SPECIAL TO SEGAZINE
By Maria Lana Riner
As a mother of three who has struggled to stick to a family budget, I know the frustration parents feel as they watch children grow out of brand new clothes seemingly overnight. That’s why in 1997, I started a kids’ clothing consignment business, a little like the ones that are everywhere now but also a little different.
What started as a small family business operating out of our home has grown to 22 states. Now, though, it might all turn out to be illegal, thanks to the bureaucratic thinking of the Department of Labor.