For the 4th consecutive year, Minnesota School of Business-Blaine welcomed local small businesses to showcase products and services at the on-campus Small Business Expo. Expo participants (listed below) offered samples of products to try out and/or purchase as well as information about services they offer. Business owners also talked with students about the benefits and challenges of owning a small business. The event is an excellent opportunity for professional networking, in addition to connecting students with small business owners.
“Events like this allow students to see others finding success in our local community. It also allows for professional networking, which is really important for our students,” said Shaun Lis, admissions representative.
Paul Huber, financial aid manager, added, “Small businesses are an integral part of our community. They allow people to go to work for themselves. The harder they work, the more successful they can be. This is a great lesson for anyone.”
Robin Gauvin, admissions representative, said, “It was great to see so many local businesses on campus, and to hear their individual success stories! This shows our students that if you work hard and believe in what you do, you are able to accomplish amazing things and achieve goals you once thought were impossible.”
Participating Businesses included:
- Thrive for Wellness
- Tastefully Simple
- Premier Designs Jewelry
- Usborne Books
- Pampered Chef
- HealthSource of Blaine
- Mary Kay
- Carolyn Boehlke (local author)
- Pure Romance
- Morning Star Chiropractic & Wellness
- It Works!
- Be Young Total Health / Baby Steps Health Coaching
- Young Living Essential Oils
- Origami Owl