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We The People brings the best from crowdfunding to one location

What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. In 2015, more than $34 billion was raised worldwide by crowdfunding. In today’s world, the business of … well … business takes many forms.Many entrepreneurs take… Continue reading We The People brings the best from crowdfunding to one location

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The Wheel Deal

Years ago, Jennifer and Dave Kube bought a 1963 Airstream trailer so they could take their then-2-year-old on outdoor adventures with ease. After a few expeditions, Jennifer Kube, a hairstylist, began to wonder if an Airstream could be converted into a mobile hair salon. She’d been in the business for nearly a decade at that… Continue reading The Wheel Deal

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Snap to It!

Ten years ago, would you have believed that there would be museums dedicated to selfies? Embracing the ever-rising social media wave in new and innovative ways, these spaces are more interactive than typical galleries and exhibitions at other museums – and are instead tailored to provide the most dynamic backdrops for visitors to snap picture-perfect… Continue reading Snap to It!

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Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Bringing fair-trade products to area residents is Zee Bee Market owner Julio Zegarra-Ballon’s passion. After a promotion brought him to St. Louis, he learned about Partners for Just Trade, a Fair Trade Federation member local organization that was working exclusively with Peruvian artists. Although Zegarra-Ballon had been working in corporate America for two decades, after… Continue reading Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

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Building Good Buzz

Blanche “Bee” Kern knows that beauty is found in the details. It’s perhaps one of the reasons behind the wild success of a business she started her sophomore year of college called The Honeycomb. “A passion to create beautiful things” led her to begin creating hairpieces, including floral garlands, pins, crowns and a small selection… Continue reading Building Good Buzz

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Make My Holliday

When customers walk into Holliday in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, they’re met with inviting smells wafting from candles, the warm ambiance that radiates from the store’s interior architecture and neutral-toned furniture and displays. In their latest venture in the CWE, the McPheeters family now serves a trifecta of businesses with the opening of… Continue reading Make My Holliday

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A Novel Idea

UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born every day around the world, and an estimated 264 million children aren’t getting an education. What if each of those babies were given a library card and access to his or her local library’s resources right from day one? St. Louis County Library is making… Continue reading A Novel Idea

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For the Love of Art

Sarah Kelley and Mary Beth Bussen have known each other for more than 20 years, but they never dreamed they’d be running a shop together. But here, in 2019, the duo operates Union Studio in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights neighborhood, selling a wide variety of handcrafted goods and fine art. The best part? Everything in… Continue reading For the Love of Art