Spotlight on... Ubeadquitous

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Ubeadquitous began as a tickle in the back of one of the owner’s minds when she was downsized. This marked a crossroads in Alyx’s life: she could use her (rather paltry) severance package to finish grad school or she could open a bead store. In some ways, the choice was obvious – she had taken up beading as a way to relieve stress from school and had grown to resent how her studies infringed on her beading time. Her daughter said, “Please don’t open a bead store! We’ll go bankrupt!” Despite her daughter’s pleas, Alyx went ahead and opened Ubeadquitous on February 18, 2006 with the assistance of a long-time friend. Alyx manages the day-to-day operations of running a shop while her partner takes care of behind-the-scenes aspects. They’ve both been learning as they go, so things have gone more smoothly over time!
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