Come and listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members making their mark in Iowa. As you create your own story, treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others.
Volition Skate Co. was founded by Jen Kranz and Kate Vigmostad in 2020 – at the height of the global pandemic. We started Volition Skate Co. because we want to share the JOY and the freedom roller skating brings to our lives with as many people as possible. We chose the name Volition, because we want to remind ourselves and inspire others to call upon themselves to create the life and the world they want to live in.
Volition Skate Co.’s Mission
More than just selling roller skates, we are building a supportive online and in-person community that provides new skaters the resources they need to thrive in their new-found hobby.
Kate Vigmostad is a former professional dancer who received an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and spent much of her 20s living, working, and dancing in San Francisco and San Diego, CA. Kate is also a yoga instructor, and loves all things that challenge her physically and mentally. Kate is also the owner of Aerial Fitness Underground, a pole and aerial arts dance studio located in Fairfield, IA. Kate is a single mother and loves that her son is growing up with a strong, entrepreneurial mother and wants to expose him to the joy and creativity you can tap into as a small business owner.
Jen Kranz received a Digital Media and Conscious Entrepreneurship degree from MIU in Fairfield, Iowa. Jen is passionate about health of the mind, body, spirit, and planet and is driven to create businesses that improve each component. Jen has owned prior businesses and has worked for 6 years in the solar industry. Jen is a single mom to a boy and a girl; her mission is to build a stable foundation for her children while being an example of how to live life by core values.
The Iowa Center Women’s Business Center is funded in part by U.S. Small Business Administration.