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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
BusyKidz is an indoor city-in-miniature for kids with a focus on pretend play: restaurant, market, doctor’s office, schoolroom, house, tinker shop, library, costume boutique, etc.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
We just opened our doors, but are looking forward to opportunities to collaborate with other businesses, as well as hosting events for our customers (mini concerts, story times and classes), and doing community outreach by participating in local events. Our first outreach effort was a food drive for Twin Lakes Food Bank and the News 10 Coats for Kids drive.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Opening BusyKidz was a longtime dream that has been so fulfilling to bring to fruition. The design and building part was exciting, but nothing has compared to opening our doors and seeing all those busy kids in action.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
When we need some quiet time to relax and refresh, we go to the library.
What’s your biggest job perk?
The biggest perk of my job is getting to be a fly on the wall, observing the most fascinating and sometimes hysterically funny interactions and conversations between children playing “grown-up.” Their interpretations of adult behavior are priceless. We spend all day at BusyKidz with smiles on our faces, quietly amused.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Melange – it’s the cutest antique shop in Historic Folsom. It has the most beautiful and elegant collection of vintage items; it’s easy to get lost in their displays.
And finally, customer service is…?
Best when conducted with mutual respect.
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