Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
YOU'RE IT The Toy Room!
Three questions with Kimberly Ramsey, owner of The Toy Room.
Why did you start your business?
I started the business because I always wanted to own my own store & I love working in retail - there's so much variety in retail, you never know what is going to happen next. I could never sit in an office and do the same thing day after day. I hate the paperwork end of it but the interaction I get with the customers, toy companies & my reps, the buying, visual displays, customer service, problem-solving - I love all of that! Toys were a great fit for me because it's such a fun and upbeat industry & I get to embrace my inner child.
My best selling category in the store is always Arts & Crafts...but my single best selling item is probably Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty - I've carried them for probably 10 years now and they have always been a steady seller, these past 2 years we've really experienced a huge boom in sales.