By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 14, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: May 15, 2019 at 4:48 am Four years ago, Gwen and Christine Nguyen launched Mavens Creamery out of their parents’ San Jose house with no culinary experience, bringing macaron ice cream sandwiches to Northern California. Since then, what the pair once envisioned as a small brick-and-mortar operation has morphed into a national business. Today, Mavens’ more than two dozen employees can produce 10,000 of the treats each day, which then make their way to stores like Whole Foods and Safeway, and across the country via online orders. The business seriously impressed at least one judge on the reality show Shark Tank. In April, co-host Barbara Corcoran agreed to invest $400,000 in exchange for a 25 percent stake in the creamery. Q: Why macaron ice cream sandwiches? Gwen Nguyen: Rather than going with the traditional route of just any typical dessert, we wanted to … [Read more...] about How two San Jose sisters took a home ice cream business national
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Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently enjoyed a sublime holiday in the amazingly beautiful country of Rwanda. You can read my trip reports here: Review: KLM A330 (new) Business Class from Amsterdam to Rwanda Review: Kigali Serena Hotel Review: Bisate Lodge by Wilderness Safaris (Volcanoes National Park) Review: Encounter with the mountain gorillas (my best travel experience ever!) Review: One&Only Nyungwe House (Nyungwe National Park) Review: Ruzizi Tented Lodge (Akagera National Park) Review: KLM A330 (new) Business Class from Rwanda to Amsterdam via Uganda (today) Today (March 20, 2019): Review of KLM’s A330 (new) Business Class from Rwanda to Amsterdam (via Uganda). On January 20th 2019, I flew Business Class with KLM Royal Dutch Airline from Kigali (Rwanda’s capital) to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, with a scheduled stop-over of 60 minutes in Entebbe … [Read more...] about Review: KLM’s A330 (new) Business Class from Kigali to Amsterdam (via Entebbe)
Well well well. Hasn’t time flown! Can you believe it’s been a whopping 12 months since my last Planes & Champagne blog post?! Nope me neither. Never in a million years did I anticipate parting from my beloved blog for so long. What started out as a “I’ll log on next week when I’ve got more time” somehow snowballed into February 2019 and here we are. So. What exactly have I been up to? Well firstly I can confirm that I have not reigned the travel bug in. I’m not sure that will ever really go away. It’s also safe to say that I haven’t stopped quaffing Champagne 😂🥂. I’m not sure that will ever change either 🤣!! Ok enough of the poor taste in jokes. Here’s a round-up of what I’ve been up to……. 2018 was my quietest year on the travel front as business took priority. That being said, I still managed to visit a number of new countries, the first of which was Montenegro. This was … [Read more...] about Why I’ve Been MIA for 12 Months!
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shelley Murphy Globe Staff January 05, 2019 On a hot Sunday morning in July, Jerusha Hall walked her 3-year-old son, Aksil, outside their Salem home to meet his father, who was more than an hour late picking him up. Aksil was unhappy. He never liked what they called “the handoff” and wouldn’t take the bag she had packed with his swimsuit and water toys. Malik Benhamza didn’t say what he had planned for the day, but Hall offered to let him bring Aksil home a little later than usual since he had gotten a slow start. He could drop him off at 6:30 p.m., but no later. As they climbed into Benhamza’s silver Hyundai, Aksil looked back sadly at his mother as he waved goodbye. Advertisement Six-thirty came and went, but Hall, 44, wasn’t too worried. Benhamza, her ex-husband who was allowed to see Aksil three days a week, texted that … [Read more...] about ‘I can’t abandon him. He’s my son’: A mom spends months in Algeria searching for her child
Running your own small business can be a stressful thing but can also be extremely rewarding. I've run my own shop in the past with an e-commerce website as well as running my own full-time freelance writing business. During the years I have learnt many things about running a business. Here are some guidelines and advice from someone that has run a successful small business. 1. Finances There is a lot of business advice out there so be sure to take it. A business plan can help you see what you need to do and how you are going to do it. A basic spreadsheet with outgoings and incomings can help you budget and see where your money is being spent, this can also be used to file your tax return. Don't forget you have to do this. Check out the UK Government advice on how to start a small business for more advice. There are certain rules but generally. if you earn more than a £1000 in a tax year you need to register as self-employed, but always check … [Read more...] about How To Run A Successful Small Business In 5 Easy Steps