Camille Grochowski | Banner | The Cellar Door Bookstore is emptier than usual due to only one customer or group being allowed in at a time.

Small businesses adapt to pandemic

Six months ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order that temporarily closed many locally-owned businesses. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many stores have had to reshape how they conduct business. Linda Sherman-Murick, the owner of local bookstore Cellar Door Books said her company had to shift their focus to their […]

Photo Illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Etsy allows artists around the world to sell their handiwork online.

COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Stacy Turner, Cherishann Diamzon, and Jason Watkins, freshman film majors at La Sierra Universtiy, enjoy their blended boba smoothies at Roasting Water Coffee Shop in Riverside, Calif. The coffee joint is a popular hangout spot for college students in the area.

Eco-friendly coffee bar options

Some boil it. Others steam it. But a new coffee shop and boba shop in Riverside is roasting it. Roasting Water has taken a different path and is brewing a new kind of business model that steeps eco-friendly practices with a rich variety of teas, coffee, smoothies and dessert drinks. The average price of drinks […]

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Increase in online shopping impacts local store sales

Online shopping has become the new norm in American society, making it easy for people to spend without ever having to leave the comfort of their homes. Instead of having to drive to the local mall and wait in line to buy things, everything is available to buy online. Online shopping retail sales reached $2.3 […]