Lori Hight was one of those people who gravitated to all things art as a child; she was the little girl drawing and painting while everyone else was outside playing baseball. She was known in her family as the artsy one, and made all her birthday and holiday cards from scratch from the time she can remember. […]
From her first day on the job at an upscale surf and turf restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, Christine Ruch knew she had found her niche. Even though she was only 18, “I knew right away that food was my calling and I was never going to do anything else.” Fresh Thymes Eatery is the culmination of Christine’s […]
“Everybody said, ‘No don’t take it, nothing ever survived in that space,’ but I thought I could make it work,” Patty Ross says, thinking back to when she bought the three storefronts on 9th Street in Boulder that are now Clutter Consignment. That was 2009, and she is more than happy to have proved the naysayers wrong. […]
When they were in their 20s, Kevin Natapow and Jenny Langenbach worked together in the NGO world in Kathmandu, Nepal. The work resonated deeply with them but they longed to effect meaningful social change at home in the US. While on a multi-day Himalayan trek, they had an epiphany. Kevin and Jenny decided to open a small […]
Today’s business insight comes from Deana O’Brien, co-owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Boulder. She and her mother, Diane Ward, own and operate the bakery franchise. The two women have diverse backgrounds, so I was curious to know about the switch to the sweet life of business ownership. Here’s their story: Inspiration: Diane worked for […]
In lieu of our recent flood disaster here in the Boulder area, let’s take a moment to appreciate the wonders that can develop through community support and involvement. Though the flood has destroyed so many homes and belongings, the local public has really banned together in an incredible effort to help. It’s great to see […]
Still think Foursquare is just a silly little game? Think again. They’ve raised $20 Million, taking their value to $95 Million. If you’re a merchant, this is good news for you.
Cause-marketing can become more reliable, trackable and credible with the use of the right tools. Tivix and Giveo are a few examples.