Friday, November 23, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Montville? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Small business owner Linda Fuller offers tips for growing your business and offering more services to expand cliental .
There are many small businesses in Montville. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been in Montville for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. Small business owner Linda Fuller is no stranger to starting a business from the ground up. In her recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, she offers insight into how she expanded her business’s services from just flowers to wine, beer and gourmet gift baskets at Lake Anne Florist in Reston, VA. Homework must be done first, she said. “Research what’s compatible with your own products and services, what the current trends are and what your …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Montville?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Montville and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sandy interrupted its grand opening, but things are full steam ahead for new Lake Hiawatha bakery.
The official grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the CakeOver, a new bakery now open on North Beverwyck Road was held Oct. 23. Afterward, the family-owned business was supposed to spring to life. But then came interruptions: Superstorm Sandy and the nor'easter Athena. With weather adventures over, at least for the present, the new establishment focuses on getting to business—and helping Parsippany get to know the CakeOver. The new bakery is not your average cake and cookie concern: The CakeOver is the first gluten-free and specialty bakery to open its doors in Parsippany. Don't let the hyphenation scare you. “You do not have to be gluten-free to enjoy the free samples and the desserts the bakery has to offer," said Alison Teperman, the …