Many of our loan clients have great start-up stories, with a client turning a hobby into a business.
That’s what happened to Brett Haugen of Hutchinson. His wife loves scrapbooking and stamping, so he started making her products to keep paper, stamps and other crafting supplies organized. Her friends began asking for them, and eventually he realized there was a market for these products.
In 2012, Brett left his job to start Stamp-n-Storage, and came to us for a microloan. Just last fall, Brett moved the business into a new 8,000 square-foot building. He has seven full-time employees and ships their storage products all over the world.
Do you ever daydream about turning your skills or hobbies into a business? Our CORE website is a great place to start digging into what you should consider. Check out our intro to starting a business video to see if you’re ready to turn your dream into a reality!