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Becky Duprey of QT3.14 is a Canton SBDC Success Story

Becky Duprey of QT3.14

Becky Duprey
Canton SBDC

Becky Duprey had an idea for an educational board game in the fall of 2016 and by December of that year had the first copies of the game in hand and had formed her LLC - QT3.14 (pronounced “cutie pie”). The game, called “Sum of Which,” is a game of numbers and strategy requiring players to make sums of ten to earn points. It is a stimulating game that is enjoyed by children, adults, educators and families. Despite having a great product, a website and a strong social media following, Becky was having difficulty generating sales. SUNY Canton SBDC Advisor Renee Goodnow started to work with Becky on increasing website sales and Facebook conversions, as well as beginning to develop email contacts for future campaigns. Over the next several months, with the help of funding through an Alcoa Foundation grant for e-commerce, Renee guided Becky through refining her website, improving SEO, developing photos and video for online marketing and developing email campaigns. Meanwhile, Becky was also running a Kickstarter campaign, which ultimately raised $6,300 to support future production and marketing of the game. “Thanks to the SBDC, I now have a wonderful video that showcases the highlights of my game and a website that is more professional looking,” Becky said. “The SBDC has been amazing to work with. Renee always has very helpful suggestions and is always easy to reach.” Renee continues to work with Becky on further increasing sales and refining her marketing strategies.

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