Mitch Allen started as a Santa back in 2008, when he dressed up for a company party. He enjoyed it so much he began working parties, photo shoots and other events.
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North Texas Entrepreneur Rents Out Hundreds Of Santas WorldwideMitch Allen started as a Santa back in 2008, when he dressed up for a company party. He enjoyed it so much he began working parties, photo shoots and other events.
Biggest Shopping Day Of Year Expected To Happen SaturdayAccording to the National Retail Federation, more than half of holiday shoppers plan to buy their last gifts during the week before Christmas.
Demand For Hemp, CBD Oil Could Result In A Christmas Tree ShortageNorth Texans are starting to think about purchasing that Christmas tree, but those who sell them say don't think about it too long.
New Program Aims To Help Turn Military Veterans Into Business OwnersBunker Labs will start their Dallas-area operation with a networking party with veterans.
Dallas Tornado Victims Could Soon Receive Financial HelpThe Small Business Administration says about 30 people visited their office Monday, including one man who says a loan could make all the difference.
Home, Business Owners Impacted By Dallas Tornadoes May Qualify For Low Interest LoansArea leaders are also concerned about damage to public property, like what's left to this outdoor warning siren.
Get Productive at Nuvodesk, Arlington's Newest Luxury Coworking Space.What's Up DFW- Check out Arlington's newest co-working space. If you're an entrepreneur, start-up, or at home employee, you can step up your productivity game at Nuvodesk. They have five different levels of membership and amenities galore but that's not all. Nuvodesk is committed to fostering innovative ideas and young business minds in an environment designed to help you thrive.
Community Showing Support For Dallas Business Destroyed In The TornadoThe owner says he hopes to fully rebuild in one year.
Are You Really Ready to Retire?What's Up DFW with DeWitt and Dunn Financial Services. Are you ready to retire? Are you really ready to retire? Cathy DeWitt Dunn helps navigate the crucials steps you should take for a successful retirement.
Sweet Treat Lessons at Funkytown DonutsEAT MORE "HOLE" FOODS: Funkytown Donuts dishes out sweet treats with a twist! They carefully pair flavors to make mouth watering pastries and they're constantly rolling out new flavors. Eat See Plays Taryn Jones, gets a crash course in donut making 101. Her first lesson: when in doubt, just add sprinkles.
City of Irving Main Street EventWhat's Up DFW with The City of Irving Get ready for a good time at Irving's Main Street Event. It's a big party that celebrates small town charm. With live music, vendors, kids activities, a car show, and a hot sauce festival- there's something for everyone! Irving's Main Street Event Noon to 6pm on 9/21 Free Admission/ Free Parking irvingevents.org for more info.
Counterfeit Bills Have Some Burned Business Owners In Dallas Taking Extra Measures When Accepting CashCustomers at Urban Market who pay with cash better be ready for the scanner, the sharpie and a lot of suspicion from owner Gerry Knaus.
Change In Parking Could Mean End For Some Small North Texas BusinessesBusiness owners are launching a fight against the city of University Park and are asking their customers to join them.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company Makes Good On Promise In Fort Worth With Free BeerDeep Ellum had planned this opening for years. What it didn’t plan on was a government shutdown, that added time to what became a six-month wait for a federal permit to brew.
Business Owner Looks To Help Furloughed Federal WorkersA family-owned business is stepping up to offer part-time work to furloughed federal employees in North Texas.
New Retail Space In Plano Reimagines RetailingAn entrepreneur has opened up a new space at Plano's Legacy West that blurs the lines between online shopping and traditional department stores.
North Texas Wedding Venue Suddenly Shuts DownThe Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club in Burleson closed without warning.
Texas Smokehouse Supplies More Than 200K Turkeys To Dinner Tables Around USIf you looking for an alternative to the all hard work it takes to thaw, clean and cook a frozen Thanksgiving turkey, you may want to look to the East Texas city of Tyler.
Christmas Market Opening In Fair ParkThe Chi Omega Christmas Market is great exposure for small businesses. It's opening in the Centennial Building In Fair Park.
Rain Puts Major Damper On State Fair Of TexasVendors have not made the money they're used to making so the fair will open early and close late in the final days.
Fort Worth Man Opens Mobile Coffee Shop On Tricycle"They call me the pedalista barista," said Stuart Reed, 28.
50-Yard Line Logos Appearing On North Texas Front LawnsBlaine Isbell and a couple business partners are spending September taking logos you usually only see on the gridiron, and laying them down on any piece of ground where a fan wants to see it.
Road Work Kills Colleyville BusinessOwners of The Londoner noticed people just weren't coming as often.
Taste Your Way Through the Unique Flavors at Grapevine Olive Oil CompanyDon’t let the size of this small shop fool you because it’s big on taste. At Grapevine Olive Oil Company, they’re infusing high quality oil and vinegars with almost any flavor you can imagine. The best part? You don’t have to be afraid to go bold because they’ll let you try before you but. Eat See Play’s Taryn Jones got her sample cup ready and headed to Historic Downtown Grapevine in the Cadillac CTS-V Sport, to taste her way through the store. Wait until you see her reaction to the chocolate vinegar… even better? When she finds out what they make with it.