We'll give a "shout out" to one local small business each week. All you need to do to participate is fill out this form.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Learn more about this Creve Couer business in this week's Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Dennis and Robin Tidwell, owners of All on the Same Page Bookstore. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the form here. When was the business founded?: "July 23, 2011, opened October 1, 2011." How did your business come to be?: "Dennis thought we had too many books and offhandedly mentioned that we should open a bookstore. Robin thought it was a great idea, and it took off from there - within less than three months, the bookstore opened." Why did you choose the area you did?: "Robin's family, several generations back, lived in Creve Coeur; her great-great-grandfather used to farm just south of Olive where 270 is now located. Her …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about starting a business in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking business. Thinking about starting your own business, but not quite sure where to start? Patch wants to help you find answers to your questions this week, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Have a question? Ask our experts in the comment section below!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
No, there's not a catch. SCORE's experienced mentors will help you take your business to the next level.
When it comes down to it, behind just about every small business is an entrepreneur hoping to turn their passion into a paycheck. But, as many wise business advisers have noted: Hope is not a strategy. Business owners need support to turn dreams into reality. That's why Patch is pleased to announce a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit organization with 12,000 business experts nationwide who provide free mentoring to small business owners. The partnership makes sense because we believe that when local commerce grows, the whole community gets stronger. Patch already provides free listings for local businesses and other tools to help build local brands. Whether you're a 10-year-old jewelry designer or a 79-year-old who carves wood knives…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sisters open first-in-Missouri version of a studio mixing BYOB and art.
The last time you went out for a night on the town, you might have returned home with a doggy bag of leftovers, but not much else. A pair of Pattonville High School graduates are hoping the next time you go out, you'll come home with a painting. Sisters Patty Donaldson and Mary Schnure are co-owners of Painting With A Twist. It's the first Missouri franchise for the Louisiana based firm, which now has locations in 16 states. The Creve Coeur studio opens Thursday night at 12623 Olive Boulevard. The premise: you bring your own drinks and snacks, spend a few hours with friends and an art instructor, and leave with a painting. Franchise owners have 1600 designs to choose from when building their calendar, although private parties can select …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Peter Cohen is jumping into the coffee business.
Peter Cohen is a self-pronounced coffee hippie who's planning to trade nearly 15 years of banking for his own line of bold drinks. Cohen was among the vendors at the Clayton Farmer's Market on Saturday. "At the start of the year, I will be doing coffee full-time," said Cohen, a Creve Coeur resident whose roastery is in Fenton. On Saturday, a roasting machine churned beans as he spoke with market visitors and handed out cups of coffee. Cohen finds most St. Louis-area coffee to be bitter, but he wants his drinks to be bold without that element. He characterizes himself as a micro-artisan coffee roaster. Cohen also plays bass in a band. His company name—Stringbeans—combines the idea of strings on a musical instrument and that of coffee beans…
Monday, October 3, 2011
City resident hopes to support local authors.
After months of online posts sharing her journey toward opening a bookstore in Creve Coeur, reality started to hit Robin Tidwell in recent days. "Oh my god, we're really opening a bookstore," she recalled Saturday, a few minutes after she had officially done just that, at All On The Same Page Bookstore, 11052 Olive Blvd. The small, independent shop will sell new and used titles, and customers can earn store credit by bringing in their own books. Tidwell hopes to highlight local authors, and on Saturday, one of them was helping her. Tom Mee, Jr. a technical director on St. Louis Cardinals baseball telecasts on Fox Sports Midwest signed copies of his 2009 book, Cutting the Game: Inside Television Baseball from the Director's Chair. Tidwell …