Local startup business finds success in crowdfunding

kickstarterWhat started out as a kitchen project for Amanda Nicolet quickly turned into a budding business venture for the soon-to-be mother of three.

In an effort to satisfy her husband’s affinity for hot, salty foods, Nicolet began experimenting in the kitchen about three weeks ago, creating a batch of finishing salt-and-spice blends. The line was such a hit with family and friends that Nicolet thought about testing the market to see whether others would find the spices just as savory.

When it came to raising money for the business, though, Nicolet chose to go a nontraditional route by turning to the Internet.

The Augusta resident posted her project on Kickstarter, a “crowdfunding” Web site launched in 2009 that provides an open forum for creative types and entrepreneurs seeking online funding for their ideas.

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