Small Business

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After receiving a mainstream beauty box in the mail, Jasmine Harris found that she couldn’t use all of the products included. As a woman of color, traditional beauty marketers largely ignored her. Read More
Krista Craven and Christina Rogan found a direct path to the hearts (and stomachs) of thousands: old-fashioned homemade pie. From classics like Apple Crumb to innovations like Brownie Batter or Coconut Macaroon, the two-woman team of Cravin’ Pie is showing Minnesotans that pie isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Read More
Logan Ketterling is a business owner, a craftsman and most of all, a storyteller. And he’s accomplished all of this at age twenty. Read More


The founders of Tanzenwald Brewing Company have their roots in marine biology, dance, and theater—not what you’d typically expect of a brewing company. But in co-founder Jenaveve Pittman’s words, Tanzenwald’s business story “kind of starts with a love story.” Read More
Back in 1909, on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, Albert Abdallah knew he had the perfect recipe. A Lebanese native and newcomer to the country, he knew he would have to create a product with the highest quality to guarantee success. Read More
The owner and president of Vistabule, Bert Taylor, loved old-fashioned trailers, and after a friend told him to Google “teardrop trailers,” he found his calling. Taylor calls the traditional teardrop trailer “small, claustrophobic coffins.” So he set out to create one that was welcoming, the type of space people would want to live in. Read More
The Finnish Bistro, a popular neighborhood gathering spot in St. Anthony Park, is entering the new year showing off a fresh look, expanded seating and new services. Read More
If there was any doubt that there is a deep hunger among professionals of color for opportunities to connect, just check the attendance for the upcoming MSP Mingle. Read More
A group of four dozen Minnesota food startups and artisan producers are banding together to create excitement and promote sales for this year’s Small Business Saturday. Read More