Entrepreneurship

What Kevin Lockett Wishes He Knew

Name: Kevin Lockett Occupation: Content Producer, Lockett Media How did you get into the work you do? In January 2008, I was struggling to find my place in media. I had freelance jobs, but the assignment...

Snacking with a Purpose

An Akron Startup Makes Snacks that Promote the Social Good words and photos by Andrew Leask UPDATE: This article was originally published in Issue 20, April 2016. Since then, founder Evan Delahanty has been c...

What we learned about local business in 2016

  You learn some lessons the hard way, especially if you’re a business owner. That’s why we started this section. But even before we had an official place to write about entrepreneurship and small busin...

Origin Story: Not Yo’ Daddy’s Hot Sauce

by M. Sophie Franchi Correction: The print version of this story had a misspelling of the González name. The error has been fixed in this online version.   You say hot sauce. Cristina González Alcal...

Coffee and Community: Nervous Dog Celebrates 10 Years

  words by Scott Piepho; photos by Paul Hoffman   Michael Litt, founder and owner of Akron’s Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, summarizes his business philosophy as “We don’t just sell coffee; we sell comm...

Hoppin’ Frog Celebrates a Decade of Brewing

  by Scott Piepho The first time Fred Karm brewed beer, helping a friend from college, the experience did not seem likely to change the course of his life. “It was such a pain in the butt I said, ‘Don’t ...