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Downtown Seattle gyroscope store owner says city officials ‘have to do their job’

Escalating crime and recent shootings in downtown Seattle along Third Avenue prompted the owner of a local bakery to close the location on that street because she feared her employees might be safe. Loyal listener and owner of a gyro shop near downtown Seattle, Layla Farange, told KIRO 7 TV this week that she felt […]

Debt consolidation market by 2029

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60% of small businesses raise their prices due to high inflation. But what about New Jersey?

February 15, 2022, 12:11 p.m.Updated 2 hours ago Through: News 12 Staff A new survey shows that about 60% of small businesses are raising prices – the highest percentage in nearly 50 years. The news comes as inflation sits at 7.5%, the highest number in 40 years. Small business owners continue to struggle to stay […]

This Seattle bakery sells vegan treats and funds self-help efforts

The pandemic has caused many people to do a lot of soul-searching, leading some to make life-altering decisions. A biochemist from Seattle quit her lab job to follow her passion for baking. An industrial-sized mixer makes noise as it whips up chickpea water that will turn into meringue. Once puffed, it will stand on the […]

Eleven for 22: Seattle’s big problems ahead

Two weeks ago I set some markers – not predictions – for the New Year. I would now like to explore some specific issues that will affect Seattle and Washington. Amazon. The city and state’s largest employer faces many challenges beyond the dislike of Seattle City Council. With founder Jeff Bezos stepping down to focus […]

Ritual brings high, dark, experimental fashion to Capitol Hill

If you’ve ever walked near Pike and Broadway in Capitol Hill, you’ve probably been there Ritual – a brick and mortar store with striking all-black sets displayed in the large window. This quirky lifestyle boutique was co-founded in 2018 by Sarah Williams and William Rheinhardt, two fashion retail veterans who quit their corporate jobs to […]

Thanksgiving 2021 store hours: what’s open and closed in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – Need a break from eating Thanksgiving turkey, watching football, and washing dishes? Here’s an idea: Get the family together and go for an hour or two of holiday shopping at some stores in Hackettstown. While a majority of stores will remain closed on November 25, several will be open to shoppers looking […]

SE Portland stores thousands of dollars in merchandise after break-in | Local News

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – A local store that features dozens of shops has lost thousands of dollars in merchandise after several break-ins this week. Urbanite owner Raquel Coyote said it all happened early Monday morning. Surveillance footage shows two people breaking into the store, one of them going to retrieve the jewelry case. She says […]

Minority-owned businesses hit by the pandemic

Credit: (Courtesy of Jabari Mofford)Jabari Mofford, owner of the Health Food and Herb Center in Newark The Health Food and Herb Center on Broad Street in Newark has helped provide for generations of the Mofford family and has been a constant presence in the Central Ward for 47 years. The store, just before the onset […]

Thailand’s Quarantine Island Experience Shows (Modest) Results

PHUKET, Thailand – Three months ago, with great fanfare, Thailand launched a campaign to revive its crucial tourism industry by allowing visitors who follow strict COVID-19 protocols to roam freely on the resort island of Phuket . The so-called Phuket Sandbox program has effectively turned Thailand’s largest island into a quarantine area for foreign tourists […]

Central Michigan Life – Fashion Merchandising and Design Students Explore Diversity and Sustainability During Detroit Design Month

Students, faculty and alumni of fashion merchandising and design at Central Michigan University explored the impact of fashion at CMU’s 2021 Detroit Design Month exhibit. “It has been an honor to participate in one of the state’s largest cultural events,” said Michael Mamp, professor of fashion and design merchandising. “It’s an opportunity to bring notoriety […]

Despite adversity, White Center is a beacon of civic pride

It is a place that has embraced the nickname “Rat City”. Maybe it’s ironic, or proud to be a little rough around the edges. But these days, Rat City – or White Center, as it’s better known – faces tough challenges. Half a block of its business district along Southwest 16th Avenue remains closed after […]

As situation at Point Roberts turns ‘catastrophic’, Governor Inslee pushes Biden to open border

Governor Jay Inslee calls on President Biden to make an exception for Point Roberts, so that the border of the small enclave community can be immediately opened to vaccinated Canadians. The small town of Washington sits on a lonely tongue of land which is only accessible by water – or by traveling approximately 25 miles […]

Convenience Store Delivery Startup Lula Partners With Uber To Bring Technology To All 50 States

Delivery subscription service Lula, which allows convenience stores from chains like 7 eleven to local convenience stores to list the stocks to be delivered locally, has partnered with Uber to provide service to stores across the country. Lula co-founder Adit Gupta (which closed the real-time evaluation app Vyb amid the coronavirus pandemic) saw his family’s […]

Repair Revolution: Disrupting the Auto Repair Industry with Radical Transparency

It’s been just under 10 years since the opening of Eli Allison Repair revolution in the SoDo district. The place is easy to spot – adorned with a Pride flag, Black Lives Matter banner, and a host of stickers included. You know at the entrance that no matter who you are, you will be welcome […]

The battle for digital privacy is reshaping the Internet

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple introduced a pop-up for iPhones in April that asks people for their permission to be tracked by different apps. Google recently announced its intention to disable tracking technology in its Chrome web browser. And Facebook said last month that hundreds of its engineers were working on a new method of serving […]

Small businesses continue to struggle as West Seattle Bridge remains closed

The West Seattle Bridge is not expected to reopen until mid-2022. SEATTLE – It’s been over 18 months since the West Seattle Bridge closed. For residents of West Seattle, trying to leave or return during rush hour can sometimes take two or three times longer than their normal commute. For some business owners, this extra […]

Old School Frozen Custard closes on Capitol Hill after 12 years

Sad news for local custard fans. Sunday August 22 was the last working day for Old fashioned ice cream, the 12-year-old dessert destination on Capitol Hill, with owners citing the challenges of the pandemic as the main reason for the shutdown. “Like many small businesses impacted by the complexities of Covid, Old School has reached […]

Store owner wants merchandise back as bike thefts increase in Oklahoma City

Bike thefts have become more common in Oklahoma City, and the owners of Ride OKC just want their merchandise back. also a Bluetooth speaker, ”said Ryan Fogle, owner of Ride OKC. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn significant traffic to small businesses. “The pandemic has actually improved our business,” Fogle said. “Riding a bike is a […]

Amazon aims to help small businesses avoid landfill returns

Amazon launched two new programs last week that it predicts will keep 300 million products in service each year, furthering its circular economy goals. Small businesses will be able to resell returned merchandise as used on Amazon, and they will be able to offload the management of returns and surplus merchandise to Amazon and its […]

Amid the pandemic, wine clubs offered a path to financial survival

EARLY JULY, around twenty people gathered on the terrace of the Surrell restaurant to celebrate the launch of a new subscription wine club, Surrell bottles. They mingled on the paved courtyard under Japanese-style pergolas, munching on miniature tacos and duck rillettes on toast, while tasting the club’s monthly top picks, served by sommelier Zach Geballe, […]

Phase I of the level crossings at Raritan station is now 70% leased

Crossings at Raritan Station press release: July 23, 2021 RARITAN, NJ – Accurate Builders & Developers’ commitment to transforming neighborhoods and improving the lives of residents is playing out in Raritan, NJ, where the company’s new crossovers at Raritan Station are quickly delivering on their promises. Hailed as a pioneering moment for the borough when […]

Intentionalist: Local spots for frozen summer treats

by Kristina Rivera The intentionalist is based on a simple idea: where we spend our money matters. We make it easy to find, learn and support small businesses and the various people who support them through day-to-day decisions about where we eat, drink and buy. #SpendLikeItMatters We are living the wonderful time of year that […]

Bobae: One stop shop for your coffee and boba needs

When I first walked into Bobae Coffee & Tea in Woodinville, I immediately noticed a difference. Instead of the usual espresso choices listed on the wall, I found options like Nitro Jasmine Silver Tip Milk Tea, White Chocolate Lavender Milk Tea, and Japanese Ceremonial Matcha Lemonade. Before I could even feel overwhelmed, I was greeted […]

Seattle-based startup Intentionalist partners with Apple to direct customers to LGBTQ businesses on the Maps app

During the Intentionalist Spend With Pride event. (Intentionalist photo) Intentionalist, a Seattle-based startup that promotes small business, has partnered with Apple to connect users to LGBTQ-owned businesses through its Guides feature on the Maps app. With the “Spend With Pride” guide, available on iPhone, iPad and Mac, users in Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Los […]