The Donut Trap

California is America’s Donutland. Los Angeles alone has almost 1,500 independent donut shops, which is impressive even for a town that covers half a thousand square miles. Now, I’m not suggesting that Minnesota is lacking in any way, but a Californian might see our beautiful state for its dreary lack of donut shops. One such Californian named Bradley Taylor decided to make a change for the better.

Tires Plus Total Car Care

You have surely seen a few Tires Plus stores in your travels. They were founded next door in Minnesota in 1976, and today they offer more than 600 locations across the country. Tires Plus is not a traditional franchise, however. Each one is owned and operated by a local entrepreneur who knows the importance of superlative customer service in a fiercely competitive market.

Pink it Forward

If you were asked – What is your plan for the next 5 years? – what would your response be? Almost 7 years ago, that was Pink It Forward’s question when thinking about becoming a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The process is much like a business plan. What is your mission? What do you intend to accomplish in 5 years? How about 10? Now lay it out. When asked today if they ever dreamed of helping more than 3,300 individuals impacted by breast cancer, cofounder Kayla Tanhoff’s response was “Absolutely.”

Nordic Ware – a Well-Known Name in Minnesota and Around the World

Nordic Ware is a family-owned, American manufacturer of kitchenware products. Celebrating 74 years in business in 2020, this local company manufactures and markets an extensive line of quality cookware, bakeware, microwave and grilling products and specialty kitchenware that is distributed worldwide.