Connect with others through events and educational opportunities.
Access free start-up services such as consultations and business plan support.
Build my business by knowing the right questions to ask and the steps I need to take.
Featured Entrepreneur: The Carrot Seed Kitchen
The Carrot Seed Kitchen opened it’s doors for business on June 16th and we couldn’t be more excited for owner, Kirsten Gjesdal, who has always dreamed of owning her own cookware store. That dream has become a reality with a lot of hard work and a support system of different resources and people.
“Starting a business in Brookings has been long but rewarding journey. The community has been incredibly supportive and willing to share a plethora of ideas and recommendations. Brookings is working to become an entrepreneur friendly community with a renewed focus on supporting small businesses. The BEDC and ENspired continued to cheer me on along the way. They especially were valuable by connecting a few vital pieces: helping us locate the perfect store front, finding a passionate employee, and promoting our new business in the community.” – Entrepreneur Kristen Gjesdal
Brookings is a community of thinkers and doers. Everyone in the area is supportive of new ideas and concepts. Our community rewards hard work and honest leaders.
The Brookings community thrives on being engaged in and developing relationships to build a stronger civic presence among its businesses. That support is not something you will find in every community and is one of the main reasons we decided to start Hitch Design Studio here.