BEElieving in themselves: Two local entrepreneurs behind online shopping site BZ NEEZ

Laura Dicke (left) and Amy Lund (right) are creating quite the buzz about their new business venture - BZ NEEZ, an online store featuring local items for sale. Photo provided

Are you looking for a way to shop local for unique items but still have the ease of shopping in the comfort of your own home? Then you’re in luck, because the internet’s most recent online store to shop for new, used, vintage, and collectible items are run by two Eagle Grove women - Laura Dicke and Amy Lund.

In October of 2018, Dicke joined forces with the Bradford Financial Center, running their spin-off business - Internet Auction Warehouse which sells other people’s things online for them. In January of this year, Lund joined the team as Dicke expanded the website’s diversity by adding the site’s first vendor, BZ NEEZ, a Mainstreet Clarion quality consignment shop that had previously only sold their items through Facebook. By joining, BZ NEEZ now has a broader outreach of customers using the Internet Auction Warehouse’s “spidering” techniques to other websites like Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Google Shopping, etc.

“We have a vision in mind of what we want to accomplish,” said Dicke confidently.

In just a short time, Internet Auction Warehouse and BZ NEEZ has created a buzz all over the internet, offering a virtual shopping experience that gives you the chance to purchase vintage furniture, gently used or refinished furniture, new clothing and accessories, home decor, China dishes, collectibles like Barbie Dolls (offered by their second vendor to sign with them, Betty Wilde of Eagle Grove)... and the list just keeps growing. Other vendors with items for sale through BZ NEEZ include Piece by Piece (which also offers a brick and mortar building in Clarion meaning you can walk in and shop the racks in their physical store), and B3FIT featuring Brant Mayberry’s fitness apparel and gear. But right now, the local ladies agree that furniture has been, by far, their best seller.

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