Schafer: Year of pandemic turned out to be a blockbuster for business startups
2 Jan 2021
When Mankato entrepreneur Kate Hansen tried to find the perfect shirts to mark a hiking adventure to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan, the uninspiring selection managed only to inspire her to design some herself.
Recognizing a business opportunity, she started planning an online store she decided to call Cabin No. 4. Then the coronavirus pandemic erupted.
The blank T-shirts she had ordered had yet to arrive and could be shipped back at no charge. It wasn't too late to put everything on hold.