What makes these companies small-business successes? It’s not just one element. Though we’ve associated the following tales of entrepreneurial endeavor with a particular overarching characteristic, most successful small businesses embody several of these traits. Still, the mix for each company is distinctive. And that distinctiveness is key to why these companies have succeeded.
Twin Cities Business has put a spotlight on smaller local enterprises since 2002. Each year, it has worked in collaboration with Associated Bank, the sponsor of Small-Business Success Stories. The magazine also welcomes Deluxe Corporation as a sponsor of the annual Small-Business Success Stories event, which will be held in January. The winners were chosen from a group of successful small companies nominated by readers of Twin Cities Business. All of the stories were inspiring. But the editors believe that the following stories are worthy of special consideration—and celebration.
Click the links below to read about each winner.