How Small Businesses Compete Regionally

Mocha My Day

QuickBooks Helps Coffee Caterer Brew Up a Marketing Plan

Few global industries are as crowded and cutthroat as coffee, where it can be tough for entrepreneurs to make their mark. But small-business success isn’t impossible, as Todd Reddeman, owner …

Bow Wow

Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Barks Up the Right Tree for Marketing Boost

Some businesses go to the dogs unintentionally. But Shauna Caudill’s operation went there purposefully from the start: The canine-loving entrepreneur turned her passion for pooches into a potentially profitable enterprise …

Handcrafted Honey Bee

QuickBooks Giving Handcrafted Honey Bee a Buzz

In the fall of 2013, Stacia Guzzo combined her background in teaching with her passion for body care products — from lip balms to clay masks — to launch a …

Frank Konyn Dairy

California Dairy Farm Milks Marketing Opportunity From QuickBooks

Nestled into the scenic agricultural preserve of San Pasqual Valley, Frank Konyn Dairy is a family-run farm with a success story like few others in Southern California today. “My parents …

Solo Eyewear

QuickBooks Helps SOLO Eyewear Achieve Its Vision

In 2011, while an MBA student at San Diego State University, Jenny Amaraneni was inspired to do more than just start a business. She set out to change the world. …

Ana Ono

QuickBooks Helps Breast Cancer Survivor Market Her Brave New Business

On the eve of her 28th birthday, Dana Donofree was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, her life changed forever. Although her road to recovery was long and painful, …

Dye's Appliance

Dye’s Appliance Getting Marketing Repairs From QuickBooks

Serving residents of Kansas City, Mo., with pride and distinction for more than 50 years, Dye’s Appliance is a staple of its community that’s known for helping generations of locals …

Emkin Toys

QuickBooks Gives Emkin Toys New Marketing Tools to Play With

Being in the toy business is rewarding, but it isn’t all fun and games, says Emily Finegold, owner of Emkin Toys in Hatboro, Pa. Despite her creative genius and nearly …

Castle Island Brewing

Marketing Push on Tap for Castle Island Brewing

Beer is more than a beverage. It’s an experience. Or at least it should be, says Adam Romanow, founder of Castle Island Brewing Co. Romanow has a bold vision for …


ShopMieux Gets Some Marketing Muscle from QuickBooks

In 2013, ShopMieux opened its physical and digital doors as a consignment shop that caters to women seeking secondhand clothing worldwide. The Dallas-based small business has done well to date, …


There’s a Worldly Buzz Ahead for Athena Study Abroad

Stacy McKay Benander believes that a more educated world is a more peaceful world. To help cultivate greater awareness of and appreciation for the world’s many diverse cultures, Benander started …

Chicago Pizza Boss

There’s a Buzz Blowing Into the Windy City for Chicago Pizza Boss

When it comes to pizza, Chicago is not a town to be trifled with. Chicagoans take pizza as seriously as they take sports. And they’re the ultimate judges of a …

Brooklyn General

There’s a Buzz Brewing for Brooklyn General Store

Charmingly tucked away on a commercial block of Union Street, just west of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a small business inspired a decade …


Local Buzz Comes Just in ‘Thyme’ for Wisconsin Small Business

Although one of the biggest food trends of 2014 is eating locally sourced, organic, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, personal chef Patricia Mulvey says many buyers of fresh produce aren’t …

Tim Williamson

New Orleans Nonprofit Offers Local Lessons on Building a Small Business

Tim Williamson left his native New Orleans in 1987 to pursue a career in finance and then in television/video marketing. When he returned to his hometown in the late 1990s to …

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