A string of three tattoo shops, five bakeries or two car dealerships should by all means be viewed as “successful” in the business world: The owner has gotten over the initial first year, figured out the how-to’s and created a customer base.
But what about the companies who want to go from $1 million a year to $5 million? Enter the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.
“We don’t see that much focus on existing businesses,” Randy Blass, executive director of the Jim Moran Institute said. “We see a lot activity in startup and around tech, but that’s where jobs are created — getting [already established] small businesses to grow.”