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Blog Category:Small Business Stories

May 20, 2019

Old Mexican Inn: The Tale of Family, Success and… Orange Dip

Not many businesses, large or small, can say they’ve been in business for more than 75 years. That’s a huge feat, for any business to reach. When our team set out to research businesses with compelling stories to share during our Top 10 town trip across the country, Old Mexican Inn in Corsicana, Texas stood out to us for that fact. Not only has the business been open since 1941, but it has been owned and operated by the same family since it began.

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April 23, 2019

Marketing Small Business in a Small Town: Neco Boutique

In our “Small Business Stories” series, we hit the road to interview small business owners about their unique journeys. Each story provides inspiration and insights, while shining a spotlight on the passionate small business owners who are so critical to our economies and our communities.

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April 22, 2019

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Biddeford, Maine and Washington, North Carolina are separated by roughly 800 miles, yet both are defined by the Atlantic Ocean and river tributaries that meander near these communities.

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April 9, 2019

How a baby is like a brewery and other observations from Banded Brewing

Ian McConnell has a parent’s perspective on opening a small business. He is the owner of Banded Brewing in Biddeford, Maine, one of the towns the Small Business Revolution stopped at on the Top 10 Town Tour.

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April 2, 2019

Small Business Owner Struggles

For the new “Small Business Tips” series, we met one-on-one with inspiring entrepreneurs all across America. Each one shares actionable insights and lessons to help other small business owners overcome some of their biggest (and most common) challenges.

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March 29, 2019

Mom and Pop Shops Can Make a Comeback, With Our Support

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. I remember my mom taking us to the local bakery for cookies, the flower shop to get our corsages and boutonnieres for high school formals, and the local grocery store to get our food for the week – always the ham salad for my dad.

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March 19, 2019

Speed Dating: Small Business Revolution Style

They come into the room holding photos, or sometimes food, other times notes they want to share. You can see their hands shaking, hear their voices crack. Sitting in front of four strangers, trying to describe their business and their need for help in a scant 45 minutes.

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March 18, 2019

The Rachel Special: Rachel K’s Bakery gives small businesses a lesson in charitable giving

When she quit her corporate job, Rachel Midgette knew she wanted to start making breads and pastries, her real passion. She began baking to sell at the local farmers market in 2010, starting out of her home, which had to be inspected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. After selling at the Washington, N. C. market for a few years, she expanded to nearby farmers markets and convenience stores. With three ovens and two refrigerators taking up her home space, she decided to pursue opportunities elsewhere. After a quick stint co-locating with a coffee shop, she bought and renovated her current space, which now houses Rachel K’s Bakery.

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January 8, 2019

How One Artist-Turned-Entrepreneur is Changing Lives in Camas, WA

Cameron Potts, Vice President of Communications for Deluxe Corporation, has met a lot of inspiring small business owners over the years. Elida Field, whose work as an artist and teacher has literally changed lives, is no exception.

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October 7, 2018

LuciAnna’s Pastries

When you walk into LuciAnna’s Pastries located on East Broadway in Alton, Illinois, you are overwhelmed by the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked goodies. The smell of chocolate wafts through the air, emanating from the brownies or the orange mocha cookies or quite possibly the chocolate ganache where the owner dips almond horns.

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