Learn While You Work: Advice From The Faces of Main Street

2 min read • Jun 25, 2015 • Lendio

Here at Lendio, our passion is seeing people live the American Dream. Not only are people improving their own lives by running a business, they’re improving a community. A lot of people we interview for Faces of Main Street powered by Lendio, a site dedicated to telling every entrepreneur’s story, give some really great business advice. Here is some insightful advice on becoming a better business owner by learning while you work.


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Business Owner: Brooke Cates
Business: Blooming Bellies Fitness
Location: Boulder, Colorado

Advice: “My path with Blooming Bellies Fitness and The Bloom Method have been a beautiful evolution since day one. I have learned more than I ever thought and have become more attached to my work in a beautifully inspiring way.”

For their whole story, click here.

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Business Owner: Drew Danburry
Business: Danburry Barbershop
Location: Provo, Utah

Advice: “People are always sold bad advice, and I feel there’s no simple maxim about it, life is a learning process, you gather information your entire life, and if you’re not, then you’re failing. I’m always honest with everybody and a lot of people don’t like it, but for some people it’s a real breath of fresh air.

I think that the best thing that I could say to a person wanting to open a business is don’t open your business based on the idea that you’re going to make a cool place where people will want to hang out, because that never works, for anything or anyone. Just come up with a service that you think people need that people aren’t doing yet, and do something unique.”

To read their whole story, click here.

Faces Of Main Street is on a mission to tell the inspiring stories of the 28 million small businesses and entrepreneurs of America. We believe every story deserves to be told. These stories echo the American business dream of courage, determination, and hard work. The whole nation, everyone, can help us. For more information, visit www.facesofmainstreet.com.



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