Vendor Village Pt.2

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“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” Building a Community Since the beginning of Hattast-ique, we have always had a strong sense of community. We understand that the struggle of being on the road, living out of a suit case, working events day and night (sometimes as long as 15 hour days), is easier when you have a good support system behind you. It is easier when you can relate to and make friends with your fellow vendors. There is more to the life of a vendor than setting...

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Malabad Images

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"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."  For the last few months we have highlighted several small businesses. These family owned businesses show us what it takes to start from scratch and work your way up. The perseverance and dedication it takes is inspiring to say the least.  Hattast-ique is in it's third year of operation. Over time we have gained experience, friendships, and life lessons that we will carry with us through the next decade. Before we started down this path of a family business, there was Simplicity Photography. Now known as Malabad Images. ...

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Small Business Insight

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What do small businesses offer to the U.S. economy?  How hard is it to keep a small business going?  If you have ever thought about supporting or starting a small business, these are some basic questions you might ask.  At Hattast-ique we wanted to shed some light on how small businesses play a role in the economy and the obstacles that have to be overcome in order to keep a small business alive. Small businesses play a large role in the U.S. economy.  When you support or start one you are helping our economy which is a great thing.  Small...

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