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My dad has been antiquing for years, specializing in buying and selling Japan-made goods. I went behind the scenes to learn about his business.Read More >>
I started my pre-loved fine gold jewelry business, Teruko Jewelry, on a whim—I knew nothing about solid gold, the value of gold jewelry or even how I would mail out orders. But when the scariest thing in the world has happened to you, things that might have seemed daunting feel manageable.Read More >>
Meet Kylie Miyamoto of Kymoto Co., the Tustin-based online cake shop that specializes in minimalist and modern buttercream cakes.Read More >>
We strive to bring our whole self to work, so why do some of us feel the need to hide our culture? When preparing to enter the workforce, we tend to focus on the technical aspect and aptitude needed to perform and succeed, but often forget to prepare ourselves for the difference in culture and how that defines work expectations.
How do generational differences affect business practices and philosophies? You want to know, and so do we.Read More >>
Nikkei Professionals is an event hosted by the Southern California Intercollegiate Nikkei Council in which members have the opportunity to develop professionals skills that are often not taught in school.Read More >>
Is our nonprofit value of "suffer for the cause" really healthy for us at the end of the day?Read More >>
When it comes to family-owned businesses in the Japanese American community, expectations are high. Here's what that pressure is like for the next generation.Read More >>
As we continue to get vaccinated and return to our lives, let's move away from retail therapy and start investing in community care.Read More >>
In our first small business feature, we interview the husband-and-wife team behind the candle company known as Whispering Wicks. Read on to learn more about how candle-making helped these two ICU nurses relax.Read More >>
An ode to the beautiful life and heart-rending death of Yoonjin Hwang’s beloved Spoon by H.Read More >>
This year will mark the 75th Anniversary of my grandparents' hardware store, and I don’t know what its future holds.Read More >>
Are you ready? We've sourced over 100 community-based businesses all offering one-of-a-kind items. Buy for that special someone, or treat yourself.Read More >>