Total loan: $9,500
West Allis, WI, United States / Services
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A loan helped me to hire an experienced certified technician; assuring an immediate increase in sales.
I was born in Milwaukee in 1982 and grew up in the West Allis/New Berlin Area. I attended high school at Nathan Hale which is only one mile away. Growing up I did not expect to be owning a business so close to where I spent so much of my life. As the youngest of four I was always the rebellious one. The one who was always competitive and did not like to lose. As the son of a real estate agent and an accountant, automotive was not a natural industry for me to go into. However I was always taking things apart and trying to put them back together. I started in the automotive industry changing oil and driving customers home. From there I worked my way to becoming a technician, then an assistant manager, followed by a store manager, and then a district manager. Every store I went to I wanted to be the best. Never settling for being mediocre and doing whatever it took to make myself better. After almost twenty years and moving to Denver Colorado and then Back to Milwaukee, finding myself so close to where I grew up gives me a gratitude and appreciation for all those who have helped along the way. Challenges always arise and staying positive has and will always be my number one goal. To look at every challenge as a learning experience, and every mistake as an opportunity for growth.