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Open For Business

Either just around the corner or in another country, by "local" we mean our global community. Below is our ever-growing directory of supported businesses.



Welcome to our newest local business member!

Jo, the Crazy Snack Lady

Creative Small Business Owner

Jo is a working mom, spouse, and woman entrepreneur in the business of making fun and delicious snacks. Her quirky sense of humor inspired her to create a healthy snack that also had a fun twist. Her snacks were a hit from the start and quickly developed into a new business:

One day I decided to make my husband a snack for work. We had some raw nuts and a couple of ghost peppers in the garden that needed to be used.  I knew he liked spicy things so I grabbed some honey and roasted everything together in the oven. I put it in his lunch box and sent it to work with him.

A few of his co-workers asked to try some and really liked them, though some thought it was too spicy. That night I made some more with just honey and I made another batch with cinnamon and sugar.  I had the intention of just getting rid of all the nuts that were just hanging out in the pantry. His co-workers liked them so much that they kept asking when I was going to start selling them. The rest is history!

As our newest creative small business, the Crazy Snack Lady is our Spotlight Business! Jo will debut her new business of delectable snacks at the Kansas City Planet Comicon, Sunday, March 19th. If you can't visit our booth in person or missed the event, be sure to click the link below to check out Jo's new website. While you're there, order a bag, or three, of those crazy snack mixes!




Our online marketplace has gotten an upgrade and a new name!

You can now visit "The Market" to visit our site members' shops and individual websites.

All market members listed are ALHc-sponsored creative small businesses.


We also provide a list of helpful resources for small businesses, authors, artists, and creatives. Click the Resources link below for more information.


We love books and recommending them! Visit our Bookshelf to find your next great reading adventure. Most of these are books written by our sponsored indie authors!!!

Creative Cups Club

Looking to find a support group online or in person (KC area - US)? We are here to help keep your creative muse motivated! Creative Cups Club meets on a regular basis both in person and online. Click the link below to see the dates, times , and location for the next meet-up. 


A cornerstone of ALHc is promoting our members' events. From book signings to special sales, to major public appearances. Click below to see whats coming soon and how you can support our small creative businesses!


Are you a small business or creative who loves their product or service? Are you looking for a place to advertise your product or service? Perhaps you're an author looking for an artist for your book cover? A small business owner needing a storefront online? We can help!!! Click below and complete the form for a free consultation.

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