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Togo’s, a “West Coast Original” since 1971 serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients, is aggressively targeting Oregon for expansion. The San Jose, Calif.-based sandwich chain has fueled its development plans based on recent success of its Oregon franchisees. Togo’s aims to open 25-30 restaurants throughout Oregon in cities such as Portland, Eugene, Hillsboro, [...]
Grant Lundberg is the grandson of one of the original co-founders of Lundberg Family Farms. Grant oversees more than 16,000 California acreas of organic rice fields that produce a wide variety of syrups, risottos and rice cakes. Eight of the nine company board members are in the Lundberg clan.
Savage Designs(TM) has released its first fashion and beauty collection including a complete line of ready-to-wear designs made from wild plant materials like stinging nettles, milkweed fibers, among other plants and Medicinal Clothing which has been infused with highly concentrated, wild medicinal plant dyes. The line includes the first, all-natural, organic hair extensions, Jungali DreadsTM [...]
Former chef Steve Ells opening his first burrito business in 1993. He continued to fine-tune his operation until it blossomed into Chipotle Mexican Grill. He is meticulous about sourcing fine ingredients that are grown naturally in a sustainable way. His efforts have changed the fast-food industry forever.
By Karen Mills, SBA Administrator As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our [...]
If rain or snow brings your bike rental business to a halt, you need to branch out and some fun nylon windbreakers, rain gear and umbrellas in your kiosk, stand or bike rack business. Don’t let weather slow down your earning power. Think of an option for that rainy–or sunny–day.
A customer comes into your shop or fills out your website information form and requests a lower price. Should you do it? Not without getting a benefit in return. Sure times have been tough and customers expect to get the world, but some negotiation must take place. You can offer a lower price if they [...]
Heath Ceramics is based in Sausalito, California and they are manufacturers who bring us the Medium Straight Glass, very mid century. The glass was created by Jane Lew in West Virginia. Each glass is handled by 10 artists who blow and finish every piece of the glass by hand.
Eric Pfeiffer created the clever desk for Offi State College, Pennsylvania.
The first class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), the free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run a business, culminated with presentations of business plans by 15 of the 35 designers who participated in the program. The event took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in [...]
Lindsey Adelman created the Branching Bubbles chandeliers and they are Brooklyn-born. The one of a kind fixtures featured handblown glass globes.