By Bear State Bank


So You Want to
Open a Brewpub

Crisis is the norm when you and your spouse change careers while moving from Fayetteville to Chicago to Denver and back to Fayetteville…all in a four-year period. This month on So You Want to Start, we sat down with Sean and Liz to ask the heady question: what does it take to open a brewpub?

So You Want to Start a Dog-Grooming Business

With its self-service wash tubs, professional pedicures and custom grooming, Bark ‘N Paws is a one-stop shop for prettying up your pet. This month, So You Want to Start gets to the bottom of what it takes to start a dog-grooming business. Ever wonder what it takes to open a business? So You Want to Start profiles businesses and poses that very question.

Calling the Shots

Kory Cribb always planned on joining the construction business, but the Great Recession led him to take his idea for a hunting business from dream to duck call.

Platinum Drywall Succeeds With Work Ethic, Reputation

If there’s one thing Anthony Brooks knows, it’s how to leverage an opportunity. It’s what got him into the construction business and it’s what’s helped his business, Platinum Drywall, grow into one of the leading drywall subcontractors in the state.

A Business that Bubbles

When a great idea for a product or a business bubbles to the mind’s surface, most people say “Someone should do that.” But some people, like Heather Francis, say “I should do that.” Ironically, the business idea that bubbled up in her mind is all about bubbles.

Bell Puts ‘Complete’ In Complete Consulting

When Chris Bell launched his business 10 years ago, he envisioned it as an accounting firm to compete with the ones he had worked for since college. However, when he quickly began to notice the gaps in services many of his clients were experiencing, his entrepreneurial strategy shifted.

Want to Be Successful? Hit the Floor Running.

The things you do when you first hop out of bed in the morning often pave the path for your day ahead. Learn what early a.m. routines can set you up for a successful day at the office.

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