Two Saskatoon Women Entrepreneurs Receive National Recognition – Saskatoon | The Canadian News

Two women entrepreneurs from Saskatoon have received the RBC ‘Ones to Watch’ Award for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards 2021.

National recognition is for influential women who are chosen for their achievements.

Julianna Tan and Shawnda Blacklock are co-owners of one of the five award-winning companies in Canada. The little market box.

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In this case, The Little Market Box was in a category for businesses open for three years or less.

Open for nearly two years, the farmer’s market business has excelled, holding about $ 1 million within the Saskatoon community in its first year.

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They hope to exceed that amount during their second year.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic occurred just after their store opened, they were still able to provide residents with products from the city and surrounding areas by being creative and flourishing through their online store.

All of its accomplishments could not have been achieved without the help of its hardworking and passionate staff members, Blacklock said.

“I didn’t think we were the only ones to look at. We are just two girls doing our thing in Saskatoon and being recognized across Canada … it’s amazing, ”said Blacklock.

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Tan and Blacklock recently signed a lease to expand their business and are looking to continue helping local Saskatoon businesses sell their products.

There are currently around 100 vendors with their wares on the shelves of The Little Market Box, with a long list of many others wanting to join.

The co-owners hope to get the keys to their new space located closer to downtown Saskatoon in January and have it move in March.

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