As a staff writer for the excellent JerseyMan and BostonMan magazines, I’ve interviewed a lot of successful entrepreneurs. Their stories are often fascinating, from the world problem that motivated them to get started to the pitfalls of owning a business and everything in between.
One thing I have definitely learned is that being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. In my humble opinion, they deserve to be as wealthy as they want to be. Separating people from their money is really, really difficult. But I’ve also learned a great deal about persistence, patience and positivity from all of the entrepreneurs I’ve talked with.
Below you’ll find a gaggle of stories published in both JerseyMan and BostonMan, ranging from a local scrap metal dealer who managed to stay in business for a century, a bakery that is in its fifth generation in Philadelphia, a fed-up female who opened up her own auto repair shop and beauty salon next door, and the army veteran who has lifted hundreds of his fellow veterans through franchising.
Great stories all, and it’s a pleasure to be able to interview and write about business owners. Hope you find them entertaining.
Foodie Hall in Cherry Hill
Collectors And Sons – The CollX Sportscard App
The Magic of Mio
Steve Friedman – Champions of Cheltenham
E-ZPass: Tae Seangpeoam Interview
The Resilient Reading Terminal Market
Staying Green – ex-Patriots Champion Jarvis Green
Crowdfunding – The Kindness of Strangers
The Power of Fun – Dave Raymond, The Original Phillie Phanatic
It’s All About The Bread – Sarcone’s Bakery, Philadelphia
The Great Donut Revolution – Duck Donuts
The New Improved Hospitality Business – Airbnb
The Game of Balls – Major League Bocce
Because She Can – Patrice Banks
Respect, Integrity, Trust – JDog Junk Removal
Accessorized – Tricked Out Custom Cycles
The Scrapping Life – R. Fanelle’s Sons Recycling
(Header image courtesy of Bruce Emmerling at Pixabay.)