Learn How to Use Your Strengths to Start a Small Business Success on StartupNation Radio August 12, 2006

Rebecca Finell and Ryan Fernandez, creators of Boon products for children, to offer tips on turning a small business idea into a successful startup on StartupNation Radio


Birmingham, MI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/18/2006 --What: On StartupNation Radio, Rebecca Finell and Ryan Fernandez, creators of Boon Products for Children,, will discuss how to play to your strengths and turn a business idea into a successful startup.

Why: Ask questions and learn how to start and grow a small business now!

Who: When Rebecca and Ryan and their spouses met at a church nursery two years ago, Boon - as in, a “boon” to parents - was born. Boon produces a playful yet practical line of bath-time and other products to help parents with their young children. Boon products are popular because they solve some of the most common child-rearing hassles in an aesthetic format. In fact, Boon’s Frog Pod, a wall-mounted storage device for bath toys, won the 2005 Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association Innovation Award.

Now the Boon partners are anticipating 2006 revenues in the neighborhood of $6 million, and are talking openly about scaling Boon big – really big.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2006

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