Virtually everything core to the $500 billion global beauty industry has been upended by Covid-19: product sampling, makeovers at the cosmetics counter, salon visits, photo shoots, runway shows. McKinsey’s May
There’s nothing like a deep-fried Dilly Dog and a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies to put 2 million sweaty people in the mood to shop, and so hundreds of merchandise
Just months from finalizing its U.S Food and Drug Administration FDA listing and launching its first-of-a-kind wearable assistive arm device for patients with upper-limb weakness, Abilitech Medical’s long-planned and highly
When the going gets tough, ice cream makes things just a little bit better. No one knows that better than the owners of Izzy’s Ice Cream. Just weeks after shuttering
A desire for more space and less concern about commute times or living near downtown offices while working remotely are two likely factors in rebounding home sales. Following a slow
Anyone in need of a new professional headshot can now get one for free from soona, the Minneapolis-based photo and video studio for quick-turn projects. Liz Giorgi, co-founder of the
The CEO of Xena Therapies discusses her change in strategy to avoid letting Covid-19 derail her rollout of cool therapy medical devices.
There’s no time like a pandemic to launch a new venture fund. Two experienced Minnesota-based investors, Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, are teaming up to launch Bread & Butter Ventures,
I’ve just returned from the Longfellow neighborhood in south Minneapolis. It’s Sunday, less than a week after the death of our fellow Minnesotan George Floyd at the hands of four
Houston White has known setbacks. In 2008, he was a self-employed contractor building million-dollar homes in Golden Valley when the foreclosure crisis hit, taking down his business along with it.
Clarence Bethea is unusual among Minnesota entrepreneurs: a black founder who has raised more than $8.5 million for his startup, the warranty app Upsie. In the wake of George Floyd’s death—another
After five years of baking cookies as big as your head, T.Rex Cookie was at a crossroads. With a storefront and kitchen in Eagan and a wholesale business supplying Orchestra