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Small Business Story: A Jar of Pickles

When Kirstie Wang was in college enrolled in Public Health classes, she caught herself teaching herself Photoshop and Illustrator rather than focusing in class. She began a simple Etsy shop during this time to satisfy her creative side, but she didn’t stop there. Kirstie has pursued a career as a designer, and also dedicated herself…

Pay Artists Fair Wages

Ian Stearns started A Production Company because he believes in something different. He says that “for too long producers have lowered the bottom line onto the shoulders of artists.” He believes that a fair wage is central to giving artists the opportunity to succeed and create the next movement in American art. “I want more…

Sea & Ivy

Sea & Ivy, a digital design brand, was created by Morgan Dufault. Once she decided to become a stay at home mom, Morgan knew she was going to need to find something just for her. She needed something that had nothing to do with her role as a wife or mom, nothing to do with…

Metalsmith Society Celebrates 100K Followers

In February 2018, Corkie Bolton founded Metalsmith Society. Soon after its founded, Corkie realized she wanted to connect with other jewelers to share ideas, and chose Instagram to do so. She started Metalsmith Society, a community where people who are interested in jewelry making could ask questions, share their knowledge and support one another. Evidently…

Reaching Community with Coffee

Kelli Chun has a deep love for coffee and Hawaii is her home. As a way to engage with her community and share her love for coffee, she decided to start a mobile coffee business! She got her start by serving her coffee at her church each Sunday. But her hope is to build out…

Celebrating Over 100 Years of a Family Business in Chinatown

Established in 1891, Quong Yuen Shing was a business and cultural institution of New York City’s Chinatown. It sold everything from restaurant and laundry supplies, to silks and satins, to medicinal and dry goods, even becoming a wholesaler and distributor to the U.S. and overseas. The store also served as a post office for the men who…