Updated: July 22, 2022 01:25 PM
Created: July 22, 2022 09:37 AM
(ABC 6 News) - Starting a business from scratch isn't easy, and one local entrepreneur is hoping to help starter-ups in the area while also bringing the community together.
Beth Fynbo, founder and CEO of Busy Baby, started her small business in 2019. Her product became a quick success and even appeared on Shark Tank.
When she first started her business, Fynbo was working out of her garage. Now, she has moved to her first Warehouse in Zumbrota, MN.
As a way to say thank you to everyone who helped her along the way, Fynbo is organizing an event: The Small Business Extravaganza.
"I'm hosting an event where I'm bringing together all of those resources that helped me. The Southern Minnesota initiative foundation, SPDC, Red Wing ignite, and several more," Fynbo said. "I'm bringing them here not only to show them how they've helped me grow but hopefully introduce the rest of the community, small businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, introduce those people to the resources that can tangibly help them now."
In partnership with The Greensted, the public event will also feature a grill fest with local growers and food vendors for people to discover how they can locally source meat and vegetables from businesses in southeast Minnesota.
Other small businesses that are participating will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services as well.
"I have three goals for this event. I want to bring local businesses that want to participate and get exposure to the community altogether. When we come together as small businesses we can use each other as resources. But we can't use each other as resources if we don't know each other exists," Fynbro said. "So, I want to have other small businesses be able to meet each other, I want the community to meet these small businesses in their backyard that they may not even know about, and I want everyone to have access to the resources that helped me start and grow Busy Baby."
Any small business in the area that wants to participate in the event can email email@example.com
The event is open to the public and will take place Thursday, July 28, from 4 to 7 P.M.
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