Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Learn more about the Affton business in this Q&A with owner Donald Griffin.
The following answers were provided by Donald Griffin, owner of A Big Chill. 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 A Big Chill's Gamel's Facebook page. You can also follow A Big Chill on Twitter. When was the business founded? "We started the planning for the business in April 2009, but some issues with the buildings electricity didn't allow us to open until May 2010." How did your business come to be? "The idea started with a conversation that my father and I had while driving back from Mizzou from Spring Break. The conversation ended with the decision that we would buy and operate a shaved ice stand." Why did you choose the area you did? "My Grandfather …
Wednesday, May 1, 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!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Get your holiday shopping done while supporting South St. Louis County businesses and The Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry.
More than 15 local, small, women-owned businesses are gathering in the Concord neighborhood in December for a two-day shopping event. "Avoid the crazy malls and large retail chains. Buy local!" the event's organizers wrote on Facebook. Stop, Shop & Support runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 8 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 9 at 11231 Concord Village Ave. Vendors include Apriori Beauty, Scentsy, It Works Wraps, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Salon Inertia, Pure Romance, 31 Gifts, Moonlight Cupcakes (Sunday only), ChocWhits Candy & Favors, Haute Haus, Flamm Realty, AMS Photography, FacePaintingstl Samantha, The Clear Bag Store, Pampered Chef, and Tupperware. Vendors will also donate goods for a raffle benefiting the Jefferson County Pet Food …
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…
Monday, July 23, 2012
You get to decide who is named Readers' Choice. Click on the categories below and vote for your favorites.
There is a lot to celebrate about St. Louis—great family-friendly activities and great local businesses. But who do you think is the best? Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorites in each one of the categories below. Click on the links under each category and vote in the poll attached to each article. Cast your vote by August 17 and help us decide who's best. Whichever business gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner. Businesses were added to polls following an earlier nomination period. If you want to help make a case for your favorite business, be sure to add a comment and tell your friends on Facebook. Health & Beauty Food & Drink Kids & Family Services Entertainment Automotive
Thursday, May 31, 2012
After watching her father Dan practice elder law for 15 years, Erin Reuter decided she would also focus on this specialty.
It isn’t very often that a student enters law school knowing exactly what specialty to study. Even more rare is hearing that a lawyer gives clients relief and comfort. However, in growing up watching her dad Dan practice elder law, Erin Reuter can say that both of these rarities have held true. With a focus on estate planning and elder law, Dan Reuter has been a solo practitioner since 1987. At the Reuter Law Firm, which is located at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Tesson Ferry Road, Dan Reuter’s practice has included many areas of the law. However, with her dad focusing on elder law for about 15 years, Erin knew around her high school and undergraduate years that she too would focus on this specialty. “I saw his practice …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The family-owned business aspires to be a Greek/Mediterranean-themed neighborhood bar.
Will it be second time’s a charm for the former site of Martello’s restaurant at Mackenzie and Heege? That’s the hope of the Tsevis family, who are working to open Tsevis' Pub and Grill in time for the start of spring next month. The Mackenzie location is the latest venture by the family of Pete Tsevis, who years ago owned Pete’s Fountain Café on Gravois (where we now have Family Dollar) and a Tsevis' Pub and Grill in Concord Shopping Center (where we now have Joey B’s). The new restaurant will be designed and managed largely by Mario Mehmeti, Tsevis' grandson, who grew up in South County and has worked before on his family's restaurants. Mehmeti's father is the official owner of the new location. Mehmeti said the restaurant will have a …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Expand your presence online and find new ways to reach new customers!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Do you want to enhance your presence online this year and reach new customers for your local business? Well, Patch is here to help — and we can offer you a few perks for taking the time to connect with your community online. Every local business has a space on Patch. We've already done the legwork to create it for you. If you haven't seen it, we'd be happy to show it to you. If you claim it, you have more control over how your business is presented online. Do you have a Facebook page, a Twitter account? If not, we can show you how to create them. If you do, we can link to them through your business listing. Your listing gives your business a voice on Patch. And, if you're an active user, your friends, neighbors and potential new customers …
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 …