Sauk Valley Shop Small concept rings up holiday sales

December 13th, 2011 → 3:48 pm @

Sterling’s Tuff Dog Bakery is a small business with a big bark. That’s where you’ll find Vicki Mandrell. After starting the business in 2004, she still makes the custom dog treats.


Tips to Make Sure Your Website is Secure for the Holiday Sales Rush

December 2nd, 2011 → 7:22 am @

With more holiday shoppers hopping online to complete their gift lists, it’s important small businesses offer a safe and secure website to capitalize on this growing trend.


Local retailers counting on ‘Small Business Saturday’

November 25th, 2011 → 10:10 pm @

A day removed from the midnight madness of long lines and deep discounts at malls and big-box stores, small business owners are optimistic that today will be their day to reap a big share of holiday sales.