2014 Small Business Success Stories
Below, you’ll read about some of Minnesota’s most fascinating businesses. They’re not big businesses; but their leaders have big hearts, and in many cases, they’ve faced big challenges. Those challenges vary, but typically they involve building a market for a new product or service. The leaders of these businesses have demonstrated vision, perseverance, creativity and nimbleness—not to mention a willingness, even an eagerness, to take risks.
And even for small businesses, sometimes the risks are big ones. All of these companies have endured, and thrived. Some are quite new; others have been in business for a decade or more. Many of their leaders can point to philanthropic activities that have helped build communities, even as they’ve built their businesses. And all can offer ideas and inspiration for all businesses, whatever their size.