Young entrepreneur balances college and two businesses

Young entrepreneur balances college and two businesses

Editor’s Note: Addelyn Wachter is listed as the content manager and event coordinator for WoMa Bazaar on the company’s website. 

GRAND HAVEN — Erin Markovicz, a 2020 Grand Haven High School graduate, has always wanted to be a business owner. But she didn’t plan on owning two businesses by the age of 22, she told The Grand Haven Tribune.

Markovicz co-founded WoMa Bazaar, which officially started up in May 2022, to provide an “incubator space” to help other new businesses launch. Through WoMa Bazaar, short-term leases are given to new, college-aged entrepreneurs to test their business ideas and receive consults.

Young entrepreneur balances college and two businesses

Markovicz’s second business, Eventifide, took off in October 2023. That idea was born after Markovicz organized a festival to raise money for WoMa Bazaar. The festival hosted various vendors, local artists and activities for children.

One of the challenges of finding available vendors was convincing them she and her festival were real.