Needles & Notions - Kathaleen Roberts

Step into the skylightflooded fiber room at Yarn & Coffee and it's nearly impossible not to pet the product.

When California transplant Deborah Grossman got laid off from her Santa Fe IT job, she knew exactly what to do. The dream of owning a yarn shop had been festering inside her for a good 10 years.

To prepare for the move -- she had never run, let alone owned, a business --Grossman loaded her arsenal with experts from the Small Business Development Center at Santa Fe Community College, retired executives from SCORE, and the Santa Fe Business Incubator off Airport Road, all nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping fledgling businesses bloom.

 

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