Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.
Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.
It’s been sitting empty since last winter. But now, the former Neiman Marcus building in downtown Minneapolis is off the market. The state’s largest gas utility, CenterPoint Energy, has inked a deal to purchased the property, according to Twin Cities Business.
Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove has people lining up for their delicious cupcakes. And the story of how the shop’s owner ended up in Minnesota is perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.
It’s not often that people think about how they consume what they put on their bodies. But a Minnesota company is focusing on that. It’s called Intelligent Nutrients, and the flagship store just opened at Mall of America two weeks ago.
If you’re trying to figure out what to get that sports fan in your life, you’re in luck.
Incredible video of a car plowing through the front of a convenience store in Texas. Thankfully the employee only suffered non-life threatening injuries. Watch the story here.
Neiman Marcus is the latest luxury retailer saying goodbye to Minnesota, and it might have a lot to do with how much Minnesotans are able to spend these days.
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced Monday that it would be closing the 118,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus store on Nicollet Mall.
A 19-year-old woman has been accused of using fake gold coins to swindle $8,000 out of a store, according to police.
You may not think of going to the Mall of America if you’re craving the taste of Thin Mints and Somoas, but a Girl Scout store is opening there on Thursday.
Police said they need the public’s help identifying a man who sexually assaulted a girl at a Walmart in Fridley, Minn.
Target Corp. is reporting a 3.7 percent increase in third-quarter profits, helped by solid spending and improvement in its credit card business.
Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. says it will close 20 underperforming stores in 15 states and cut 1,950 jobs in a move that it says will allow it to focus on more profitable locations.
Target is a victim of its own success.