Shannon Arick is an Army Veterans having served overseas in Korea, and Germany and combat deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.
Shannon’s business concept was to purchase and revitalize “Bits N Pieces” which is a Thrift/Used Merchandise Store that has operated since 2006 in historic district of downtown West Point, Mississippi. “Bits N Pieces” focusses on Consignment, Booth Lease, Antiques, Vintage Items, Unique Gifts, Furniture, Arts & Crafts, Re-purpose, Do-It-Yourself, and Home Décor.
Shannon conducted research at the SBA Website for Veteran resources and found the VBOC page. She contacted the VBOC at MSU and requested assistance reference purchasing a business and developing a business plan. After initial virtual conference, the VBOC at MSU and Shannon developed a path forward to be “lender ready” with her business plan. The plan included attending Virtual Boots to Business Reboot in July 2020. Shannon worked with VBOC business counselors to complete a business plan using LivePlan to develop a “Lender Ready” business plan.
Shannon successfully obtained funding and a Grand Opening was held on 2 October 2020!
Visit Bits and Pieces on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BnPWestPoint