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A N.J. Couple Opened a Beach Hotel. Covid-19 Struck. Business Boomed.

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — Editor’s noteThis article is part of a package about entrepreneurs who are trying something new.



a group of people walking down the street: Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.


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Visitors stroll the Wildwood, N.J., boardwalk in September 2020.

After more than two decades building a residential rental business in Philadelphia, Amy Santana and her husband Nick were ready to switch gears. She says they were increasingly frustrated that the city’s government was making it difficult for landlords to survive, and they were looking to spend more time with their children. “Child care, as you know, is outrageous,” she tells Businessweek.

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In 2015, the couple bought a highly distressed hotel in the island resort town of Wildwood on New Jersey’s shore. They started renovating the 22-unit property in 2018, investing everything they had to transform it into an 11-unit boutique hotel, including buying an additional property for overflow parking to

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After 33 years in the doughnut business, San Jose couple closing their shop

Doughnuts have been a lifeline for the Lim family.

For the past 33 years, Chip Lim has arrived well before dawn each morning to start baking at the shop he and his wife, Sara, own at the corner of Union and Camden avenues in San Jose’s Cambrian district.

This Sunday, they’ll sell their last chocolate glazed, old-fashioned and apricot jam-filled doughnuts and turn out the lights at Sunny Donuts. A slowdown in sales during this coronavirus year has accelerated their retirement plans, said son Ben Lim, who — along with brother Howard and sister Emily — grew up working in this family business.

  • SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 09: A photograph taken in the late ‘80s of Sunny Donuts owner Chip Lim is held by Lim for a portrait on Oct. 9, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. Sunny Donuts is closing on this Sunday, Oct. 11. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News

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Tinley Park Couple Creates Business Package For COVID-19 Support

TINLEY PARK, IL — Many small and local businesses amid COVID-19 have become victims of the pandemic as well. A Tinley Park couple is trying to help businesses around the area bounce back and grow during these uncertain times.

Geoffrey and Stephanie Pyrzynski created Geoffresh, an online marketing and SEO web design site, designed to help businesses grow online. Geoffrey specializes in technical and mechanical areas, while Stephanie specializes in public relations strategy and design, according to the website. Together, they make a team that can successfully help businesses grow online.

Some packages the couple offer online include:

  • Basic: A $1,000 a month package that includes basic search engine optimization (SEO), up to 10 pages of creation, graphic designs and more.
  • Pro: A $1,000 a month package that includes advanced SEO, active SEO, up to 10 pages of creation, graphic design and more.
  • Executive: A $4,ooo a month package that
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Feuding former couple end up with damaged vehicles

Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach Police

Criminal mischief: Police were called to a park in the 2400 block of North Flagler Drive, where a couple was feuding. The woman said she went to the park to meet her ex-boyfriend. She gave him some food she had bought, but he was angry about the new man in her life and dumped the food on the ground. He threw a bottle at the windshield of her vehicle, damaging it. The ex-boyfriend then punctured two tires on his own vehicle, the woman said, before calling police to the scene. The chain of events given by the ex-boyfriend differed. He said the woman came to the park to gloat about her new beau. Done with his attempt to fish and reluctant to get into a verbal battle, the ex-boyfriend went back to his vehicle. He said the woman followed him, puncturing the tires

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Freeport couple expands business despite COVID-19 concerns – News – Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenberger moved to Freeport nearly 10 years ago to become small business entrepreneurs.

The couple had lived and worked in Chicago, but wanted to move to Wall’s home in the town of Freeport to create a quiet life for themselves and to be part of the local business community.

They started small by opening up The Wall of Yarn on Stephenson Street in downtown. The cozy shop specializes in Scandinavian yarn, and offers a wide selection of yarns, needles and hooks. They also have classes for those who want to try their hand at learning the art of knitting, crochet and felting.

With the success of the Wall of Yarn, which opened in 2011, the couple became known as the “yarn guys,” which led them to business venture No. 2 called The Yarn Guys, making them the sole North American distributor of yarn from

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Couple who quit their jobs strive to be the best second hand designer retailer in Australia

A young couple from Australia have spoken how they quit their full-time corporate office jobs to pursue their own business selling luxury pre-owned designer handbags online.

Alex and Angela Leung, 35 and 32, from Melbourne, started the brand The Purse Affair in early 2017 after deciding to quit their day jobs in product management and accounting.

Before launching the business, Angela was looking for a way to supplement her love for luxury handbags and started buying and selling the luxurious products on social media.  

After noticing she was able to trade the bags online and generate a profit, the pair started the online businesses and have developed a large following of customers across Australia and overseas.

Their impressive collection features a vast range of designer products by leading names, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, Dior and Hermes.

The pair strive to be the number one trusted online

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Veteran couple brews up successful business thanks to military skills | Article

For two Ft. Stewart veterans, a brewing hobby has bubbled over into a fulltime job.Dr. Kristen Boucher and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Boucher opened the doors to Split Fin Brewing in Midway, Ga., in June and both attribute their business’ early success to the skills they gained while serving.Jeremy, a Springfield, Massachusetts-native, most recently served as a maintenance technician with the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart and retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.Kristen, a Syracuse, New York-native, served as a chemical officer for four years before leaving the military in 2017. She now works as a Department of the Army civilian at Hunter Army Airfield.The couple married in 2016 and said a brewery was definitely not in the plan at the time.“I actually never drank beer until I met my wife,” Jeremy said.Fatefully, Kristen’s aunt sent a winemaking kit years before. The next

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Couple investing culinary, business talents in Grove City’s MrSouthernflava

ALAN FROMAN
 
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Growing up in Canton, Mississippi, Neal Newsome developed a passion for Southern cooking at an early age. 

“It’s part of the culture down there,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for families to have a barbecue every weekend.” 

Now, in partnership with his wife, Renee Glover, Newsome is bringing the flavor of the South to central Ohio. 

The couple opened MrSouthernflava on Sept. 16 at 4068 Broadway in Grove City’s Town Center.  

The restaurant offers barbecue-smoked meats, po’ boy sandwiches (a traditional item from Louisiana), burgers, side dishes and banana pudding for curbside carryout, delivery and catering. 

“Neal is the pit master,” Glover said. “Everything we do is homemade, and all the spices and barbecue sauces are homemade by him.” 

The rubs and sauces used are based on family recipes, Newsome said. 

“Our grandmother would teach us the art of cooking,” he said of his family.

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Greenwood couple partners with Italians to distribute olive oil

A family in Italy is now trusting these two Greenwood residents with bringing their olive oil to the United States to sell it online.

GREENWOOD, Ind. — When you think of locations to purchase authentic Italian Olive Oil, one south side family hopes that Greenwood, Indiana comes to mind. 

Nadia and Wade Cunningham are now the U.S. distributors of “Olio Fresia” olive oil. 

“They kind of picked us to help them launch and a business was born,” Nadia proudly states. “It’s crazy!”

In May of 2019, Nadia and Wade visited Italy to meet up with their 23 year-old daughter Lauren, who was a Roncalli grad traveling abroad. Lauren had become an au pair for the Fresia family in Imperia, Italy. 

When Nadia and Wade visited with Lauren, they immediately hit it off with the Fresia family. 

“We were at their kitchen table in their house,” Wade remembers. “We ordered pizza,

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Cheap Old Houses instagram sensation founded by NY couple

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Elizabeth and Ethan Finkelstein, founders of cheapoldhouses.com and Cheap Old Houses on Instagram and Facebook, at home in Nyack Sept. 16, 2020.

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Nyack couple, who live in a 1940s Cape, are behind the hugely popular site

If you have a thing for vintage real estate, you probably know all about the irresistible website cheapoldhouses.com and have it tagged as a daily favorite click.

If you’re not yet among its 1.3 million Instagram followers, be forewarned before you dive in – it’s a rabbit hole like no other.

Soon you’ll be delaying bedtime, burning dinner and turning to it whenever you have a few minutes – or hours – to spare. Surely there’s a cheap (under $100,000) and charming old house out there with your name on it? 

Current listings include a four-bedroom partially furnished 1920 charmer with hardwood floors, stained glasswork and pocket doors in Jacksonville,

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