Monthly Archives: July 2021

Wild Cow Creamery – Belfast & Bangor

Wild Cow Creamery makes all-natural ice cream from scratch. Each small batch is made with simple, high-quality ingredients and add-ins are mixed in by hand. Their shop in Belfast and stand on the Bangor waterfront are local summer staples. The pandemic hit just as business owners Sarah Wilder and Ryan Cowan were getting ready for… Read more »

Kiss Creations – Raymond

It’s always a fascinating occurrence when someone experiments with a new hobby and finds that not only do they enjoy it but they have the capability to turn it into a profitable business! Crystal Tidwell did just that, amidst the pandemic she started playing around with laser cutting; creating topo maps and other designs made… Read more »

Lessons Learned: What Does it Mean to “Pivot”

Small Business owners hanging out around the word PIVOT

The second in a series of blog posts of what the small business community learned from COVID-19. This week we are exploring what it takes to pivot successfully?  And why can some businesses in the same industry do this better than others?   The word “pivot” was heard repeatedly throughout the pandemic.  And while sometimes overused,… Read more »

Northern Lights Hearth & Sports – Farmington

Northern Lights Hearth and Sports Store front with signage and pallets of goods, on a sunny day with some residual snow is on the ground

Josh & Alicia had worked for the previous owner of Northern Lights Hearth & Sports for more than a decade before they were approached about the possibility of stepping into an ownership position. Josh & Alicia were familiar with the business and were strongly positioned to take over the responsibilities of ownership but had never… Read more »