Coffee Klatch

Think You Don't Like Black Coffee? This New Mobile Coffee Cart May Change Your Mind

Coffee connoisseur Devin Borgwardt opened Brewed Monday coffee in January. You can find him on the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street in Sarasota, with single-origin coffee processed with the entire coffee cherry.

05/31/2022 By Allison Forsyth

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

You've Got Mail

Celebrate 'National Send a Card to a Friend Day'

Looking for ways to keep in touch with faraway friends? Here are some fun local options.

02/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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

Roast master

Coffee-Roasting Company Brings Ethiopian Blends to Sarasota

Blane Charlot, the owner of Buna Roaster, is gaining local recognition for her small-batch blends.

06/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coping with COVID-19

‘We’re Going to Be Here When It’s Over’: The View From a Small Business Owner

“If independent bookstores like ours are to survive in this difficult time we need your help," says Bookstore1Sarasota's Georgia Court.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Business

State Activates Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The bridge loan program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experience economic injury from COVID-19.

03/19/2020 By Staff

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

Awards

Sarasota Chamber Recognizes 2019 Small Business Awards Winners

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens took home the top honor.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Awards

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business Award Finalists

Finalists are judged on several areas, including innovation of a product or service, business growth and contributions to the community.

04/17/2019 Photography by Staff

Data

Survey Finds Small Business Owners Concerned About 'Economic Uncertainty'

Florida small business owners are concerned about economic uncertainty, according to new survey results published by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Data

Sarasota No. 44 in Ranking of Best Small Cities in Which to Start a Business

The list is based on cities' education levels, commute times, income, internet access and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Honors

Small Business Award Winners Announced

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced winners of its annual small business awards.

06/15/2018 By Staff