Small Business Shout Out: Macaroni Kid Huron Valley
Learn more about this Highland-based business in this week's Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Sarah Sims, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Huron Valley. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out you can fill out the form here.
When was the business founded?: I started the Macaroni Kid Huron Valley website and e-newsletter in March of 2011.
How did your business come to be?: When my twins were 1 1/2 I was searching online for things to do in the community. In my search I stumbled upon Macaroni Kid in another community. I immediately searched to see if Milford/Highland had an edition. I was disappointed to find that there wasn't one in our community. I then contacted the National Macaroni Kid to find out more about starting my own edition. I have loved publishing the newsletter ever since.
Why did you choose to locate to Highland?: I live in Milford and the town and areas around Milford make up such a great community. It is very family based, perfect for the Macaroni Kid newsletter.
What kind of services do you offer?: I offer a free resource to families in the Highland, Milford, White Lake and Commerce areas. I send the e-newsletter out every Thursday morning filled with articles, crafts, recipes and a list of local family friendly events. www.huronvalley.macaronikid.com. For business I offer advertising on the website and newsletter. Businesses that target local moms and families have great success reaching them with Macaroni Kid Huron Valley.
What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?: Macaroni Kid has publications all over the U.S. When you visit other cities and states you should look up to see if that town has a Macaroni Kid in it. That local newsletter will have all the events for families in their area. You can even contact them for recommendations on what you should see while your there. Search www.macaronikid.com for all the national Macaroni Kid communities.
What do you want your business to be best known for?: I want to be known for being a trusted local resource for families in the Huron Valley community.
What's your most popular product or service?: What my readers love the most is the fact that I do all the work for them. I email them what is going on in Huron Valley and they don't have to spend a second wasting time finding out what to do with their children. Visit www.huronvalley.macaronikid.com to subscribe.