February 7, 2017
$25,000 prize from Deluxe makes a big impact for Minnesota Nice Spice
During the first year of the Small Business Revolution, Deluxe collected nominations for special small businesses that could use a boost — offering a prize of $25,000. We received so many great nominations that we ended up giving away four $25,000 prizes. The first one went to a business in Minneapolis called Minnesota Nice Spice, which is run by two sisters and a little bit of part-time help.
When we met Debb and Lucy, they had already established a foothold in the market and were on the cusp of some notable potential growth. But they needed some help to get there. When Deluxe and our partner, Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, showed up with a $25,000, Debb and Lucy immediately saw the potential impact it could have on their business.
Now, about nine months later, much of what they envisioned has come true. A crew from the Minneapolis ABC News station followed up with the sisters to see how things are going. It’s such a great story, and we’re honored to be a small part of it.