Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

small business

Lindsay Topp is the force behind BluPaisley in Nisswa and one of three finalists for the $50,000 Destination Downtown Business Contest. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown Spotlight: BluPaisley eyes expansion opportunity
11 hours 36 min ago
November 14, 2018
Mark Nesheim, who operates Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, has visions for a homestyle bakery, diner and catering company in downtown Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2018
Joy Potthoff (left) and her granddaughter Marie Kirsch make cookies at her home in Nisswa. Kirsch is a finalist in the Destination Downtown contest with her Knotty Pine Bakery, inspired by her grandmother’s baking. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Finalists vie for 2nd Destination Downtown business prize
October 27, 2018 - 7:00am
September 11, 2018
US small business optimism just hit its highest level in history
September 11, 2018 - 6:27pm
September 5, 2018
Seated in the lobby of her Greenheck Auto Glass business on Washington Street in Brainerd, owner Karen Pederson knows she stands out in a field traditionally dominated by men. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Brainerd business owner breaks glass ceiling - Former employee buys auto glass business from founder
September 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
The two-story brick building off Superior Avenue in Randall is now home to The Old Creamery Quilt Shop, a creative and colorful endeavor to bring art and culture to the small town. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Mother-daughter profit from sew-sew work
September 5, 2018 - 11:00am
September 3, 2018
Ed Lipinski turned his hobby and passion for old cars and pickup trucks into a business, opening E-Z Chassis Swaps to sell kits he designed making it possible to mount older model pickup trucks on the chassis of Chevrolet S10 pickups. Tom Cherveny /Forum News Service
E-Z Chassis gives new life to pickups: Not to mention its small town Minnesota location
September 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
September 2, 2018
A customer tries a free sample of pain cream for her arthritis, and after bought a large container at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
First-of-it-kind Twin Cities hemp shop heightens curiosities
September 2, 2018 - 8:01am
August 31, 2018
The 80-acre campus “in the heart of Minnesota’s vacation land ... is the only self-contained, privately-owned hockey camp in the world,” according to Heartland Hockey Camp’s owners. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Deerwood ice hockey camp is fun for all - Olympian's dream keeps growing
August 31, 2018 - 10:47pm
August 21, 2018
Connor McCarthy and his puppy, Bentley, a Goldendoodle. McCarthy is an employee of Nina Hale, a Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency. Special to Forum News Service
Puppy owning employees of this Twin Cities company can now work from home thanks to new 'fur-ternity' leave policy
August 21, 2018 - 1:18pm
August 12, 2018
Kowalski's Market CEO Kris Kowalski Christiansen and her mom, Mary Kowalski, pose for a photo at their Woodbury store on July 19. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Five years after tragedy, Jim Kowalski's daughter keeps his legacy alive
August 12, 2018 - 7:00am
August 10, 2018
Brainerd High School graduate Aden Davis pours the flavoring on a jumbo shave ice Thursday, Aug. 9, at Mills Field. Davis prepared a business plan during his class with Rod Reuer during his junior year at high school. After graduating and destined for St. John’s, the soccer player and entrepreneur worked with his mom, purchased a trailer and started MinneSNOtaShave Ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
School project Yields Shave Ice Business
August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 29, 2018
Child care changes 'a good step forward'
July 29, 2018 - 10:00pm
July 27, 2018
Woodland Camo (source: gloryboats.com)
Arkansas company builds boats for your eternal send-off
July 27, 2018 - 11:39am
July 2, 2018
Inventor Greg Amundson holds a spool of InstraTrim, a caulking alternative he developed that is soon to be sold at Walmart, in his garage/lab in Scandia, Minn. on Wednesday, June 27. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota man invents new way to seal cracks then seals deal with major retailer
July 2, 2018 - 12:38pm
randomness