Business Stories

November 23, 2016

5 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday, a program started by American Express in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support local and small businesses. According the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. generating 54% of all U.S. sales and 55% of all U.S. jobs.…

October 7, 2014

Ben Esner Photography’s Story

BEN ESNER/BEN ESNER PHOTOGRAPHY New York, NY Occupation: Photographer Years as own boss: 1.5 In his own words: “I knew photography was more than just a hobby, when I realized I was seeing the world differently. I saw the light, people and buildings differently. It was a whole new experience than how I visualized things…

September 10, 2014

Sonoma Forge’s Story

CHRIS ROSANO/VP, SONOMA FORGE Petaluma, CA Founded: 1999 In his own words: “People love faucets. And ours are so unique, there’s nothing like it on the market. Everything is made in CA, made the USA, and customers love that. You tell us what you want, we’ll hammer it out and deliver.” Sonoma Forge Story: Ever…

August 14, 2014

Corrine Weddings’ Story

Corrine Crocker-Luby, Corrine Weddings. Glastonbury, CT Occupation: Wedding Planner Years as own boss:  14 years In her own words: “Being a wedding planner, I’m almost like a guidance counselor. I love the logistics, taking nothing, and creating someone’s perfect day. Plus, I love flowers and dresses and all the pretty stuff.” Corrine’s Story: Something old, something…

April 29, 2014

Eye Candy Lashes, a Flint success story

Kalee Przybylak has been helping people look and feel beautiful in Tinsel Town and beyond for over 20 years. After several bad experiences with banks and credit card processing companies, Przybylak decided to give Flint a shot.