Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

This Saturday is “Small Enterprise Saturday”

With Black Friday going down tomorrow, it’s vital to recollect the smaller, native companies and store them on Small Enterprise Saturday

Duluth Pack could be the very definition of a small enterprise. The a hundred and fortieth anniversary of the founding of Duluth Pack is simply weeks away.  In 2007 Tom Sega purchased the corporate. He had used its merchandise for years and was impressed.   “I simply really feel in love with this model and thought it may very well be a lot greater than it was on the time and right here we’re at this time, 15 years later and simply having a blast and reaching out and increasing and other people loving our model and what we’re about and our core values.”

It’s the standard of the merchandise and the dedication to a lifetime guarantee that has helped set the corporate aside from its opponents in response to Sega.  “We have now a group that’s devoted, very skilled, and devoted sufficient the place  they got here to us a number of years in the past and mentioned can we signal these luggage?  That’s referred to as satisfaction proper there and each bag that you simply purchase at Duluth Pack has the one that hand crafted it,  there signature and the day they made it’s  contained in the bag.”

The corporate continues to be small, it has about 100 workers, however has grown since Sega took over. ” We have now our manufacturing proper right here, which we’ve been in the identical constructing since 1911 manufacturing  our luggage.  As we’ve grown we’ve needed to develop So we even have, our what we name the Garfield Information constructing, which is our advertising and our internet constructing, then we have now our distribution middle on Garfield Avenue which is our distribution middle, customer support, receiving, customer support and wholesale takes place out of there. In order we develop we additionally take up extra space in Duluth and that’s nice for the Metropolis as effectively.”

Sega is enthusiastic about having folks store at small companies, not simply on Small Enterprise Saturday, however all year long. He says these companies are the engines that make cites, states and all the nation work. “Small Enterprise Saturday just isn’t solely vital to Duluth Pack however it is extremely vital to all small companies on the market. I implore folks, please help small companies. These may very well be your pals, these may very well be your loved ones, these may very well be your family members which can be working at, or proudly owning these small companies and each sale they make issues to them. So, on Small Enterprise Saturday, however actually on daily basis of the yr, store onerous and attempt to store small companies, store native. It makes a distinction in your neighborhood.”

One other good thing about purchasing native that Sega identified, is that its extra doubtless the merchandise you buy there are American made.

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Duluth Pack’s proprietor Tom Sega might be showing this Saturday morning on Fox Information’ —  Fox & Mates present from New York Metropolis.
Duluth Pack is one in every of three firms this system will characteristic taking about Small Enterprise Saturday.

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