2016 Small Business Success Stories
What makes a small business successful? Each of the 10 Minnesota companies profiled on the following pages can answer that question in its own way. But as these stories also reveal, there are common patterns, and these companies offer lessons that businesses of all sizes can learn from. These small businesses have succeeded by seeing—seeing opportunities others missed or ignored, seeing when a tried-and-true business model has grown tired. They know their customers well, and they know their needs. They’re nimble and creative, and they’re rarely discouraged. And each has earned the distinction that Twin Cities Business is honored to recognize.