CSU Bakersfield SBDCServing Inyo, Kern, and Mono Counties.
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

Emma Thieme, owns the Cayucos boutique shop Maven Leather + Design, where she makes and sells her original leather creations as well as furniture, jewelry, painting, and ceramics produced by local artists.

Thieme opened her storefront in 2020. Originally from Maine, she drove across the country in her van with her dog, hitting arts and crafts shows, festivals, and farmers markets along the way. She packed up her sewing machine, tools, and materials, and she traveled from one coast to the other.

Join us as we discuss her journey from creator to small business owner and what's next in the retail industry.

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