12 episodes

Betsy Bonnema, is the creator and facilitator of collaborative marketing workshops built for small businesses in rural communities. In these workshops, people start out feeling lost and Betsy has one goal...to help them fall back in love with their business and find a renewed passion for their work. And they do. And that changes everything. These are their stories.

Lost & Found: Small Business Stories from the Rural Midwest Betsy Bonnema

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Betsy Bonnema, is the creator and facilitator of collaborative marketing workshops built for small businesses in rural communities. In these workshops, people start out feeling lost and Betsy has one goal...to help them fall back in love with their business and find a renewed passion for their work. And they do. And that changes everything. These are their stories.

    Rejuvenate Salon & Spa

    Rejuvenate Salon & Spa

    Toni Koch, owner of Rejuvenate Salon & Spa in New London, MN believes in empowering people to be the best version of themselves.  Toni is changing the cosmetology game by establishing a salon that empowers both the staffing team and the clients they serve.  Toni fought through COVID with ingenuity and perseverance, coming out the other side with new found motivation and a strengthened customer base.  Listen in as we hear from Toni and the work she is doing to create positive change in her industry and the in the world around her. 

    • 39 min
    Tamara Kojic`

    Tamara Kojic`

    Tamara Kojic` has expertise around building company culture, retaining and attracting new employees, strategic game planning around the future of your organization, and creating community.   She believes in the power of community building to create impactful experiences, strong organizational culture, increase employee engagement and generate positive change. She works with organizations across the globe to help them create a clear vision for who they are and where they are going.  Tamara is from Belgrade, Serbia and is currently working with the Startup team to help us unify our mission and vision.  She is coming to the table with experience, passion. energy and insight!  Listen in to hear about her experience recruiting team members in a digital world and the impact of finding the right community can have on your business. 

    • 50 min
    Falls Boutique and Sam's Outdoor & More

    Falls Boutique and Sam's Outdoor & More

    Retail can be tough.  It take "grit & grace" and a willingness to adapt and change.  Listen in as Melissa Syring, owner of Falls Boutique in Granite Falls MN and Nick McGillivray, owner of Sam's Outdoor & More in St. Joseph MN share about their journey and perspective into retail.    These two businesses participated in Startup Reinvention together working through roadblocks and coming out the other side with new motivation and business goals. 

    • 52 min
    K. Madsen Consulting

    K. Madsen Consulting

    Kim Madsen believes connections transform our lives and sometimes even saves them.  Kim is a speaker and a coach and the owner of K.Madsen Consulting in Willmar, MN.  Kim also created the area's premier annual women's event, CultivateHer.   Join us to hear more about Kim's journey to entrepreneurship, her 'why', and the impact she is making on the universe.

    • 45 min
    Crow River Comprehensive Hitting Clinic

    Crow River Comprehensive Hitting Clinic

    Beth & Darryl were ready for a change. Listen in to hear how this couple took the leap of faith to leave the metro and pursue a love of coaching, community and baseball in Lester Prairie, MN.  They believe everyone should feel safe expressing themselves through sport. #unleashyourinnerathlete #unleashyourinnerstory

    • 44 min
    Korppi Coffee

    Korppi Coffee

    Kayla and Laura, co-owners of Korppi Coffee and Bakeshop share their journey of chasing the entrepreneurial dream that led them to open their first coffee and bakeshop in St. Cloud, MN. 

    • 49 min

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