Small Business

Here’s a few of our recommendations for some of the best spots in Lakeland to bring your work laptop. Pretty sure they’ll beat that corner office view.
We’re paws-itive you’ll find a new park, pet supply store, or groomer to take care of your four-legged friends.
Owner Jessi Zilka shared how you can support this local shop during the international Record Store Day event.
If you don’t have coffee already in hand, consider this your sign to grab some.
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Explore a wide selection of gummies and other products during Best Buds’ 4/20 sale.
See how students are learning about entrepreneurship with this experiential learning lab.
Dominik Rahmani is following in his parents’ footsteps to bring delicious food truck bites to Lakeland. Learn more about what inspired him to open Funnel Feasts.
These five entrepreneurs pitched their businesses for the chance to secure up to $10,000 in micro-grant funding.
We want to know: Where is the best coffee shop in Lakeland? Vote for your favorite to help determine a champion.
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New Life Veterinary Hospital is expanding its loving pet care to a second location.
Whether you’re feeling salty or sweet, check out these snacks to satisfy your next craving.
Want to set up shop at the farmers curb market? Read these tips before submitting your application.
When visiting Reececliff Diner, you simply can’t forget the pie.
If reading is your activity of choice, try one of these Swan City spots the next time you crack open your favorite novel.
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New Life Veterinary Hospital is expanding its loving pet care to a second location.
From retailers to restaurants, you told us which businesses you think deserve a second chance.
Find a new outfit or the perfect gift for a friend at these locally owned small businesses.
Find floral arrangements, Florida natives, and houseplants at these local shops.
We asked Catapult Lakeland President Christin Strawbridge what businesses we should keep our eyes on — from tech startups to small businesses in food, furniture, and fashion, here’s who we’re watching.
Lakeland’s restaurants are deserving of recognition — see who our readers think deserves a prestigious James Beard Award next year.
Shop Valentine’s Day chocolates, couple’s games, cookware, candles, and fuzzy socks to spread the love.
They say “all that glitters is not gold,” and that’s true — some of it is silver, platinum, and of course, diamond. Keep reading for Lakeland jewelry stores to shop from for your next anniversary, birthday, or holiday.
This local plant nursery will offer deals on all native trees during Florida Arbor Day weekend, so you can beautify your space.
The annual award ceremony hosted by Catapult celebrates four individuals or businesses in the Lakeland community that have made an impact — keep reading to see who won at the Lakeland Entrepreneur Awards.
The program will allow food entrepreneurs to get the experience of running their own restaurants, while Lakelanders will get to try even more local food.
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See what local entrepreneur Mary Neaf did to navigate her global company through COVID-19.
Shop from these 14 local retailers for online discounts in observance of Cyber Monday.
Polk is full of special places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels — check out our favorites in and around Lakeland, Florida.
Eight local eateries where you can pick up Thanksgiving classics
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