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These Business Owners Attribute Their Success to 3 Things: Hard Work, Commitment and Loyalty

I want this business to succeed due to hard work, commitment, loyalty. Scott Javahari and Neal Wilson have a long history in the construction industry, and they teamed up when they both decided it was time to leave their previous jobs. The result was Preferred Fence Solutions, a premier fencing company in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Chase Custom Homes & Finance Is Building Up Communities Throughout Southern Maine

John F. Chase has been building homes and communities in Southern Maine for over 33 years—but it took him some time to discover his passion for construction. Growing up, one of his grandfathers was a police chief, and the other was a local painter and contractor. Initially, John felt pulled in both directions. In 1986,

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Failure Is Not an Option: How One Man Turned His Life Around and Became a Successful Entrepreneur

I am no longer going to allow anything to stand in my way of succeeding. Johnnie Coles didn’t always know he was going to be a business owner—and a successful one, at that. But his grandmother always told him, “You’re going to grow up to be something.” For years, Johnnie didn’t know what that was,

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How This Paving Business Went From Garage Startup to 15+ Employees

  Celebrating Small Businesses: 3 Franks Services May is Small Business Month, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the small business owners across the country who work hard to follow their dreams and better their communities. As part of our Small Business Month series, we’re sharing some of our clients’ stories in their own

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This Young Entrepreneur Faced Off With Larger Businesses to Help His Community Memorialize Their Loved Ones

Celebrating Small Businesses: Austin Stone and Monument This month, we’re celebrating small business owners like Austin Keesee, owner of Austin Stone and Monument in Wichita Falls, Texas. Though his parents own a funeral home in the area, Austin wanted to work with his hands, so he took the entrepreneurial step of opening his own business.

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This Teacher Wanted to Stay Out of the Classroom to Show Her Students Learning Is Fun

Celebrating Small Businesses: Outside the Box Small business owners are a special breed, and we’re taking the time to celebrate them this month by sharing their stories—in their own words! Today, Anne Friedli, owner of Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring in Wyoming, MI and Grand Rapids, MI, shares how she got started. Though she went

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This Army Veteran Thought He’d Have to Win the Lottery to Open His Restaurant

Celebrating Small Businesses: Stacked, A Montana Grill May is all about putting the spotlight on small business owners who are doing whatever it takes to meet their goals. Today, we’re sharing Stacked, A Montana Grill‘s story. A one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown Billings, Montana, Stacked boasts a menu that owner Stephen Hindman calls “approachable, comfortable, yet diverse.”

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This Husband-and-Wife Team Is Bringing Their Community Together in the Best Way

Celebrating Small Businesses: Ring Around the Spectrum Small business owners play instrumental roles in bringing their communities together, and that’s especially true for Abbe Roberts and her husband, owners of Ring Around the Spectrum in Latham, New York. May is Small Business Month, so we’re taking the time to celebrate small businesses like theirs that

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This Mother Opened Her Business to Give Guests a Home Away From Home

Celebrating Small Businesses: Bama Bed and Breakfast We’re celebrating small businesses this month, and we’re capping the first week with Bama Bed and Breakfast. Being a mother comes naturally to Kim Roberts, owner of Bama Bed and Breakfast in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After years of offering a safe space for more than twenty foster children to

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Risking It All: This Business Owner Quit Her Well-Paying Government Job to Wash Dogs

Celebrating Small Businesses: BarkWash & Treat Shoppe This month, we’re celebrating the small business owners who inspire us. Today, that’s BarkWash & Treat Shoppe of Meridian, Idaho. Though a relatively new business (they opened in May 2018!), the upscale dog-washing and treat shop is absolutely crushing it. It helps that owner Jaycee Holman is so passionate

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