Save My Small Business: Past Featured Businesses

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PAST FEATURED BUSINESSES

GREEN STEPS

Green Steps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to educate, enable, and incentive citizens to eradicate litter across Tennessee by means of education, community clean-ups, and anti-litter infrastructure.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM


AUNT PAM’S PUPPY TREATS
Grandview, Missouri & Online

During Covid 19 the hospitality industry has been hit hard. Furloughs, job loss and minimal hours due to occupancy is the norm.
Aunt Pam’s Puppy Treats was born out of necessity for supplemental income and it made me do something I had been wanting to do in honor of my sister Pam who passed away from uterine cancer at the age of 41.
It’s been a process over 15 years and you think you have worked through the grief, but as I created this business tears have happened and sometimes emotion gets the best of me for we were going to have a business together. Our business featured on the cover of Essence magazine was a goal.
Aunt Pam’s Puppy Treats creates organic healthy natural food for you fur babies. Our peanut butter bones and peanut butter cups are most popular. $1.00 from every sale goes to ovarian cancer research.


OMEGA LEVEL TOYS & COMIX
Slidell, LA & Online 

Omega Level Toys & Comix provides you the best selection of collectible toys at competitive prices!

WEBSITE


Wellness Emporium of Murfreesboro is a small local company with ten employees. They make kombucha and kefir in Woodbury and have it on tap for growler refills and bottles. They also make mushroom extracts, apple cider vinegar tonics, hemp products and more. Check them out at halfhillfarm.com.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | YOUTUBE


VHS MOMENTS
Dacula, GA

VHS Moments is a small business which converts old VHS video tapes to Digital Flash Drives. We preserve the quality of the videos to prevent them from degrading as they do over the years. We can transfer any type of VHS tape, whether it is a camcorder tape, 8mm video tape, or the regular VHS tape.

We have struggled to get new customers over the past year but we are convinced there is a need for the services we offer.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


POPLORE ARTISAN KETTLECORN
Woodstock, GA

Poplore Artisan Kettlecorn is a minority-owned family business. Owner DeMar Mills and his team strive to create the very best Kettlecorn and utilize only the best in class ingredients available.

 


CREATE BY CHEF JASON
Gettsyburg, PA
 Chef Jason Suski in Gettysburg offers personal Chef services for private dinner parties and cooking classes for all ages! 

At crEATe By Chef Jason, we set out to create a one of a kind culinary experience for all.

We will alleviate a great deal of stress in your life by allowing you to enjoy delicious, nutritional and high quality meals without the hassle of planning, shopping or cooking.

We offer personal chef services for:

Private Dinner Parties

In-Home Cooking Classes For All Ages

The World is busy enough, so let crEATe By Chef Jason simplify the lives of your family, your friends and most importantly…you!


MAGICAL WISHES RENÉE

Renee Potier is an an Independent Agent with Magical Wishes Travel, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and she  can’t wait to help you plan the trip of your dreams!

Whether that be a Disney World Vacation, a fun-filled cruise, or a romantic all inclusive getaway, and everything in between!

Renée has always had a passion for Disney since she was a child – she’s been visiting Walt Disney World since she was 3 years old. In fact, it’s her favorite vacation destination!

Renée loves planning all the little details and really customizing a vacation for you. Her personal services are no extra charge to you when you book your vacation package with me.

Renée available via email, text, or phone and she can’t wait to plan magical memories for you and your family!

EMAIL | FACEBOOK


COACHES CORNER
De Soto, Kansas

Owned by Rachel Milnark, Coaches Corner started in a 1 bedroom apartment when our spring season were cancelled and school shut down. We have worked hard to build a foundation on faith, sports, and dogs.

Our website just got launched at the beginning of March, but is struggling to get views besides our friends and family who support. We want to share the love of faith, sports, and dogs with other people through apparel.

WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK


A&G Market
Flint, MI

For over 40 years, our family owned party store/ taco house has been in business on the north side of Flint. We are best known for our tacos and friendly service.
Our store is located in a middle of a neighborhood some would say even hidden. The good part about that is we know our customers they are like family to us.
The north side has lost a lot of homes, businesses, and even schools. The pandemic has hit its year mark and we have had to close several times during the pandemic.
However, we are grateful to the neighborhood, and our loyal customers who have supported us to keep our store open.


HOME GROWN 15
Mt. Juliet, TN

Started in Nashville, TN, Home Grown 615 hand makes all products. 100% all natural soy candles, goat milk soap, and fresh flower preservation.
In addition to our standard scents and sizes, we also accept custom orders. From baby showers and weddings, to memorial pieces, we can cover any event!


A STEP ABOVE DANCE COMPANY
Perry, GA

We are A Step Above Dance Company in Perry GA. Christy Burress owns it, and it’s a family (and veteran) owned small business.

We were hit hard by the pandemic and even had to close our business for 3 months last year when everything started. We have been able to open again, but our enrollment just isn’t what it used to be.

My mom built our dance studio from the ground up and works so hard everyday. She deserves some recognition! We work hard everyday to give children the chance to dance because we know how stressful the pandemic is.

Our website is astepabovedancecompany.com. I hope that we can have the chance to be the small business because our studio deserves it. I am her daughter, Ali Cromer and I’m doing this for her because she’s the kind of person that would never do this for herself since she puts all of her time into her business!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


PlasticEasterEggs.com
Nicholson, GA 

Plastic Easter Eggs in Nicholson, Georgia, is a plastic egg wholesaler of filled Easter and Halloween eggs. We are a veteran-owned, 28-year-old company and our high quality eggs are made in the USA and filled by special needs Americans.  The Ayers family has been selling filled plastic eggs since 1993, and our customers are not just a number, every order is important to us.

Pricing of our eggs includes all shipping charges, paid by us within the 48 contiguous states.
We also welcome the opportunity to match any competitor’s price. As a small family owned business in a small town, we donate to local charities and donate eggs to our local churches. In addition, we support veterans of foreign wars and muscular dystrophy.


ARCARO’S THE NEXT GENERATION
47 N. Main St., Pittston, Pennsylvania

Arcaro’s The Next Generation is currently located at 47 N Main St. Order your favorite pizza, pasta, salad, and more, all with the click of a button!

WEBSITE | ORDER | FACEBOOK


THE CLEAN QUEENS OF ATLANTA
We are the cleaning service that is looking not just for your satisfaction, but your happiness since 2016.

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM


ADELINA SOCIAL GOODS
Atlanta, GA

Adelina Social Goods strives to be more than just your local gift shop. We believe small community businesses matter, and that we have an opportunity to serve our Westside Atlanta neighborhood better than a big, national chain ever could.

As we are opening our doors to our own community, it’s important to us to become a part of the neighborhood, to be true neighbors and give back. We’re here to provide value to the people who live, work, shop, and dine around and amongst us.
Therefore, we’ve committed to values of Hospitality, Community and Responsibility from the start – to keep us on track and guide our decisions as we grow.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM


STUCK ON YOU PRINT GOODS
Dothan, Alabama

I’m Meghan and my business is Stuck On You Print Goods on Facebook. I have been doing sewing and embroidery work since I was 15 and truly love what I do! The pandemic is hard on everyone and I’ve been making as many masks as possible to help! I also do shirt printing and embroidery for individuals as well as businesses. I would love to grow my business and reach more people outside my area!


A. PROCTOR CERAMICS
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Amanda Proctor has been working with clay since her high school ceramics class in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the tactile nature of the medium and learned the basics from her teacher Cathy Amos. After graduating in 2009, Amanda continued to study fine arts at the University of Georgia where she received a BFA with a ceramics emphasis in 2013. Studying under artists Ted Saupe and Sunkoo Yuh allowed Amanda to learn how versatile clay can be as an artform. She was able to make traditional, functional pottery forms while also using clay to build large, organic sculptures. 

Amanda began teaching hand-building and wheel-throwing pottery classes at Good Dirt Clay Studio in Athens, GA and at Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in Watkinsville, GA in 2014. She worked for Rob Sutherland at Good Dirt as the studio manager for many years until committing full-time to her pottery sales.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST


SHE Gifts of Life, LLC
Clarksville, TN

I am the first Minority owned Fair Trade Retail store in Clarksville, TN. I specialize in helping disenfranchised workers (78% women) from all over the world by selling their products, and maintaining relationships.

Our products at SHE Gifts of Life are eco-friendly, made from locally sourced materials, and are mainly recycled, upcycled, or repurposed materials. These products are coming from Africa, India, South America, and the Middle East. I opened my business on February the 18th, 2020. I was immediately shut down for Covid-19, and reopened in May. My business has been heavily affected by the pandemic, and due to my opening date, I was unable to qualify for any bail-outs, loans, or grants provided by the SBA. I am in immediate assistance to keep my business alive, and could use all the support necessary.

WEBSITE | SHOP ONLINE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM


APRON + LADLE
Sandy Springs, GA

Apron + Ladle is in danger of closing down! Can you help save them from going out of business by donating to their GoFundMe?

The sibling team of Nik Panagopoulos and Artie Antoniades are back in Sandy Springs!

Having solidified themselves in the Sandy Springs community for the past 10 years with Tin Can Fish House and Teela Taqueria, they are excited to bring their European flare to this breakfast and lunch concept, reminiscent of the Deli cafés from their Greek and South African heritage.

The ever creative, brother-sister team wanted to bring a twist on your regular breakfast fare by introducing gourmet filled biscuits to Sandy Springs – think Pork Belly topped with a poached egg and red eye gravy or Spicy Chicken Benedict. Of course, lighter fare such as Avo toast and Chia Pudding are part the delectable breakfast selection, while lunch is a balance of deli sandwiches such as hot pastrami on rye with large and huge sizes, and lighter fare such as the ever popular curried chicken salad sandwich on a croissant.

Apron + Ladle offers the best of both worlds – join your friends and be served in the main dining room or for those in a hurry, or who prefer a more casual setting, pop into the adjacent café with complimentary Wi-Fi and internet connection and grab coffee and a pastry.

The children’s menu has also been crafted with thought and an emphasis on healthy choices, including Turkey and Cheese sandwiches and Seed Butter and Banana Quesadilla with apple slices.

Donate to their GoFundMe now – let’s save this restaurant!


CAREFUL SCENTS
Atlanta, Georgia

Careful Scents is an Atlanta based boutique company dedicated to care and attention. With our artisan team intently focused on hand crafted bespoke products, our products are handmade with, quality ingredients.

Sense of smell has a direct link to memory. Familiar scents have the power to evoke memories. For example, the scent of a lily in blossom raising up recollections of a childhood picnic or the smell of crisp pine needles reminding you of your grandmother’s freshly cleaned home.

Our mission is to create products with care that are designed to enhance lives and be a part of lasting fond memories of our clients.


SHPOPPY SHAWN’S SHMOKED CHEESE
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Shpoppy Shawn is the cheese Shmoking artist extraordinaire! He puts his whole heart and soul into every batch of Shmoked cheese he makes! Shpoppy Shawn has mastered the art of HOT shmoking cheese and takes great pride in making his customers happy!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


PIE BAR

Downtown Woodstock & Marietta Square, Georgia

After a few seasons of serving pie at local farmer’s markets, husband-and-wife team, Cody and Lauren Bolden, decided to quit their “normal jobs” and open a pie shop called Pie Bar.

Since that day in 2015, the Pie Bar Community has grown and now includes Pie Bar Woodstock, Pie Bar Marietta, Pie Bar Commissary, and our Made-for-You line of Pie Gifts, Pie Provisions.

Each part of Pie Bar is made up of a dedicated group of individuals who are just as passionate about serving guests and baking delicious pies as Cody and Lauren are.

We are proud to serve our community by building honest relationships, warm memories, and passionate positivity through hand-crafted pies, whether you are visiting Pie Bar Woodstock or Pie Bar Marietta for a slice of pie, joining us digitally for a baking class, or receiving a jar of our handmade pie filling through Pie Provisions.

We believe that pie is not just for special occasions, it is meant to be enjoyed on a regular basis.

We would love for you to choose Pie Bar as your source for great pie.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM


Mary Ann’s Beans: Gourmet Bean Soup, Seasoning & Dip Mixes
Pierre, South Dakota

Make Mary Ann’s Beans part of your heart healthy lifestyle with our delicious and nutritious low sodium soup mixes. With flavors to please every palate, and options including vegetarian and gluten-free, your whole family will love our soups. Our all natural soup, dip and seasonings mixes are hand made with no salt, no sugar, and no MSG.

One of the best things about Mary Ann’s is the versatility and ease our products have. Want a one dish meal with no clean up? Our recipes are always crockpot friendly. Want something fresh and different? Our spices and soups are always compatible with fresh ingredients that you have in your fridge, picked up from the store, or purchased from your local farmers market.

We here at Mary Ann’s want you and your family to enjoy good food at a reasonable cost. Not only are we providing your family with natural ingredients, we are also providing your family with the convenience of a healthy meal without all the hassle. We want you to spend time with your family as well as eat with them. We are a true sister company that wants your family to enjoy meal time as much as we do.

1-877-481-SOUP (7687) | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK



BEEBO BOUTIQUE
Louisburg, Kansas

Aileen Lanier runs a Chic Mommy and Mini Me Boutique! All her pieces are made with love and are handmade. Got an order? Visit her Facebook page and place your order that way!

INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | ETSY


FIRST & WILKERSON DESIGNS
Fort Wayne, IN

John and Taryn are the team behind First & Wilkerson Designs.

First & Wilkerson Designs started as a simple question about “what if”. What if you could bring your ideas to life, without having to wait weeks and without limits. What if there was something better than screen printing?

Well friends, that’s where digital printing comes in.

Also known as direct-to-garment printing (or DTG printing), their printing process gives us complete creative freedom to print on just about any type of fabric.

No limits on color, full photo resolution, no minimums, and no setup fees.

Want a single-color print? They can do that. Want to get a picture of your dog printed on a shirt? They can do that, too. Just check their list of services!

WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK


POSITIVELY FIT COMMUNITY
Emily Lewis | Charleston, SC

You’re discouraged and feeling hopeless…
You don’t have time for hours of exercise…
You want to wake up feeling confident with the person you’ve become…
You are tired of trying to figure out why you’re not seeing results and googling for the answers…

Let’s put a stop to this right now.

Positively Fit will going to teach you exactly what you need to do in order to get those results without the diets and endless cardio.

WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | EMILY LEWIS INSTAGRAM

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Here’s the deal: we’re going to turn your voicemail into a commercial and play it on our show!

You have about a minute or a minute and a half on our voicemail to tell us all about your business. Don’t worry about stumbling – we’re going to edit it and make you sound super good.

Give us a little history of your business and how you’ve been affected by the pandemic, so something like. “Hey it’s Bert’s Café – we’ve been in downtown Chattanooga for 42 years. Sales are so bad right now we’re gonna have to close down in June at this rate.”

Then, take some time to sell your business to us. “Nobody in Lexington makes custom made furniture like we do. We’ve been in business for 17 years and the pandemic is crushing us. We’ve had to lay off 12 employees.”

Tell us where you’re located and if you have a website, too.

At the end also leave a phone number where Tommy can contact you. That’s super important.


FORTE TWIRL & DANCE STUDIO
Atlanta, GA

At Forte, we twirl, dance and flip with flair! Whether you want to compete at the highest level, participate in community performances, or just have fun, Forte offers classes and opportunities for everyone. Located conveniently in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer baton twirling, acro-dance and dance classes for students from 18 months to 18 years old! These classes build skills that makes Forte the ideal studio for a well-rounded athlete and performer.

Forte’s mission is to provide world-class baton twirling instruction based in dance to young athletes in a positive atmosphere, while fostering teamwork, self-confidence and grit.

Colleen Murphy is the owner and director of Forte Twirl and Dance Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
She brings over fifteen years of experience as a baton twirling coach, with certifications from the United States Twirling Association and a judging license with the National Baton Twirling Association. She is also certified to teach the Acrobatic Arts curriculum. Colleen was Majorette Captain in the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band and grew up competing as a member of the world-championship team, Wheaton Dance Twirl Team. Colleen is currently the Twirling Coordinator for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band.

Colleen has been coaching the Forte competition baton twirling team since 2015, with several national championship team and individual titles accomplished along the way. While the 2020-2021 season will be the first studio season for Forte, Colleen has coached students throughout the southeast for years and is excited to bring her passion, creativity and FUN ideas to life in Forte’s own studio location.

In addition, Colleen has a B.A. in Public Relations and an A.B. in History from the University of Georgia and has experience in digital marketing from working with several prominent Southeast brands, like Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. Colleen and her fiancé live on the westside of Atlanta with their lovable pup, Maggie.

Forte Dance Studio Website | Facebook | Instagram


HAIR BY KRYSTAL REY
Summerville, SC

Hi! I’m Krystal English, owner of Hair By Krystal Rey, located inside the salon, Blown Away By Grace. I have worked in the salon industry for 14 years, 6 of which have been as a licensed hairstylist. I specialize in women’s haircuts, highlighting, balayage, single process and fashion color services. If you have trouble finding an appointment time, don’t hesitate to contact me because early morning or evening appointments can be arranged.

Online Booking | Instagram | Facebook


FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS
Sandy Springs and Kennesaw, GA

Supercharge Your Child’s Confidence & Character With Our Fun Karate Classes! For classes at their physical location, visit SuccessWithFMA.com!

Keep Your Kids Happy, Healthy, And Safe With Fun Virtual Karate Classes!For Zoom classes at home, visit KarateClassesAtHome.com

You can also find Family Martial Arts on Facebook and Instagram!


COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES & HOME DECOR and THE BRASELTON ANTIQUE & ARTISAN FESTIVAL
Braselton, GA | Owned by Peggy Canella and her wife, Donna 

When you come to Countryside Antiques & Collectibles, you can expect friendly  service that is as unique and old fashion as the treasures we offer.

The shop has over 30 wonderful dealers, all with many beautiful and unique treasures just waiting on you!

Since I was a young girl antiques were a part of my everyday life. My mother was an antique dealer. I credit mom’s teachings to my knowledge & passion for this industry.

As an adult, I have been selling in a few shops throughout the years. This was my favorite shop and when it became available 13 years ago, I purchased it without any hesitations.

Our shop offers a “just like home” atmosphere. Located inside a historical elementary school circa 1933. Our shop is maintained by our live-in grey kitty “Sadie” who is well known throughout the community.

I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing in my life and am passionate about it. Striving to listen to our customers needs and good communication skills, I have found to be an excellent combination for a thriving business.

I owe much success to my dealers who truly bring quality antiques & collectibles at an affordable price.

When visiting Countryside Antiques, be sure to visit Sadie the cat and her puppy siblings Lukka and Maggie  as you  browse  through our shop.

COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES & HOME DECOR
THE BRASELTON ANTIQUE AND ARTS FESTIVAL


THE GOOD SPORT GALLERY
Scranton, PA

Welcome to The Good Sport Gallery.  We create personalized jewelry for athletes and fans.  Each piece is custom made and handcrafted with care.

Our products celebrate the positive, inspirational and character building effects that sports can have on one’s life.  Whether you are in the game or cheering from the sidelines, our jewelry is a great way to show your spirit.

Please connect with us on Facebook or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you!  You can also email sharon@thegoodsportgallery.com if you have any questions or ideas.

Website | Instagram | Facebook


GLADIATOR CARE
Fort Wayne, Indiana

 At Gladiator Care, they are passionate about sharing our skills in massage and energy work to help their clients live happier, healthier lifestyles.  

They are dedicated to helping their clients achieve mental, physical, and emotional health.  When the body is functioning poorly it can lead to pain, loss of mobility, injury, anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability, and more.  Their goal is to improve function and mobility, reduce aches and pains, prevent injury, and help balance the mind and body.  They work closely with you to understand and address your needs, create a plan, and communicate our observations and results.

Website | Facebook | Instagram


HEAVENLY BAKES

Heavenly Bakes is a state certified private, in-home, bakery located right off of I-85 and Hwy 20 in Buford near the Mall Of Georgia. I specialize in custom confections including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops but also love baking muffins and pies. I work in my adorable 12 foot by 8 foot kitchen. I have no employees or help with any of my creations which means I do all of the communication, design, baking, decorating, packaging, and delivering myself! I am as small as small business can get! 🤗

Website | Facebook |Instagram | Twitter