Month: August 2022

Plant lover hoping to grow a new business in West Fargo – InForum

WEST FARGO — A new plant shop is hoping to sprout in West Fargo.

Pansy Plants founder Scott Brezina is currently raising capital to fund the venture, which he is hoping to open in the Pioneer Place mixed-use building along Sheyenne Street in the city’s downtown.

While the timeline for the store’s opening is yet to be finalized, Brezina hopes to open this year. The budding entrepreneur said opening a shop dedicated to all things houseplants has long been a dream of his. He credited longtime friend Katie Krumwiede, owner of Cookie Krums, for helping him find the location in the Pioneer Place.

Having made a career in retail, Brezina added that the COVID-19 pandemic afforded him extra time to contemplate his goal. “Especially over COVID, everyone kind of had a lot of time to think about what they really wanted to do and what they really love,” Brezina explained

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Homeless population adding challenges to new business in LSU’s Northgate area

BATON ROUGE – With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, business owners in the Northgate area near LSU are working hard to prepare for students’ arrival.

Joe Martin, co-owner of Soulshine Kitchen and Bar, says the funky, upbeat vibe of the new restaurant has been overshadowed by concern about the many people living in what appears to be a vacant building next door.

“It’s different people. It’s people coming in and out at all hours of the day. Sometimes you’ll just see activity at night. This place is clearly occupied,” Martin said.

Trash littered throughout the yard, blocked out windows and a person sleeping on the back patio of the building are a common sight. Martin says these things pose safety and sanitation concerns for his growing small business.

“I think it makes people uncomfortable. It can be unsafe and possibly unsanitary based on the trash

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Naomi releases limited edition t-shirt during WWE hiatus

Former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Naomi had reportedly entered a new business endeavor following her rumored WWE departure. However, the report has since been proven false following a tweet from Naomi.

The former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion walked out of the company earlier this year alongside her real-life friend and then-tag team partner Sasha Banks. The two stars were apparently upset with the division’s booking. WWE suspended both women and stripped them of their tag team titles. It was then reported that the two women have been released from the promotion.

It appeared that the former women’s champion was making her first venture post-WWE. News online broke that she was supposedly getting into the t-shirt business on a site called For Ur Wear.

The official Twitter account for the website made a post earlier today to confirm the news and show off a range of the 50 available

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Kourtney Kardashian Poses in a Power Suit to Tease New Business

Kourtney Kardashian is pooshing her career to the next level.

The former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star recently teased that she’s exploring a new business venture, which is set to launch soon. Although Kourtney didn’t share any additional details about her upcoming gig, she drove her message even further with a business look that showcased her executive status. If anything, it was reminiscent of Melanie Griffith‘s Working Girl power suits.

“It’s giving boss lady,” she captioned her July 30 Instagram post, as she posed sitting on top of stacked travel trunks.

Kourt certainly dress the part, wearing an oversized blazer in a black and gray plaid print with dramatic shoulder pads. The reality TV star completed her wardrobe with silver strappy sandal heels and a soft glam makeup look (courtesy of makeup artist, Leah Darcy). Her hair, styled by Irinel de Leonwas parted in the middle

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NC new business growth ‘torrid’ in 2022

RALEIGH – The rate of new business growth in North Carolina has been torrid during the first half of 2022, according to North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall.

So far, between the first of the year and June 30, about 93,000 new businesses were started in North Carolina, according to a statement released Tuesday by the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office.

That’s 47,000 in the first quarter and 46,000 in the second quarter, the second-most and third-most business creations during any quarter on record, the statement noted.

During the same months in 2021, about 96,000 businesses were formed in the state, a record. Throughout the entire calendar year of 2021, the state saw a record 178,300 new business formations, WRAL TechWire previously reported.

That pace of growth led a representative of the US Small Business Association to call the rate of new business growth “pretty incredible” earlier

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