At Star Cloud, we are passionate advocates of small businesses which we feature on a daily basis on both Facebook and Instagram.

Our regular Sunday Small Business Love column will summarize some of our best retail stories featuring small businesses all over the globe, but especially in the U.S.

SMB and independent retailers contribute to communities by providing great shopping experiences and products that promote local economies. Here are some of their stories:

1. Photopia Studios in Cottonwood Heights, Utah


Photopia Studios’ goal is “to make awesome affordable by focusing on quality not quantity. After all, truly great photographs are created not taken.” Judging by this adorable photo, they succeed extraordinarily.

One professional photographer’s review: “I have followed Cliff’s work for years. He has an incredible gift and talent! I say this even as a “quasi” competitor of his, Cliff does amazing work.” “Extremely talented and professional. You will love your memories forever!!”  Unanimously 5.0.

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2. BC Home Leisure in Coquitlam, British Columbia

BC Home Leisure transforms backyards into relaxing getaways with state-of-the-art Coast hot tubs, elegant outdoor furniture, fire pits and more. Their dedicated staff work with each client every step of the way — from designing the space to delivery and set up — to create the “vacation at home” of their dreams and a whole new world of experiences to share with friends and family.

Their website is beautiful and informative, well worth a visit! Facebook | Instagram

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3. MM& M Catering in Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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MM&M Catering offers the freshest ingredients, highest level of courtesy and premier catering. With over 500 delicious food items to choose from, they can customize specialty menus for individuals, reflecting their style, taste, occasion and, most importantly, budget. Time for culinary delights!

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4. Doggie Avenue in Burbank, California

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Doggie Avenue is a full-service pet grooming and retail boutique specializing primarily in canine breeds, including pedigree, rare breeds, mixed and rescue. Cats are also very welcome.

Since the inception of Doggy Avenue in 2007, its superb reputation has been based on first-class customer service, its love of animals, a professional and knowledgeable staff—including loyal, experienced groomers—and its selection of unique quality retail items.

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5. Forge Interiors in Bedale, North Yorkshire, U.K.

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Forge Interiors is an Interior design outlet whose emphasis is firmly on individual products, handmade in Britain, with a special focus on local makers and artists. Customers are able to purchase from the full range of Farrow & Ball paints and wallcoverings, along with stylish furniture, elegant contemporary fabrics, lighting, homewares and gifts.

With over 20 years experience in the interior design industry, Forge Home Interiors can assist in creating your perfect space. Whether you require advice on color schemes, a selection of floor-coverings, a favorite chair re-upholstered or a fully project-managed home refurbishment, they aim to provide stress-free, quality service paired with stunning design solutions.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed these small businesses that we love, and we look forward to sharing more of them with you next Sunday.