MASON CITY, Iowa – Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport in Mason Metropolis is the November 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month.
Follmuth based Splash Multisport in 2005 and moved it to its present downtown Mason Metropolis location in 2015. “There are stuff you simply don’t get outdoors of a downtown location,” says Follmuth. “There’s nothing just like the vitality of being downtown, and the entry you need to different domestically owned companies, your Chamber of Commerce, and festivals or occasions. There’s a positivity and an pleasure.”
Splash Multisport supplies gear for aggressive swimming, together with companies and customizations like embroidery, silkscreening, and digital printing. With the COVID-19 pandemic halting most swimming competitions, Follmuth moved into vinyl graphics, stickers, indicators, and banners in addition to instruction posters for enterprise on social distancing and particular hours.
The Entrepreneur of the Month is awarded by the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Heart and North Iowa Space SBDC and Follmuth credit their steerage for his firm surviving the pandemic.
“There was a number of uncertainty and it’s been actually wonderful to have that hour the place somebody tells you ‘That is what we all know, that is what you must do, and that is what the our native CPAs and bankers are recommending.’ I can’t put a worth on that,” says Follmuth. “The extent of consideration and assist we get working with the Pappajohn Heart & SBDC has been an enormous assist.”