Kids BLOOM Sale

Updated: Jun 22, 2018



After living in other communities that hosted many children’s resale events, Monica was disappointed to find out that Bloomington-Normal did not offer an event like this. With so many families and children in the community, she knew there was an opportunity to bring these fun and joyful events to Bloomington-Normal! After a year of working on the concept of a children's resale event, Monica participated in the SBDC "How to Start Business in Illinois" seminar; this gave her the confidence and information on how to officially launch her small business, Kids BLOOM Sale. Their first event is planned for April 7 & 8! One challenge Monica experienced was completing all of the administrative tasks associated with starting a business, but she shares that the SBDC seminar “provided structure and suggestions on how to go about completing all of these steps.” Kids BLOOM works with local families to sell their gently-used children’s toys, clothing, shoes, books, baby gear, and much more. Her team takes care of the details related to the event, so consigners and shoppers can save time, money, and headaches. For items that may not sell in the event, consigners have the option to donate them to the Center for Hope Outreach Program to help local families receive seasonally appropriate clothing. Monica shares that “We hope that as our event grows and more consignors select to donate unsold items. This way we can have a huge impact and help local organizations clothe families in need.”

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economc Opportunity
City of Bloomington, IL
Town of Normal, IL

Our SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Wesleyan University, the City of Bloomington, and the Town of Normal.