Category: Merchant Stories

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Khadi London: Fabrics with a difference

Kishore Shah always had an interest in changing the world for the better. Here’s how he found the power to make an impact by starting social enterprise, Khadi London. Here...

/ January 21, 2021
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Stephanie, SCOOP Marketplace: Balancing sustainability, business & family

Stephanie Lentz opened Scoop Marketplace in Seattle to ‘normalize zero-waste grocery shopping and teach people how to walk gently on the planet’, and to create a more financially independent future...

/ January 11, 2021
Hungry Nerds: Darren’s path from foodie to chef

Hungry Nerds: Darren’s path from foodie to chef

Darren’s passion for food led him to leave his radio job to focus on putting smiles on customers’ faces. Here is the story of Hungry Nerds. When Darren Wee started...

/ December 23, 2020
Cambodia Knits: Helping one stitch at a time

Cambodia Knits: Helping one stitch at a time

Monika wanted to make a direct impact on the impoverished villages around her in Cambodia. To make a difference, she started social enterprise Cambodia Knits. Here’s her Merchant Story. Originally...

/ December 16, 2020
Flying Squirrel - How Angelina Leong found herself

The Flying Squirrel: How Angelina Leong Found Herself While Managing Her Own Restaurant

Her staff treated her like an outsider because of her lack of experience. So Angelina trained herself to become a capable chef, a caring manager, and a respected boss. Here’s...

/ December 11, 2020
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Cozy Glow: Connecting with Causes

Kristian’s job made him feel disconnected. Starting his own business let him put his energy into causes he believed in. Here’s the story of Cozy Glow. Kristian started making scented...

/ October 16, 2020
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MOVE Academy: How Shie Boon Started a Movement

Shie Boon dropped out thrice because he felt restricted by school. At 25, he took over a parkour school to deliver what he thought education should be. Here’s his Merchant...

/ August 17, 2020
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CakeFlix: David’s journey to discover who he could become

CandyBar Merchant Stories uncovers the reasons why people start small businesses, and all their triumphs and failures along the way. David felt like his civil service job was turning him...

/ June 1, 2020

Jazz Inc: Dancing to his own Rhythm

Merchant Stories is a series about the people who start small businesses, and why. Today’s story is about Jazz Inc, a Lindy Hop & Jazz collective started by Sinclair Ang....

/ May 14, 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