TCE Helps Sofi's Stitches Sew the Seeds for Growth

Sofi's Stitches CEO, owner, and founder Valerie Lilley has never been shy about seeking help for her business. A reporter for the Peoria Journal Star, Valerie began sewing and selling medieval clothing at renaissance fairs in the mid 1990's.


TCE Impacts Area Businesses

In our Winter 2004 edition of this newsletter, we discussed "Who Are Our Clients," an analysis of client characteristics for clients served by the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship from 1991 through June 2003. One striking outcome of this study was the realization that the number of annual clients served increased by nearly 500% during that time.