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Brother-Sister Chef Duo Launch East End Café

The duo’s creative synergy is evident all over Café Louie’s menu.

05/12/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Tech City

Houston Is the 3rd Fastest Growing Tech Ecosystem in the Country

The city’s startup world is seeing an unprecedented amount of growth.

04/21/2022 By Geneva Diaz

SHOP LOCAL

Montrose Plant Boutique Takes Shopping Local to the Next Level

Shop local in Montrose at this locally owned business for gifts, Christmas trees, plants and more.

12/09/2021 By Geneva Diaz

SMALL BUSINESS EVERYDAY

Here's Why You Should Shop Small All Season Long

Supporting local businesses can have positive impacts on Houston’s local economy.

11/16/2021 By Geneva Diaz

Yelp for joy

Actress Brooklyn Decker and Yelp Announce “Make It Happen Day” to Aid Small Businesses

In response to many disasters in Texas, Yelp answered the call to action to bring relief.

08/24/2021 By Shivani Parmar

Southern Hospitality

Need a Hand? Industry Vet Forms Food-and-Beverage Consulting Firm

Laval Hospitality looks to help restaurants and bars needing guidance after a tumultuous year.

06/18/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

What a Rush!

Love Those Cotton Candy TikTok Videos? This Business Is Bringing the Sweet Treat to You

Sugar Swirls is whirling up tasty, homemade, pastel-colored joy in Pasadena.

04/07/2021 By Meredith Nudo

Get It and Get Grubbin'

Looking to Eat Healthy During the Holidays? Vital Kitchen Can Help

This Houston meal-delivery service focuses on fresh produce and cutting out the bad stuff.

11/26/2020 By Joanna O'Leary

Sponsored Content

Coronavirus Philanthropy: Kindness Is Everything

National organization KH Giving announces a new giveaway to support small businesses, in partnership with Houstonia Magazine.

07/28/2020

It’s like Adult Build-A-Bear

How Two Tequila Sisters Sew Life Stories into Denim

These beautifully embroidered, custom jackets are sure to be a standout in your closet.

06/11/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Let's Shop!

Houston Ballet's Spring Nutcracker Market Is Now Open Online

Cool news: 100 percent of proceeds will support the vendors.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Local Makers

Meet the Clear Lake Moms Running a Handmade Jewelry Business

How one second-grade teacher's newfound hobby turned into a full-fledged accessories operation.

06/28/2019 By Jillian Goltzman

Godspeed

PSA: Please Support Local Biz on the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

What's That Dino Doing On the Side of the Road?

The story of how lawn paraphernalia purveyor Frazier’s Ornamental & Architectural Concrete in Hempstead came to be.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Local Love

Shop Small, Save Big This Saturday

Show local shops some love on the biggest retail weekend of the year.

11/23/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Slideshow

Shop Talk Part II: A Big Talk On Small Business

Tastemakers and small business owners participated in a panel discussion about their marketing strategies and experiences as a startup.

10/27/2015 Photography by Leonel Nerio With Sarah Rose

Television

Shark Tank Survivors Share Lessons Learned

Take a long, romantic walk to the bank with three Houston-area contestants on ABC’s hit reality show.

03/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Forget the Partridge; Just Get a Pear Tree

Give the gift of an orchard this year—or at least the beginnings of one.

12/18/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Storefronts You Can’t See from the Street

How Houston’s small businesses are balancing web and sidewalk traffic.

10/21/2014 By Emma Hurt

Retail News

Square en Español

The company stops by the Bayou City to introduce its new Spanish-language product.

04/04/2014 By Sarah Gabbart