A Sherwood Park woman is hoping her business goes big.
Erin Schulenborg's clothing and accessories business, Little Bean, offers stylish choices for small children.
The company stocked only headbands, hair clips and bowties until recently. Schulenborg is now making kimono vests as well.
"I have two little girls at home, so it kind of started from there," she explained. "I started making some for them and then off we went."
While the business has only been operating for about six months, it has been a great experience according to Schulenborg. She particularly enjoys the opportunity to bond with her family that her work provides. Schulenborg's niece helps with sales and her young daughter models her wares.
"It's awesome, I get to do things like this (sell clothing at the Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Market) with them and spend time with them," she said.
Schulenborg was born and raised in Sherwood Park. While she hasn't spent much time in Fort Saskatchewan, she looks forward to doing more business here in future.
Part of what makes Sherwood Park a great place to operate is its close community.
"I love seeing people I know and have grown up seeing," added Schulenborg.
Though the time commitment has been a challenge for Schulenborg at times, she wants to see what the future has in store for Little Bean.
"We'll try and keep up with what we're doing right now and then keep getting bigger and bigger," she said. "Having a little company of my own is a success in itself."
Little Bean products are available online as well as at Paisley Lane Studio in Sherwood Park.