Michelle Sahr grew up in a family that owned local retail stores, including a toy store. Today she and her husband own and operate two shops in historic downtown Kent, Ohio…. one is a toy store and the other is a cheese shop.

Who didn’t dream of owning a toy store as a kid? And Michelle gets to live this life every single day.

Join in and listen to this interview as she shares her entrepreneurial journey and delivers excellent advice for entrepreneurs on running their own business.

And is networking important for retail entrepreneurs? Yep. Michelle was not sure that being involved in the local community and “networking” would impact her stores, but her efforts to know others in her town has lead her to increased visibility, referrals and more business.

She also is active in the trade associations around the cheese and toy industries. By being active in these groups she gains knowledge, spots business trends, and gets real ideas she can implement in her stores.

Off The Wagon Toys – www.offthewagonshop.com

Kent Cheesemonger – www.kentcheesemonger.com

Main Street Kent – www.mainstreetkent.org

Check out this episode!