Spring Grove Junior Girl Scouts visited the Sweet store during a recent troop outing. Shown, left to right, are Katie Lamm, Sadie Albrecht, Jacine Johanningmeier, Hannah Gray, Katheryn Deters, Amelia Solum and Marie Petersen. Not shown is Hannah Boudreaux.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Photo courtesy of Deanna Solum<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Spring Grove Junior Girl Scouts visited the Sweet store during a recent troop outing. Shown, left to right, are Katie Lamm, Sadie Albrecht, Jacine Johanningmeier, Hannah Gray, Katheryn Deters, Amelia Solum and Marie Petersen. Not shown is Hannah Boudreaux.

Photo courtesy of Deanna Solum

Junior Girl Scout Troop members set out to earn their Business Owner badge by visiting and interviewing local business owner Lisa Bornholdt at her store, Sweet.

The girls were interested in exploring this place because it is full of charming, fun and unique products, and of course, they love the assortment of nostalgic candy for purchase there.

They investigated the basics steps of running a business by asking Mrs. Bornholdt questions such as: "How did you choose this type of store?" and "What are your skills that helped you choose it?" "How do you decide the prices for the merchandise?" and "Do you have sales?" "What is a typical day at Sweet like?" "What are the challenges?" and "How do you offer good customer service?"

They also asked her, "What ways do you promote your store?" "What kind of support is available to small business owners?" and "What is your best advice on starting your own business?"

From this interview, these scouts learned that having a great location is important as well as offering top-notch customer service and unique products.

Visiting Sweet also encourages the girls to keep exploring their personal talents and skills so they could someday have a business of their own based on something that they love to do; it is possible to turn something you enjoy doing into a "sweet" success.

Thanks to Lisa and her store for being an inspiration to these girls to follow their dreams, to use their imaginations and never give up on what makes them happy.