Student Entrepreneurs at e2 - 205 A North Holden

Tena Trolinger -
 nook n' kranny

Hello everyone, I'm Tena Trolinger and I'm a new and enthusiastic business owner who has had a passion for organizing since I was a child! After completing my Bachelors in Business at UCM, I decided to put my unique skills to good use and opened up nook n' kranny for all of your organization needs! I love this career and the flexibility that it provides me to spend time with my family and daughter McKenna. It's truly the best of both worlds!

I hope to help people gain a more relaxed, simple and productive life through organizing.

Amanda Roberts -
Geek Details

 
Amanda RobertsI

Reopened in 2011 and based out of Warrensburg, MO, Geek Details is indie crafting at its cheekiest! A bit darling, a bit daring Geek Details combines the two in to something magical. The store consists of founder Amanda Roberts and assistants Kaitlin Becker and Sara Brown.

The store includes a variety of altered dishes to choose from and buttons to make even a mime laugh out loud. Using discarded dishes and vintage china we slap each one with something unexpected and serve it up on a platter of fun. We make it all in house and there’s no drop shipping. Geek Details products are currently available online via etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ geekdetails ) or amazon ( www.amazon.com/shops/geekdetails ), in person at conventions, or at The Station at Smithton in Smithton, Mo.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality handmade geeky products to our customers and have fun while we do it.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to continue to share our products worldwide and to become a company that employs other artisans.

ECHO - Early Childhood Hunger Operation

In 2010 ENT 3800 UCM students began Early Childhood Hunger Operation (ECHO).  ECHO provides backpacks to preschool children prefilled with food.  At present, ECHO delivers almost 100 backpacks a week to 6 day-care centers in Warrensburg.  Presently, Warrensburg school age children have a backpack program, but younger children do not.  ECHO targets those younger children that rely on a subsidized breakfast, lunch and snack – those that are part of the one in five children under age 5 that live below the poverty level in Warrensburg.

 

 

This Social Venture is still maintained by UCM student and community volunteers.  The revenue from your purchase of a t-shirt or sunglasses goes directly to buying food for backpacks.  If you want to donate food or money, please contact Dr. McCord at 660-422-4462 or mccord@ucmo.edu

In 2010 ENT 3800 UCM students began Early Childhood Hunger Operation (ECHO).  ECHO provides backpacks to preschool children prefilled with food.  At present, ECHO delivers almost 100 backpacks a week to 6 day-care centers in Warrensburg.  Presently, Warrensburg school age children have a backpack program, but younger children do not.  ECHO targets those younger children that rely on a subsidized breakfast, lunch and snack – those that are part of the one in five children under age 5 that live below the poverty level in Warrensburg.

 

 

This Social Venture is still maintained by UCM student and community volunteers.  The revenue from your purchase of a t-shirt or sunglasses goes directly to buying food for backpacks.  If you want to donate food or money, please contact Dr. McCord at 660-422-4462 or mccord@ucmo.edu

 

Brandi Miller -
Dorky Dino

 
I started Dorky Dino in June of 2011 and have been running the business on my own ever since. I create cute characters and designs and make them into charms, keychains, jewelry, and other art. The process usually goes like this: I sketch a character with pencil and paper, then scan it in and draw it in a vector program, then I order prints of the design on acrylic, and once the acrylic prints come in I assemble them by hand into the products! I sell my products online through my website, dorkydino.com, as well as through events where I can set up a booth. My products are also available through The Art Store here in town, and I hope to sell in more stores eventually. I plan on creating lots of new products and expanding into areas such as t-shirts and plushies once I have the funds for it.

 Mission Statement:

My mission is to create unique designs that will make people smile, and provide a childlike sense of happiness, and to sell these designs on a variety of products with friendly and helpful service.

Vision Statement: My vision is to share my designs with the world, and eventually become a recognizable brand of gift products.

Michael Beard -
Beard Design Company

Michael Beard, Design Company

Company Bio: I started Beard Design Company as a way to put my designs out both on the Internet and for sale, while still promoting myself as both a graphic designer, and a student.  The BDC logo, which started merely as a sketch, has come to be my identity as a designer and most projects I create incorporate the logo in some way. Currently, I am working on a second round of apparel designs, as well as programming a website to showcase my designs, and be able to also have an online store.

Mission Statement: The goal of Beard Design Company is to create attractive, yet affordable products that people will want to own, and one day turn it into a larger company that sells products all over the globe.  Vision Statement: I would like BDC to become a house hold name and have the ability to reach people all over the world with my designs and products.

 

Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson - HATE/LOVE, LLC

I have wanted to get into photography... like, REALLY GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY for a long time!!!! Till I finally save up enough money to purchase a camera (currently shooting with an EOS Canon Rebel t3i). Ever since that day (01/22/2012) I have not gone a day without shooting. It’s come to my attention that this is really something that I am passionate about. Something that I receive genuine joy from.

We all are familiar with the "American Dream" - making a living off of doing what you love to do and I think I have found that. So much so that my love for photography has pushed me to make moves, quickly. Within two weeks of purchasing my camera I started my OWN photography company, HATE/LOVE, LLC. and registered my copyright and all. I'll never forget the feeling I had after working my first gig, going to the bank the next day and depositing money into my BUSINESS' bank account, and then PAY MYSELF. Off of something that I love to do, an art form that people, for AGES, have loved and appreciated. CAPTURING MOMENTS OF LIFE IN ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM. aside from pursuing my degree in CIS; photography will always be something I am growing in and learning about. It’s also great to have a few people in your corner, who are very successful in the art form, so willing to push and help out where ever they can.   Click here to see more.