Meg Thoreson truly does it all. As both the owner of Solon Springs Mercantile and an employee of the Entrepreneur Fund, Meg brings a passion for small business development wherever she goes. I was excited to interview her for my “Inspiring Women” column in Minnesota Business magazine because I can’t imagine being an entrepreneur and employee. Meg makes it look easy, however, and shares her tips in the article below.
“I first met Meg Thoreson through the Women’s Business Alliance, an initiative of the Entrepreneur Fund in northern Minnesota. We immediately hit it off — as we both help entrepreneurs and their leadership teams through our work. Meg is a dynamo, and one of the many things I admire about her is how well she manages it all.
In addition to leading the Women’s Business Alliance, Meg also co-owns Solon Springs Mercantile, a retail store in Wisconsin, with her husband Ken. She says her North Woods lifestyle store sells “bolts, booze and bullets,” just about everything you need for a perfect experience up north. Although being an owner of a family business while being employed at a nonprofit organization doesn’t logically make sense to me, Meg seems to relish it. She believes the roles actually balance and complement each other, feeding her drive to work and serve others.”