Photo by Travis Anderson
Pictured: Deb Erickson's The Line Up produces cheerleading uniforms for the Vikings.
Ten Minnesota ventures led by people who’ve pursued adventure as well as careers.
December 23, 2013
The business leaders you’ll read about below could have gotten high-paying jobs with big companies. There’s nothing wrong with a high-paying job with a big company, of course. But each of the protagonists in these tales of commercial adventure desired to follow a different career storyline. They saw opportunities; they dreamt dreams; they were willing to take risks—and they possessed the endurance to overcome the hurdles and challenges that come with risk. They took roads not everyone would (or should) wish to take. But all of us should be grateful that they followed those trails—and we can all draw inspiration from what they’ve achieved.
Follow the links below to read about each of this year's 10 Small Business Success Stories.
Small Business Success Stories Awards Dinner
Tuesday, January 21
1001 Marquette Avenue
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Awards
$100 per ticket, $1,000 per table of 10
Sponsored corporate tables available for $1,700
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call Caitlin French