On today’s Business Beat, Jeff talks to Yathu Manick, the founder of MI Picnic, a Detroit-based business that aims to caters to all your picnic needs.
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Good morning, Paul!
It’s Friday, and so on the Business Beat today, it’s only fitting that we feature a feel-good story like the one we’ve got for you today, right here on the Beat. So, the beautiful thing about entrepreneurship is that the possibilities for a successful business concept are endless. Yes, some change the world, some sell for billions of dollars and others are finding critical medical cures that humanity desperately is seeking.
But then there are some that just make you smile. Well, the entrepreneur cashes in at such an idea as that at the core of Yathu Manick’s business, MI Picnic. That’s M-I Picnic. What do they do? They cater picnics for people. That’s right: You pick the location, you pick the menu and MI Picnic does the rest. They set it up, you walk up to your ready-to-go picnic and you enjoy. Yathu, tell us about how you came up with this amazing business and how it’s doing.
Jeff, so January of 2020, my fiancé, he proposed to me at Cancun in picnic style. So, that was like the first time I’ve experienced something like that. And I was like, ‘Hey, this is a great idea,’ so it’s where I started.
So, what we do now is we’re like a pop-up picnic business. We just set everything up for you guys, and you just come and enjoy.
And so, Yathu, we’ve got to know: how is this pop-up picnic business doing?
A lot of overwhelming responses, a lot of people supporting small business in Michigan area. So, we’ve been getting a lot of requests. People want to celebrate in their backyard or at a metro park or a state park nearby.
Picnics start at $135, and you can reach Yathu directly at [email protected]. The limitless possibilities of entrepreneurship are alive and well in our Detroit region, Paul.
I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat brought to you by Dell Technologies on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.