BankCherokee Stitches Small Business Sellers and Buyers Together
Treadle Yard Goods New Owner Celebrates Two Years in Business
Sometimes launching a small business is the result of many years of dreaming and researching and planning. Other times, an opportunity for small business ownership comes knocking at your door. The latter is how it happened for Treadle Yard Goods owner Michele Hoaglund.
Hoaglund had been raised by two generations of seamstresses and began sewing at a young age. By the time she was in high school, she was masterfully stitching together entire outfits. After taking a few years off, Hoaglund began sewing again when her soon-to-be husband gifted her a top-of-the-line Kenmore sewing machine just before they got married … Read more
BankCherokee Provides Working Capital to Support Small Business Growth
Estetica Salon & Spa Quadruples Square Footage and Number of Stylists
Fate may have played a part in bringing Estetica Salon & Spa owners LeeAnn and Andrew Jurgens together. Partners in life and in business, the pair met nearly three decades ago. Andrew was earning a degree in business at St. Thomas University, while LeeAnn had already begun her career as a hair stylist at a nearby St. Paul salon. On a whim, Andrew stopped into the shop for a haircut and LeeAnn was his stylist. That encounter was just the beginning of their story.
While Andrew knew he’d pursue a career in business, his specific path was yet to be determined. But LeeAnn had already developed her plan for the future. “LeeAnn is the only person I know who was 100 percent certain about what she wanted to do with her life from the age of 11,” Andrew said admiringly. “She knew she’d be a hair stylist and she knew she’d own a salon.” … Read more