Darren Foong

All posts by Darren Foong

Darren works on Growth at Candybar. He spends too much time reading fiction, performing improv, and doing things that don't scale. One day he hopes to be quite interesting.

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What Small Businesses can do in the Slow Season: Experts Weigh In

We live in interesting times. Crisis begets innovation, and we asked 9 marketing experts – 8 digital marketers and 1 intrepid business owner – to suggest what marketing tactics small...

/ March 26, 2020

Riff Raff: Successfully juggling business and family

Emma started a business to contribute financially to the family. Starting her own business helped her take better care of her family, as well as other families. Merchant Stories: Real...

/ March 11, 2020

Mula Cake: Starting a Business to Inspire At-Risk Youth

Dexter saw crime in his community getting worse. Starting a successful retail business let him become a positive role model to the youth in his community. Merchant Stories: Real stories...

/ March 4, 2020

Charlie’s Project: Businesswoman chooses son over career

Anna felt torn between taking care of her son Charlie’s special needs, and her job obligations. Starting her own business let her provide for Charlie while always having time for...

/ February 25, 2020
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More than a Restaurant: How 73 @ Hillcrest is Building a Community

73@Hillcrest is a very special place. By day, it operates like a heartlands coffeeshop, selling Chinese, Japanese & Western cuisine, along with local coffee, or kopi. By night the regular...

/ December 12, 2019
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Embracing his Artistic Side to Grow His Business

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner. We’ll let the story do the telling. Here’s the story of how Jay changed...

/ November 4, 2019
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Finding Her Own Way: Shoe Mo

Merchant Stories: Real stories from real people – successes and struggles from the small business owner. We’ll let the story do the telling. Here’s Ginny from Shoe Mo, and how...

/ August 28, 2019
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The 20 Most Popular Candy Bars in the World (and Candy Bar Trivia)

Be it kids or adults – everyone enjoys a good old candy bar. Wonder when it all started and who was the mastermind behind this widely loved snack? Here’s some...

/ June 14, 2019

Best Beauty Bloggers, Makeup Youtubers and Influencers in the US

Gone are the days when branded advertisements or television commercials were enough to get consumers to take notice of brands. Today, the need for authenticity is more than ever with...

/ May 30, 2019
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How To Run A Successful Restaurant (With Over 60+ Links and Resources!) – Candybar’s Guide to Restaurant Management

Restaurant management is not easy, and it is tough to find the formula for how to run a successful restaurant. Managing a restaurant, bar, or cafe is tough – and it involves a broad...

/ May 20, 2019