Local businesses


7 places to donate your old stuff

Published June 15, 2020

In excavating forgotten boxes and old purchases during quarantine cleaning, you might have found more than a few things you don't want - so here are five open spots to consider dropping off your donations.


3 tips to make the most of Small Business Saturday

Published Nov. 29, 2019

Whether you are just looking to treat yourself or cross a few names off of your holiday shopping list, here are three easy ways to support locally on Small Business Saturday - and beyond.


Entrepreneurs of color thrive despite Milwaukee's long history of segregation

Published Feb. 27, 2019

Despite the unfavorable reputation, Milwaukee's community of color is in the midst of an energizing entrepreneurial boom. How has the city's reputation of geographic and social segregation affected business owners of color in their mission to launch, grow and thrive - and how can we improve?


Could this horned headwear be the new cheesehead?

Published Feb. 15, 2019

Wisconsin is no stranger to bizarre headwear at sporting events. But thanks to Milwaukee-made Buck Head hats, sporting a pair of horns at a Bucks game is no longer just for Bango.


25 Milwaukee startups to watch in 2019

Published Jan. 2, 2019

This is Startup Milwaukee's exclusive list of 25 promising young startups to watch in 2019. The list features a diverse group of companies that are building brands and breaking industry barriers right here in Southeastern Wisconsin.


BID hopes to return vibrancy to Villard Avenue

Published Dec. 23, 2018

The Havenwoods EDC is working with stakeholders on Villard Avenue to help turn the neighborhood around by attracting new businesses and spurring other improvements in the area, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Pop-Up MKE's third round features herbals, "hustlin'" T-shirts

Published Sept. 8, 2018

Five years ago, Mike Hodges was a criminal stuck in a rut. Now, he has turned his life around with his screen-printing business, Happy Hustlin', one of seven businesses introduced in the third round of Pop-Up MKE, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Pop-Up MKE launches first round of summer businesses

Published June 23, 2018

Seventeen businesses across three locations are participating in Pop-Up MKE, a program that provides training, mentorship and marketing to small-business owners looking for a risk-free way to test the market, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.