Twin Cities Business Magazine

12 Business Lessons From The Minnesota State Fair

First-time vendors share their insights from the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

“There was kind of a big financial investment for me as a small business because you have the booth fee, staff expenses, tickets for each day for each person that works a shift that day, signage, booth decor and ingredient/container costs. Beyond that, it was mostly time and product costs. I put a lot of time into getting ready because I make and label all my product.  I had A LOT of help from family and friends to make sure I was ready.” —Lauren VanScoy, founder of EssenceOne natural beauty collection (West End Market)

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