Five Friday Links: The Summer Scoop

ffljuly15The sun’s out, the week has come to an end and it’s hot outside! We hope you’re able to celebrate this midsummer weekend however you prefer to do so! But first, a round-up of link inspiration, beginning with three local stories (our favourite kind):

Celebrity Endorsements Send Sales of Winnipegger’s Little Box of Rocks ‘Through the Roof’
At the end of 2015, Kiera Fogg quietly launched her business, Little Box of Rocks, and like all entrepreneurs, began working hard to get it off the ground. After being publically endorsed by Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop Holiday Gift Guide and Cameron Diaz’s Body Book Holiday Gift Guide, Fogg’s sales have gone through the roof.

A Tiny Piece of NYC on Stafford…Really Tiny
“We really like the idea of having a New York City kind of Mad Men-like feel in here.” Even though Cam Chabot and Tammie Rocke have demanding, full-time jobs, they decided to jump on an opportunity when they saw it and opened Close Co., a new (and very small) restaurant right across the street from their home.

Here’s the Scoop on Winnipeg’s Best Ice Cream Treats for Summer 2016
CBC Manitoba’s Information Radio recently asked listeners to provide their favourite frozen summer treats in Winnipeg. After their panel of taste-test-judges gave them all a try,  Chocolatier Constance Popp’s gelato was named the best icy treat of the summer!

After Being Rejected by Starbucks, This Entrepreneur Raised $2.5 Million to Start a Mobile Coffee Cafe
This story (and introductory video) are too good not to share. Inspired by Airbnb and Uber’s new way of doing business, Maria De La Croix created the first high-tech mobile café to hit the streets of Sweden. Today her business has sold more than 500 cafes in over 60 countries.

Snapchat Hacks: 16 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About
Are you snapping? If so, are you taking advantage of these features? This helpful Hootsuite guide will walk you through some quick tricks to help you and your business use the app to its full potential!

Have a great weekend!