February 2017: Small Business Startup

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Erika Turck, owner of Vigilante Yoga, demonstrates an aerial yoga technique in her new studio in the Lincoln building on Public Square.

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January Small Business Startup: Little Friends Vet

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December 2016: Small Business Startup

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business CAPTION Ashley Pignone, owner of Strut Boutique, is looking forward to operating her business in a physical location in downtown Watertown.

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business
Ashley Pignone, owner of Strut Boutique, is looking forward to operating her business in a physical location in downtown Watertown.

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November 2016 Small Business Startup

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business CAPTION Seth Hill, owner of Tarot Cafe, has been successful at finding a niche market that appeals to the arts community in the north country.

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business
Seth Hill, owner of Tarot Cafe, has been successful at finding a niche market that appeals to the arts community in the north country.

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October 2016 Small Business Startup: Soirée NNY

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business CAPTION Sarah Compo owns and operates Sioree NNY, an event planning and day-of coordinating business.

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business
Sarah Compo owns and operates Sioree NNY, an event planning and day-of coordinating business.

 

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September 2016: Small Business Startup

Maple Rock Bed & Breakfast

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Audrey Roberts sits in the living room of her bed and breakfast, Maple Rock B&B, at 719 Old Potsdam Parishville Road in Potsdam on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
Audrey Roberts sits in the living room of her bed and breakfast, Maple Rock B&B, at 719 Old Potsdam Parishville Road in Potsdam on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

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August 2016: Small Business Startup

Happy Sailors Daycare

Christine Sharlow gets hugs from Eliza Compo, Hudson DeSilva, and Noah Sharlow at Happy Sailor Daycare in Chaumont. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Christine Sharlow gets hugs from Eliza Compo, Hudson DeSilva, and Noah Sharlow at Happy Sailors Daycare in Chaumont. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

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July 2016: Small Business Startup

Laughing Dogs Lodge

“I know how stressed out dogs get, and people. I wanted the dogs to feel like they were in a home and not in a cage.” — Patti Gorby, owner, Laughing Dogs Lodge, Glenfield. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

“I know how stressed out dogs get, and people. I wanted the dogs to feel like they were in a home and not in a cage.” — Patti Gorby, owner, Laughing Dogs Lodge, Glenfield. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

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June 2016: Small Business Startup

Trillium Center for
Yoga and Health

From left, Shannon Miller, Terry De La Vega, and Jean Benvenuto stand in front of their business, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, at 25 Market Street in Potsdam. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

From left, Shannon Miller, Terry De La Vega, and Jean Benvenuto stand in front of their business, Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, at 25 Market Street in Potsdam. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

THE INITIAL IDEA

Timing was everything for the founders of Trillium Center for Yoga and Health in Potsdam. Shannon Miller, an occupational therapist, and Terry del la Vega, a nurse practitioner, were passing the idea of opening a yoga studio back and forth and the concept even led them to checking out a location before it was tabled. [Read more…]

May 2016: Small Business Startup

Finally Fresh Barbershop

Ray Cruz, owner of Finally Fresh Barbershop, puts the finishing touches on a client in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Ray Cruz, owner of Finally Fresh Barbershop, puts the finishing touches on a client in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

THE INITIAL IDEA

Massena native Ray Cruz, owner of Finally Fresh Barbershop, experienced his first shave by a professional barber as a child visiting his grandfather in New York City for two months in the summer. [Read more…]