Every Midwest Small Business We Talked With That Defies DC Economists
While we discussed the recently published article from WalletHub, saying our area is the worst for starting small businesses, we talked with over 20 businesses in the area that are living proof that these writers don't know what they're talking about.
Every one of these business owners talked about starting off small in their garage or basement and working their way to where they are now. It's a process, it's stressful, but it's worth it.
Every one of them also said they wouldn't pick anywhere else to own their business.
We put together a list of everyone we talked to today, so you can go and support them this week.
JP Distribution, Cedar Rapids
Done Right TV, Quad Cities
Buttercupp Candles, LeClaire and Moline
Precious Paws Veterinary Hospital, Bettendorf
Henry English School, Japan
Sweet Delight, Davenport
Vander Vending, Quad Cities
Cookies and Dreams, Davenport and Bettendorf
Ed's Rods and Rides, Lancaster Wisconsin
L&S Arms LLC, Delmar Iowa
Pupper Mom Apparel, Dubuque
Henry Auto Spa, Henry Illinois
Top To Bottom Cleaning Services, Mechanicsville Iowa
Gary Pond Appliance Repair, Quad Cities
Puppy Love Treat Shop LLC, East Moline
Herrman Metal Solutions, Wilton Iowa
TOTAL CLUSTER FUDGE, Quad Cities