Video: The Next Big Small Brand Finalists

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In her latest videos from Food Curated, Liza de Guia profiles the visionary entrepreneurs who were selected as finalists for this year's Next Big Small Brand Contest, which spotlights passionate folks launching mini-but-growing businesses.

This year's nominees include Loren Brill (the cookie and brownie dough-maker of Sweet Loren's), Fany Gerson (the paleta enthusiast behind La New Yorkina), Liz Gutman* and Jen King (chocolate czarinas of Liddabit Sweets), Scott Bridi (the sustainably-focused charcuterie-loving guy running Brooklyn Cured) and Nirmala Gupta (the chutney artist of Bombay Emerald Chutney Company). Watch all of their videos and get that warm, tingly inspired feeling inside.

* Special shout-out to our chocolate bureau chief Liz! Mmm, now craving one of your beer and pretzel caramels.

Loren Brill of Sweet Loren's Cookie and Brownie Dough

Fany Gerson of La New Yorkina

Liz Gutman & Jen King of Liddabit Sweets

Scott Bridi of Brooklyn Cured

Nirmala Gupta of Bombay Emerald Chutney Company