Why Eat, Play and Shop Local?

Who are you? Are you like me? I have always been a creator. A maker. A designer. An entrepreneur. A business owner. Someone who gets an idea in her head and sees so far into the future and how amazing that business could be or how much people would love what I am making. So many ideas! So many. I don’t sleep much. For those of you who feel the same, you know that this is something you are born with- a drive that has been inside of you since you can remember. Whether you have the means or opportunity to pursue these dreams, or whether the time just isn’t right, that passion never leaves. Once that light bulb moment happens, game on![if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="2160

Sharing Successes: Olive Tree Body Care

A few months ago when Shop Small Fort Worth was just getting started, we could not have imagined the amazing and positive feedback we’ve gotten from local makers and community members alike. With a Facebook group of 4,000 women and growing, along with our Facebook and Instagram pages, the Shop Small platform has made a huge difference for many business owners and greater awareness of their business and offerings. One maker, Erin Lea of Olive Tree Body Care, shares her story of how Shop Small Fort Worth has changed her business for the better. I founded Olive Tree Body Care in 2011, driven by a desire to offer my friends and family a safer, gentler solution to their skin problems. My product

Giving Back: Bottled Water Collection

It's hot, hot, hot! Temperatures in Fort Worth are nearing 100 degrees every day, and for some, finding relief isn't always as easy as reaching for the nearest water faucet or finding respite in an air-conditioned building. Our friends at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County are asking for help providing bottled water for our neighbors in need. Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County has over 128 years of experience providing food, shelter and supportive services to thousands of men, women and children. These services have given many residents hope and a chance for a new start. Residents participate in programs designed to maximize their potential by developing the skills they need to retu

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