural,” store owner Angela Zeigler says. Accent on Nature carries rocks,...
April 1st, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Willowbeez Soulveg Serves Up Vegetarian Soul Food

Willowbeez Soulveg Serves Up Vegetarian Soul Food
If you’ve been to the 400 W. Rich Farmers Market you’ve probably noticed the lines at Willowbeez Soulveg. Carnell Willoughby cooks up the vegetarian and vegan soul food that has become a hit with the market crowd. When it’s affordable and available Willoughby uses local produce to create...
March 31st, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award
Social Entrepreneurship is the identification of a social problem and the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices to create a social venture aimed at solving the problem. Social entrepreneurs are important to the community and to the world, as they work to achieve social change through non-traditional...
March 28th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Local Creatives Pen Book to Help Others Start Their Businesses

Local Creatives Pen Book to Help Others Start Their Businesses
Starting a business is full of learning experiences. Some decisions are good, some are bad and some you may never understand why you made, but two local creatives with a thriving business are aiming to help fellow artisans take some of the guesswork out of the process. These are Things founders Jen...
March 28th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success
From zesty chipotle sliders to decadent blackberry sage donuts, The Food Fort’s first annual showcase attracted hundreds of hungry attendees eager for an introduction to the diversely talented “foodie-preneurs” that call The Food Fort Home. “We spent months coordinating so many moving parts,”...
March 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Jackpot Treats Bakes Up Vegetarian Goodies for Pups

Jackpot Treats Bakes Up Vegetarian Goodies for Pups
People aren’t the only ones with food allergies. Man’s best friend can be sensitive to many of the same allergens as humans. Protecting the sensitive pups, local dog lover Liz Martin created vegetarian treat line, Jackpot Treats. “I wanted the treats to be very allergen conscious,”...
March 26th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals
As Trident Design helps inventors turn design ideas into reality, crowdfunding campaigns are an increasingly popular part of the process. To better serve their clients, Founder Chris Hawker decided Trident should run their own Indiegogo campaign. Many startups dream of reaching their funding goals...
March 25th, 2014 | Announcements, Business Profiles | Read More

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business
Passing on a family business is a complex and delicate process – and one that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. An expert on the topic, Conway Center for Family Business Co-Founder Bea Wolper answers The Metropreneur’s questions on how to pass on a family business. [M] How can a business...
March 24th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More