Darcey Powell is growing her entrepreneurial portfolio by launching her second business, KD Starlight, LLC. Powell partnered with her daughter, Kaymie Davidson, and together they designed “The Good Deeds Manger,” a nativity set to help us remember the love and compassion we share at Christmas Time.
Their idea of an interactive nativity set would be a tool for families to keep Christ in Christmas. Powell said, “we started doing research to see what might be available for purchase. We couldn’t find anything that matched what we had in mind. So we decided to design one set that we could give as a gift.” The excitement of this project spread, and people expressed an interest in having a Good Deeds Manger Nativity Set in their home.
Powell had previous success working with the Price Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to launch her first business, The Forbidden Fruit. So she approached the SBDC again to strategically position The Good Deeds Manger. They have worked closely with Ryan Murray, Director of the Price SBDC, in launching their businesses. Powell says, “his advice, expertise, and support has helped us in countless ways from managing financials to getting our products to the right target markets.”
Murray continually works with them as they gear up for the holiday season. He is helping them identify a holiday marketing budget, develop special promotions, and manufacturing of the product. Powell affirms, “Our secret for success includes a good and unique idea, hard work and perseverance, and seeking help from the right people.”
The Good Deeds Manger Nativity Set is sure to become a new holiday tradition and a highly sought after gift to add to any Christmas wish list. Currently this season, KD Starlight has contracts with Western Nut Company, Thanksgiving Point, and The Book Table. The Good Deeds Manger can also be purchased online and at several holiday craft boutiques including the Helper Utah Christmas Festival and Novemberfest in Logan. It will also be featured on KSL Studio 5 and at the South Towne Expo Center, as part of the 2014 holiday season.