Our Stories

Meet the Creators & Small Businesses Driving Growth

The internet is a catalyst for innovation and economic growth. It enables small businesses, creators and entrepreneurs all around the nation to connect with new markets, while providing customers with more choices than ever before, generating opportunities for progress greater than at any time in history.

Discover stories of small business owners, like many in your own neighborhood, connecting with customers around the world to compete in a global market. Each story illustrates how local creators, small businesses, and innovators are harnessing the power of the internet to succeed and thrive.


Wisconsin Agriculture & Animals

The internet sprouts a variety of ways to reach target audiences

EB Ranch is a farm and a seller of farm products, including goat milk soap and pastured poultry meat shares using a community-supported agriculture model.

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Montana Fashion

Promoting fashion and Montana living to the world with the internet

fourOSix is a lifestyle and clothing shop that promotes art, music, style, forward-thinking, and Montana living.

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Maryland Health & Fitness

Keeping us healthy: how one healthcare pioneer’s community benefits from digital advertising

Youme Healthcare was created to assist children and families who have behavioral and mental health disabilities with the use of telehealth technology. As a convenient healthcare option, we have reached over one hundred clients since starting in April of 2020.

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Every day, small businesses use the internet to create new products and services, reach new customers, and remain competitive. However, the internet’s importance to the success of everyone from mom-and-pop shops to the next household name is an underappreciated story. We’d love to hear your own story about how the internet has helped your business flourish.

Virginia Marketing

Making brick mortar bigger

The founders of Rocket Pop started off as a small mom & pop retail shop selling snowboards and wakeboards.

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New Jersey Fashion

Raising the bar with the ad-supported internet

BRABAR was founded because the right fitting bra is the foundation of confidence. We not only educate young women on how a bra should fit, but we also provide a wide range of sizes and designs so that women, especially young women, can feel body confident.

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Tennessee Marketing

Prioritizing our digital initiatives to increase event attendance

The Williamson County Fair (WCF) provides a family-friendly, nine-day event, promoting agriculture, bringing communities together, and celebrating the traditions of Williamson County, Tennessee.

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Tennessee Entertainment & Art

How adapting to digital advertising boosted our business

Studio Tenn is a hidden gem of a theatre company located in Franklin, TN, approximately 20 minutes south of Nashville. As the pandemic set in – forcing the cancellation of our 2020 season and eventually most of our 2021 programming – we were forced to adapt. Our biggest initiative was utilizing Zoom to host “Studio Tenn Talks: Conversations With Patrick Cassidy.”

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Tennessee Entertainment & Art

Online advertising campaigns proved to be successful

Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label that specializes in Rock, Country, and Americana music. Over the years, the label has released music by artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, The Oak Ridge Boys, Amanda Shires, and Jason Isbell.

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Tennessee Agriculture & Animals

Utilizing social media tools to generate engagement

Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs is a floral event and design company that strives to bring each client’s vision to life and express their emotions through their designs with flowers. LMA handles events of all sizes, from a backyard microwedding to a large corporate dinner, bringing dreams and visions to life through flowers.

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The internet levels the playing field, lowering barriers for entry, and democratizing ownership, enabling even the smallest storefronts to drive economic results in every state across the U.S. Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest news and stories from Internet for Growth.