You can take an idea and make it a dream - you really can! It just takes a lot of work," says Jill Adams, owner of Remember When, located at 3 South 11th Street, Mifflinburg, PA. Over ten years ago, Jill asked the Bucknell SBDC for assistance in turning her love of decorating into a business. The consultants helped her to "follow through with the opportunity to know what I was getting into, especially all that paperwork." She purchased a property, renovated it, and opened sooner than expected.
Today, Remember When offers "country to primitive" merchandise, antiques, and private interior design consultations for personalized home decorating. While Jill's business has experienced sales growth, sustainability is even more important to her. She views her customers as her friends and wants to be able to maintain close relationships. Jill proudly promotes made in the U.S. products by using ten to twelve local suppliers or Pennsylvania businesses to complete her orders.
When asked what advice she would give to brand new business owners, Jill said: “if you don’t know where to start, meet with the SBDC!”