And when my wife and I first met, I had a very small fruit stand on the side of the road.
I just had a couple of local things that I grew on the farm plus some things that I got from other friends and family members.
The fruit stand wasn’t meant to earn a lot of money. It was mostly there so friends and family didn’t have to drive all the way into town just to get some onions, potatoes, or celery. After a while, my wife and I expanded our business and grew. We added a selection of fresh deli items and a bakery. We even have a counter that sells fresh, local honey. A few months ago we had some trouble with the AC. I was only using a basic Central AC unit for the entire business. I knew that I needed something much more professional. I contacted three different contractors in the area that are certified and licensed in heating and air conditioning services. I got a different estimate from each one of the service providers. One of the service providers offered to meet any lower price. I really liked that guy a lot. I wanted to use him to install the commercial AC system. He made it really easy for me to choose him as my business provider once he agreed to lower his estimate to any other reasonable offer. About a week later, we had the new commercial AC unit installed. I never thought that I would own a grocery store, but my small fruit stand is anything but that now.