Wareham woman recognized for entrepreneurial spirit.
WAREHAM — It took a bout with Hodgkin lymphoma to get her sewing. It took an unsuccessful stint at a San Francisco art school to make her realize making plush toys was her passion. And it took the EforAll entrepreneurship accelerator program to make Lisamarie Pearson realize that she had a sustainable business on her hands.
Pearson, 31, is the owner of Scatterbrain Handmade and designs plush toys, largely from fabrics that are secondhand or are remnants from large manufacturing companies. Working from her former childhood bedroom, Pearson has developed a line of multiple toys — the Octopal, Bat Buddies and Sully the Sloth, just to name a few — that she is selling online and at craft fairs across the country.
She also was the top winner in the most recent EforAll session, a 12-week intensive entrepreneurship boot camp that allowed 15 fledgling business owners the chance to learn from experts, and each other, about how to grow and develop their company. Pearson won $4,000 at the March 22 showcase, at which class members presented their businesses to a panel of experts.
But the money was just a bonus of what Pearson said was a transformative event for her growth as a businesswoman.
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