Blog Category:Meet the Stars of SBR

May 4, 2020

Season 5 Experts

Each season of the Small Business Revolution, our team at Deluxe provides a marketing makeover for the featured businesses, while co-host Ty Pennington helps with renovations of their physical space.New in upcoming Season 5, U.S. Bank’s Morris Jackson will be joining us to provide financial advice and guidance to each business, helping them ensure a profitable game plan for their future.

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November 20, 2019

Kim Bartmann Helps Savor + Sip Get in the Driver’s Seat

The owners of Savor + Sip were struggling. They had lost $31-thousand dollars in their business the year prior. The worst part was they didn’t even know it. Newlyweds Amelia Brackett Braun and Josie Braun were relying on Amelia’s father to handle the books while they ran the restaurant, and he was reluctant to share the bad news.

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November 18, 2019

Savor + Sip Expands Branding, Chills with New Cooler, Copes with Change

By Jennifer Amundson, Deluxe Director of Social Media and Communications Savor + Sip looked like a successful business from the outside and the inside, too. Opened by two young women, Josie Braun and Amelia Brackett Braun, the business was gorgeously decorated and welcomed students, professionals and family alike to relax as long as they wanted. […]

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November 14, 2019

Kathryn Wyatt Shows Zion the Way Up

The owners of Zion Climbing and Event Center in Searcy, Arkansas might have thought they were alone in attempting to build a place of connection in a decrepit, 100-year-old building. Sean and Emily Hudkins could talk to the birds living in the rafters and their skylights were holes in the roof. Plus, they struggled with their business practices. They couldn’t pay themselves, support the operation financially and keep it affordable for their target audience. The family was failing the climb.

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November 11, 2019

Zion Climbing and Event Center Fixes the Broken Pieces

I will admit to being overwhelmed the first time I saw Zion Climbing and Event Center. Housed in a 100+ year old building, the amount of broken things on the front of the building alone made me wonder what we were getting ourselves into. That was before I saw the holes in the roof and the water on the floor.

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November 7, 2019

Is franchising your small business the right choice?

Nooma is one of the small businesses in Searcy, Arkansas that we had the pleasure of working with this year on Season 4 of Small Business Revolution. Casey Cox and Nicole Hopkins started the business more than two years ago with one location in Searcy. Since then, they’ve opened two more locations in Arkansas: Little Rock and Rogers. However, they’re in a bit over their heads, with the Rogers location not turning a profit and relying upon the other locations for support

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November 4, 2019

Everyone is allowed a chance at success

Imagine signing up for your first yoga class at a studio in town. You’re not sure what to expect and don’t know anyone. But as soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by multiple women in yoga gear with friendly hellos who tell you to head upstairs and make sure you have plenty of water. As you walk into the room, you’re smacked in the face with a heat you’ve never felt indoors. You didn’t realize a workout facility could be this hot. And you’re supposed to work out in this for the next hour?

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October 31, 2019

Breathing new life into El Mercado

If you’ve watched every season of Small Business Revolution, then you may notice that we have a few experts that we bring back each year. Not only because we love them and they’re great to work with, but they consistently bring top-notch advice to the small businesses we work with and they love small businesses just as much as we do.

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October 28, 2019

El Mercado: A Family Affair

Every season of Small Business Revolution it seems like we find at least one business that is run by a husband/wife duo. This year was no different. El Mercado, a Mexican grocery store in Searcy, Arkansas, is owned and run by Jose and Catrina Mendoza.

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October 25, 2019

Willie Willette talks ARganic Woodworking through the Startup Stage

Coty Skinner had been incorporated for just over a month when he applied to be on the Small Business Revolution. A true startup, he was converting his passion for building furniture into a business that could support a mission. A veteran and a foster parent, he wanted to employ both kids aging out of the foster system and vets looking for work. But first, he had to have a successful business himself.

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