Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Learn more about this Ellisville business in this week's Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Larry Kolker, owner of Dan's Fan City. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the form here. When was the business founded?: "30 years ago." How did your business come to be?: "The original owner was a vp at Emerson Fan Co. here in St. Louis and decided to open his own fan store after leaving Emerson." What kind of services do you offer?: "We are a ceiling fan store that can take care of almost anything that relates to a ceiling fan." What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?: "We can offer you thousands of custom designs to match your home decor. It's build a fan to your taste." What do you want your …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Learn more about the Ballwin business in this Q&A with Store Manager Marla Fisher.
The following answers were provided by Marla Fisher, store manager for Bethesda Thrift Shop in Ballwin. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out you can fill out the form here. This is Bethesda Thrift Shop-Ballwin's Facebook page. When was the business founded? "Bethesda Lutheran Communities was founded in 1904 in Watertown, WI. Our thrift shop opened in Ballwin in June, 2008." How did your business come to be? "The thrift shops began to raise money to help the people we serve with intellectual disabilities. Our clients are on disability insurance but that does not cover all their needs. One hundred percent of our net profit goes to purchase special hearing aids, dentures, wheelchairs and provide …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to one local small business each week. All you need to do to participate is fill out this form.
Friday, April 26, 2013
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about starting a business in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking business. Thinking about starting your own business, but not quite sure where to start? Patch wants to help you find answers to your questions this week, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Have a question? Ask our experts in the comment section below!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tide Dry Cleaners opened in December. However, some small business owners are concerned about Procter & Gamble trying to clean up their customers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
As previously reported by Patch, real estate developer Brian Bruce and his father, Bill Bruce, opened their first dry cleaning shop at 14434 Clayton Road in Ballwin on Dec. 8. The store, Tide Dry Cleaning, is reportedly a franchise of Procter & Gamble. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As reported by the St. Louis Business Journal, Brian Bruce is set to spend $5 million to launch a total of eight dry cleaning stores in the St. Louis area. The Ballwin location, on Clayton Road, just west of Woods Mill Road, is the first. Now, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Procter & Gamble's push into the St. Louis area dry cleaning market has mom-and-pop operators worried they may be forced out of business. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The city is revamping a program that gives discounts at city businesses to residents who are members at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons.
Want 10 percent off at 6 North Cafe? Flash the key fob you got when you joined The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. How about 30 days free at Curves of Ballwin? Show'em your resident ID card from The Pointe. It's part of a years-old program in Ballwin called "Shop Ballwin First" that fell into decline and has been revamped since summertime with the arrival of Jessica Crawley, a recreation specialist at The Pointe. "It's an ongoing program, but we've had some businesses that have fallen off," Crawley said. "When I was hired, one of my duties was to revamp the program." Since she started working on it, the number of businesses participating in Shop Ballwin First has climbed from about 10 to 28. They're listed on the city's website and include …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
No, there's not a catch. SCORE's experienced mentors will help you take your business to the next level.
When it comes down to it, behind just about every small business is an entrepreneur hoping to turn their passion into a paycheck. But, as many wise business advisers have noted: Hope is not a strategy. Business owners need support to turn dreams into reality. That's why Patch is pleased to announce a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit organization with 12,000 business experts nationwide who provide free mentoring to small business owners. The partnership makes sense because we believe that when local commerce grows, the whole community gets stronger. Patch already provides free listings for local businesses and other tools to help build local brands. Whether you're a 10-year-old jewelry designer or a 79-year-old who carves wood knives…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The new Nissan Dealership on Manchester Road has some sizable additions since the building's days as home to a furniture story.
There was no shortage of flair at the ribbon-cutting for the new Nissan dealership in Ballwin, which now has the company’s largest car dealership in the Midwest, company representatives said Thursday. The 50,000 square foot space may look daunting, with a chrome exterior that houses four customer lounges, including a café, children’s game room, wifi “quiet” room and TV lounge, as well as a vehicle service area and a women's boutique — and oh yes, space outdoors for a few hundred Nissan cars. With food, live music and memorable additions like a “human roll-out red carpet,” the car dealership no doubt made an impression on an estimated 200-plus guests in attendance. General Manager Bill Haegele called the facility a “dream come true” that …