May 18, 2015

The Olive Twist, a culinary boutique and online retailer, allows you to taste and match over 25 olive oils and 25 of Italy's finest aged balsamic vinegar condimentos to your personal palate. 

We encourage you to create your own twist and enjoy the experimentation of flavor fusions.  As a bonus, our samplings are rich in antioxidants that add to our health benefits without losing the quality of flavor.

The Olive Twist is honored to serve the Greater Fort Wayne Area!

 The Olive Twist Featured In NerdWallet Study On

Best Places To Start a Business


San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2015) – NerdWallet, a personal finance website, recently conducted a study about the best places to start a business, analyzing 183 of the largest U.S. metros with at least 15,000 businesses. NerdWallet based its study on the following variables:


  • Business climate: NerdWallet considered the average revenue of businesses, percentage of businesses with paid employees, and number of businesses per 100 people
  • Local economic health: Included here are median annual income, median annual housing costs, and unemployment rate


Fort Wayne was determined the ninth best place to start a business. Businesses in Fort Wayne earn the third highest average revenue out of the top 10 places in the study -- $1,965,562. That’s over $850,000 more than the average business revenue on NerdWallet’s list.


NerdWallet featured The Olive Twist as a vibrant local business. In learning about having been featured, Lori Berndt of the Olive Twist stated, “As a small business owner I think we are truly blessed to learn every aspect of the business from start to finish and have a greater appreciation for the business because of the hard work we put forth building and maintaining it. It hasn't always been easy, but struggles only make us work harder and appreciate every customer that walks through the door. I would say we have some of the best customers that we could ever ask for.”


Read the full study online for more information and resources for entrepreneurs. For more information about NerdWallet, visit




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