Nicole Snow, Darn Good Yarn creator, owner, late-night-picture-taker of new merchandise, over-achiever, arm-knitting fiend, and generally all-around fabulous entrepreneur, is kind of a rock star in Maine. No, seriously.
She lives in Piscataquis County in Maine, in a town called Sebec. According to the US 2010 census, 630 people live in Sebec. But with a trusty internet connection and FedEx delivery trucks, her reach has extended across the state and across the world.
As Darn Good Yarn expands and more people learn about our support of families across the world, responsibly sourced materials, and gorgeous products, more and more people are supporting us and our goals. And we love the support! One of the folks that supports us? The governor of Maine, Paul R. LePage.
Nicole was even invited to the "State of the State" address earlier this month. Governor LePage is all amount micro-enterprise business. He spoke all about it in the address:
"We are a state of entrepreneurial “doers.” There are 40,000 small businesses in Maine. Our state has roughly 130,000 micro-businesses. They employ 170,000 people. They drive our economy. If they could each add one more job, that would transform our economy.
Nicole Snow of Sebec is a very successful micro-entrepreneur. She created Darn Good Yarn, and she does all of her business online. Nicole is growing her company into a million-dollar business—thanks to the internet. Nicole, please stand."
*Insert Wild Applause Here!* :)
How fabulous is that? Thanks, Governor LePage!
Not only that, but Nicole's local paper has hopped on the Darn Good Yarn train as well. :) The Piscataquis Observer featured the Darn Good Yarn story on the front page! Check it out!
Thanks to the Piscataquis Observer for your support as well! We have so much love for everyone out there who helps spread the word about the great things Darn Good Yarn is doing, and all of the great stuff we provide!
We want to continue to expand, offer more great products, and be able to employ more great people around the world. Help us out if you can - talk to your local yarn shop about carrying Darn Good Yarn, share us on Facebook and Pinterest, and, if you have a website of your own, look into becoming a Darn Good Yarn Affiliate. Thanks so much to everyone who already supports us and loves our yarn and craft supplies. We love ya!