Fancy Plants

Fancy Leaf Plant Shop Opens in Parrish

Fancy Leaf Plant Co. began as a mobile plant shop, but opened a storefront with coffee shop in Parrish in late 2021.

04/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Gift Guide

Best Gifts For High Schoolers

Finding the best gift for a high schooler is always a gamble. Here are some gifts that are sure to excite without fail.

04/12/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Super Food

41 Smoothie Co. Opens in Palmetto

The shop sells açaí bowls, smoothies and a special Blue Wave Bowl made out of banana, mango and a blue superfood.

04/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Caffeine Fix

Try New Orleans-Style Cold Brew at This New Sarasota Coffee Shop

Get New Orleans-style cold brew or pourover coffee from all over the world at this shop on Tamiami Trail.

04/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

sweet sweat

Circle the Sun Fitness, a New 24-Hour Gym, Is Headed to Sarasota

Key Fitch and Antoine Claude are partnering to Circle the Sun Fitness in the old YouFit space on Lockwood Ridge Road.

02/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hot Dog(e)

A Bradenton Hot Dog Joint Is Now Accepting Dog-Themed Cryptocurrency

Willy-Yums Hotdogs and more can now take payment in—what else?—Dogecoin.

01/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Picture Perfect

Expert Advice for How to Hang Art

Zach Gilliland helps art lovers get the big picture on how to hang.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Happy and Humble

Sarasota Gift Box Company Delivering Happiness to the Community

Happy & Humble is an online gift box business launching on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

10/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Cookie Monsters

New Cookie Company Delivers Fresh, Unique Flavors to Your Door

Suncoast Cookies is a new local business that delivers unique Florida-inspired sweets.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Economy

Florida Small Businesses Can Now Apply for Disaster Relief Loans

The SBA is offering Economic Disaster Injury Loans of up to $2 million for Florida's small businesses and nonprofits.

03/19/2020 By Staff

Events

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Small Business Week

Throughout the week, the Chamber will highlight the impact small businesses have on the area's economy and community.

04/27/2018 By Staff

Classes

Free Workshop Highlights Resources for Small Businesses in Manatee County

A workshop titled "Market. Management. Money. Manatee: Local Resources for Success" runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

08/24/2017 By staff

Finance

Class Covers How to Apply for a Business Loan

Manasota SCORE, a business mentoring group, is offering a new workshop, How to Apply for a Small Business Administration Loan.

03/03/2017 By staff

Incentivize It

How to Use State and Local Business Dollars to Grow Your Company

Reminder: Florida is one of the friendliest business tax states in the nation.

02/13/2017 By Kevin Allen