One of the things we love most about the Twin Cities is the vibrant community of Creatives. At Minny & Paul, we love getting to highlight these makers and share their unique products with our community.
New to the scene is Six for Goods, a collective of six friends and their six brands dedicated to doing good. Not only will their collaborative-store concept support Minnesota makers, but it will also give a permanent home to some of our favorite local brands! The six behind Six for Good are Lauren VanScoy of Essence One, Ginger Nielson of Baubles & Bobbies, Nikki Hagen and Anna Hollerich of Hagen & Oats, Robyn Frank of Thumbs Cookies and Sairey Gernes of Urban Undercover and Towel Topper.
We were so excited when they reached out to us about getting involved with their brand new store at Rosedale Center! We know a thing or two about packaging curated gift boxes and were happy to partner with a business that shares so many of our values. Plus, what better way to take home a selection of Six for Good products than in a beautiful canvas Binny made by the talented Angie Davis from Byrd and Belle right here in Minneapolis!
We recently sat down with the Nikki Hagen and Anna Hollerich of Hagen & Oats their unique brand and mission and hope you’ll be as inspired by them as we were!
1) What is the most valuable piece of business advice you’ve ever received?
Someone once told us " winners focus on winning". This is a simple concept to keep your head high and keep moving forward. It's pretty easy to get lost in what other people are doing. If you spend your time focusing on what someone else is up to, you lose valuable time that you could have been spending on your own business.
2) What are your goals for the future of SixforGood?
We would love to see Six For Good be a permanent store, not only in Rosedale but other retail locations as well. We can see this concept growing and #doinggood for cities everywhere. This is just a thought in the wind but the idea of franchising could be awesome!
3) What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur?
Anna and I are so thankful that we get to live our dream, every day. We are doing what we love, meeting incredible people, employing badass humans and creating art for homes all over the country. Being fulfilled by all of these things is something that is hard to find any other way.
4) What advice would you give to someone starting their own business?
Small business ownership is a roller coaster. There will be really bad days but usually, they will be followed by something awesome. Just keep going. The highs and lows are all part of the game.
We hope you join us in supporting this wonderful new business venture by stopping by their beautiful storefront at Rosedale Center!