Member Spotlight: Nicole Snow, Darn Good Yarn

To further promote women, minorities, and veterans who are leading the way in our community, we are featuring Chamber member businesses that fall under these categories.

This week, meet Nicole Snow, Founder & CEO of Darn Good Yarn. Nicole “founded Darn Good Yarn in 2008 when she wanted to combine her passion for creating, and her dedication to helping others. Nicole has brought Darn Good Yarn from being a company run out of a small basement in Maine, to #599 on Inc. Magazines Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies of 2017.” Darn Good Yarn serves the $44B craft market by providing beautiful, lustrous handmade yarns and clothing to the creative lifestyle community.

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

“I like to paint with my daughter or make massively awesome tents with her. I also have a little bit of an obsession with online art classes.”

What do you love most about what you do?

“I love that I get to use my artistic creativity to solve complex problems that incorporate helping people and the environment while aiming for profitability. I also love tying systems together to create efficiencies or creative uses for them.”

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

“Save and invest your money like crazy. Do not try to fit in. Just aim to get great grades.”

What have you gained from being a member of the Women’s Business Council?

“Insight and commonality amongst members. Authenticity is critical and experience shares are vital for personal development!”

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“‘It’s going to be survival of the fittest’. Told to me by my CFO, it was a call back to basics. Trimming fat in the business and being much more tactical as we traverse into the future.”

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