entrepreneurship

Local boutique offers style for all body types

Fetch & Co, boutique, Cleveland, Ohio
Abbey and Julia are two Clevelanders on a mission: to help other women feel beautiful and comfortable. The duo opened their Lakewood boutique, Fetch & Co, when they saw an opportunity in the local retail scene for a boutique that caters to all body types. The busy entrepreneurs were kind enough to answer some questions for us about opening their store, helping customers find the perfect products and starting a business in Northeast Ohio.

Boutique owner thrives on helping others

Our Favorite Things Boutique, Cleveland, Ohio
Lisa McGuthry, owner of Our Favorite Things boutique, loves her customers. In fact, they are what motivated her to open her store - she wanted to help women find flattering, comfortable, affordable clothing and accessories. See what she had to say about opening her boutique, helping her customers and local makers, and her favorite fashion advice.

Local entrepreneur focuses on natural beauty

Revival Body Care, Cleveland, Ohio
Nicole Dzurko has always had an affinity for natural, organic products. When she took a close look at some of the household and cosmetic products she was using, she was surprised to see how many chemicals they really contained. She decided to do something about it, and began making her own products in her home kitchen. Her product line, Revival Body Care, is now available worldwide as well as in her store in Lakewood.

Cleveland Candle Co. introduces unique scents

Cleveland Candle Company
What is now Cleveland Candle Co. began in a kitchen as a fun date night idea. Soon, the concept expanded to include parties and eventually led to the opening of three brick and mortar locations throughout Northeast Ohio. One of the owners, Tanya McCollister, was nice enough to answer a few questions for us about her favorite product, helping customers find the right products and what it's like to run a business in Cleveland.

Blog Spotlight: The Chic Flamingo

Cleveland fashion blog, The Chic Flamingo
Sophie Timmerman began her style blog, The Chic Flamingo, in high school. Now a fashion merchandising major at Kent State University, she has utilitzed her blog as an extension of her personal brand. Sophie was kind enough to chat with us about blogging, finding inspiration and the importance of paying attention to details.

Designer creates unique beach glass jewelry

Beach Glass by Tracy, Ohio jewelry
Tracy Boyd started hunting for beach glass on Lake Erie years ago while on vacation with her family. Since then, she's turned the pieces of glass she's found into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, selling them locally in her line Beach Glass by Tracy. We asked Boyd how she got started, what inspires her and what her favorite design is - see what she had to say.

Beauty entrepreneur develops natural products

Natural beauty products, OY-L
Andrea Pierce-Naymon is passionate about natural beauty products. She began developing her beauty line for personal reasons and before long, her locally-based brand, OY-L, was established. The beauty entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about why natural products are important to her, what it's like starting a style business and her best beauty advice.

Stylist helps clients make the right impression

Elements of Style By Marchel’e, Cleveland, Ohio
Marchel’e Davis has always harbored a love for all things fashion. She used this passion to fuel the launch of her local styling business, Elements of Style by Marchel’e, in 2016. She offers regular styling appoinments, personal shopping, event stylist services and more to her clients. We asked Marchel'e a few questions via email about her business, her clients and her best advice - see what she had to say.

New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North

New retail options announced in Glenville Circle North
This summer, shoppers in Glenville will have some new options to peruse. The City of Cleveland and Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation (CCDC) have announced the businesses accepted into the NTI Retail Incubator program, located in Glenville Circle North, the new mixed-use development scheduled to open this summer.

Fashion line helps human trafficking victims

Tourmaline Designs, Cleveland, Ohio
Tourmaline Designs is a local clothing line with a mission: to help victims of human trafficking. Founder Tiffany Halverstadt donates a percentage of her total sales to a local charity that provides a safe human trafficking victims. She talked to us about choosing her clothing line's mission, what she's learned from running a business in Cleveland and what inspires her.

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