Stanberry, MO – Jyssica Rosier is opening a new business in Stanberry, MO called “The Southern Barbie Boutique.” She says, “I am going for a Pinterest-esque, contemporary Southern feel for my boutique. I want to offer hard to find products, while still having items for all body types and personal style preferences.”

The online base of The Southern Barbie Boutique will be out of Jyssica’s home in Stanberry, but the store front location will be inside of Creative Cuts and Tanning in Stanberry, MO on the Square. The address is 116 1st St., Stanberry, MO 64489. Look for the sign located on the North window!

Jyssica is grateful to Keli Morris and the services of Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation for helping her in her first entrepreneurial start-up. She says, “Keli and NWMEF have helped me build confidence in my ideas, and have helped me with any hiccups along the way.” She first learned of the nonprofit organization through its annual Winefest fundraiser in Mound City. “I used to live there and the event was always awesome! It was so great to see all of the blossoming businesses and the support for them.” Jyssica says that the ability to start small and work at her own pace is ideal for her. Her words of wisdom for like-minded entrepreneurs: “Don’t be afraid to start small, just start somewhere. The song lyrics, ‘Chase after the dream, not after the money,’ really embodies the Southern Barbie Boutique.”

The Stanberry Chamber of Commerce and NWMEF will host a business celebration for “The Southern Barbie Boutique” on Saturday, March 10th, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at 116  1st St., Stanberry, MO 64489. The public is invited to attend.

If you are interested in starting or retaining your own business, Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (NWMEF) can help. NWMEF is an economic development project  which serves six counties including Andrew, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth. Services are offered free and are strictly confidential. NWMEF is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, contact Keli Morris, facilitator, at (816) 262-9400 or The Resource Board is comprised of more than 70 volunteer board members from each county as well as regional representation.