Topeka leaders and enterprise house owners are anticipating the general public to help native enterprise house owners within the capital metropolis for Small Enterprise Saturday.
Essentia Salon & Spa, 5900 S.W. Huntoon, Suite A2, opened its doorways 5 years in the past and has seen constant enterprise.
Salon proprietor Y’Sondra Dixon mentioned watching her enterprise develop has been thrilling. Dixon mentioned the neighborhood continues to help her even throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The salon is an Aveda idea salon, a salon carrying earth-friendly merchandise made with natural and pure pure flower and plant substances.
Dixon mentioned lots of people suppose being a small enterprise proprietor is straightforward, nevertheless it is not once you’re competing towards bigger manufacturers in your service subject.
“It’s important to be sure your marketing strategy is hermetic. It’s important to be mentally ready and robust for this,” Dixon mentioned. “You’ve got cope with the general public and your staff, so you must have energy for certain.”
An anniversary celebration for Essentia Salon might be Dec. 11 for all employees and shoppers.
Metropolis leaders urge public to ‘Store native, store Topeka, store small’
Having that hermetic plan is what Topeka leaders had in thoughts earlier this month after gathering to encourage the general public to “Store native, store Topeka, store small.”
On Nov. 9, The Better Topeka Partnership leaders and Michael Barrera, district director for the U.S. Small Enterprise administration Kansas Metropolis workplace, gathered to current a Small Enterprise Saturday proclamation.
“It’s so essential for our native companies to be supportive by our neighborhood,” mentioned Laurie Pieper, GTP’s vp of entrepreneurship and small enterprise. “They’re our pals, our neighbors. They contribute to our economic system. They supply the services and products and all of the issues we have to make Topeka an excellent place to dwell.”
Earlier than studying the proclamation, Barrera mentioned it’s essential that Topeka does effectively as he sees many “small enterprise warriors.”
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“Being a small enterprise proper now, it is difficult,” he mentioned. “It is by no means going to be straightforward, however those who find it irresistible — that imagine in it — will all the time do effectively.”
Pieper mentioned it’s essential that companies benefit from the sources obtainable with a view to develop and be sustainable.
“We’ve been working very arduous to help our small enterprise ecosystem and entrepreneurial ecosystem right here in Topeka,” she mentioned. “We’ve actually been placing collectively programming and distinctive initiatives to help our small companies and preserve them locally.”
Small enterprise house owners who’re eager about help for his or her enterprise are inspired to go to the Better Topeka Partnership web site.
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You possibly can help small companies in Topeka at these Saturday occasions
Hunter & Laine Boutique & Present Store
Hunter & Laine Boutique, 826 S. Kansas Ave., may have a Santa Claus look for youngsters at 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., together with snack and drinks, together with particular reductions and gross sales. Footage with Santa might be obtainable, mentioned the boutique’s occasion web page.
Paper June, 927 N. Kansas Ave., will have fun at 10:30 a.m. with Scarlett Hoffman, 12-year-old Missourian and writer of her debut guide, “The Adventures of Sage Hawkins.”
Present proof of a purchase order from one other small, regionally owned enterprise on Saturday and obtain a ten% low cost in your complete buy with Paper June. After checkout, clients may have an opportunity to spin the wheel and win a present certificates to a neighborhood enterprise.
Small Enterprise Saturday Market with Milk & Honey Espresso Co.
Milk & Honey Espresso Co., 2200 S.E. twenty ninth St., will host its second annual small enterprise market at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will embrace greater than 10 small enterprise distributors that will help you get an advance begin in your vacation purchasing.
Keishera Currently is the enterprise reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal. She will be reached at Klately@cjonline.com. Observe her on Twitter @Lately_KT.