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Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe: A Business Built on Compassion in Boulder, Colorado | Lynne Milot

Today we interview Lynne Milot, founder of Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe, a toy store located in Boulder, Colorado.

The idea was hatched in 1976, when Lynne was a scholarship director at a Montessori school. While helping multiple Moms attain scholarships for their children, she noticed their need for employment that respected their primary role of being a mother.

With that in mind, Lynne opened the toy store as a place where she could employ those Moms. The store began with the philosophy of helping the community and has grown into the three stores Lynne owns today.

This week on Small Business War Stories, Lynne Milot joins us from Boulder, Colorado.

Three reasons to tune in this week: 

  • Learn how prioritizing is essential in small business.
  • Discover how Lynne handles the trials and tribulations of the retail industry.
  • Learn how Lynne finds employees that will fit into her business based on both skill and character.

Listen to the podcast:


This episode is part of the Soul of America tour sponsored by Freshbooks. During October 2017, I took my second tour of America. I drove with my puppy Muddy Waggers, my guitar, and my podcasting equipment with the goal of recording podcast episodes with small business owners throughout the heart of America.

If you have any questions or comments about today’s episode, please leave them below.



Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes was the Founder and CEO of Proven. He was also the host and producer of the Small Business War Stories podcast. Pablo is currently the Founder of makepath, a spatial analysis firm. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He loves dogs, film photography, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a blues guitar player and builder.

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