A love of furry felines turns into a business opportunity

Jul 4, 2022
"There were days when I didn't even make enough money to cover my labor costs, but we made it," says Angeli Rodriguez, owner of The Witty Whisker.
Rodriguez hopes to franchise her business and use it as supplement to animal shelters.
Angeli Rodriguez

Queer-centered cycling cafe in LA offers comfort food and community

Jan 21, 2022
We hear from Erin Detroit Vesey, owner and chef at Detroit Vesey's, " a space to just kind of feel safe and accepted."
Detroit Vesey's hosts an AIDS/Lifecycle ride event. Erin Detroit Vesey was inspired by their experience on the ride.
Courtesy of Erin Detroit Vesey

My Economy: Starting a small business in Echo Park

Apr 5, 2019
Maurice Harris wanted to open a coffee shop when he saw his neighborhood changing. The process wasn't easy.
Maurice Harris is the owner of Bloom & Plume Coffee in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California.
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How all-day cafes are changing our lives

Feb 23, 2018
Welcome to a place where you can work, eat all three meals and feel extremely welcomed.

Get ready for a higher-end cup of coffee

Dec 2, 2016
Starbucks CEO will focus on a new gourmet brand after leaving his current position.
The interior of a Starbucks Reserve Roasting Room and Tasting Room.
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Would you like a cat with your cappuccino?

Dec 25, 2014
Cat cafes are becoming a new way to find homes for shelter and rescue cats.

Study: More consumers using public spaces as work spaces

Have you gone to a cafe and found there are no seats left because people are using tables as their work spaces? We speak with Merlyn Griffiths from UNC Greensboro about a study she conducted on this phenomenon.
Have you gone to a cafe and found there are no seats left because people are using tables as their work spaces? We speak with Merlyn Griffiths from UNC Greensboro about a study she conducted on this phenomenon.
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