Category: Merchant Stories

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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

d’Good Cafe: Doing good, For Good

Stepping into d’Good Cafe’s flagship shophouse at Holland Village, this is one of the first things you’ll see: A wall of words, detailing the inception of this humble establishment, which started...

/ August 21, 2019
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Stay True To Yourself: How Park Bench Deli Made Their Mark

Big, bold and beautiful. It’s not just how the gourmet sandwiches are like at Park Bench Deli, but the story of the founders hwo went looking for trouble and founded...

/ July 12, 2019

Galaxy Cakes and Twilight Drinks: The Secret Behind How Boufe Get Its Customers Talking About Them

Last updated Jun 14, 2019 A quick search for the name “Boufe” will probably bring you headlines like this: And also eye-teasing videos of this: View this post on Instagram...

/ June 14, 2019

Finding Fulfillment, Being the Boss: Joel from Mission Juice

What are Merchant Stories? Merchant Stories: Real entrepreneur stories from real people and why they started their small business. Successes, failures and struggles from the small business owners. We’ll let...

/ June 11, 2019

How Selfie Coffee Went Viral With $50 On Marketing

Eddy Chan, the co-founder of Selfie Coffee, is a meek, soft-spoken and humble man. He’s not the most visibly outgoing person, but is nevertheless all about the people. Although his...

/ May 31, 2018
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Ina.Shea — How They’ve Grown in a Highly Competitive Niche

The floral market is a $100B industry globally. Despite the market size, floriculture is one of the most competitive, cut-throat niches in the world. Flowers are frail, need to be...

/ April 20, 2018

How NATIVE Bar Delivers A Cocktail Experience Like No Other By Embracing Its Roots

It is not often that a visit to the bar is like a performance. From the expertly crafted cocktails by the 28 year old Vijay Mudaliar, to the stories and...

/ February 6, 2018

How Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille Transformed From A Novel To A Successful Restaurant Chain

Sanibel’s cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him.  After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard...

/ January 21, 2018

How Shukuu Izakaya Uses “Educational Selling” To Grow Its Business

Sake, the Japanese rice wine, is Luis’s idea of a great drink. Sake is hugely popular in Japan, but not commonly drunk overseas, as people default to more familiar alcohol...

/ January 3, 2018