Don’t Wait: Advice From The Faces of Main Street

2 min read • Jul 09, 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 taking action.

Don’t Wait
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Business Owner: Amelia Ozimek & Audrey Zimmerman
Business: Zimmerman Shoes
Location: Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Advice: “We launched our line just this past November, so we’re still pretty new business owners. But, I have to say that I wish we’d started three years ago. If you’re thinking of starting a business, and you can’t stop thinking about starting a business, then don’t wait because three years from today, you’ll wish you started now!”

To read their whole story, click here.

Take Time To Breath
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Business Owner: Bryant Hawkins
Business: Dixie Reserve
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Advice: “All designers need to breathe. Sometimes working for ‘the man’ doesn’t allow you the freedom that the right side of your brain desires. Every day that I walk into my office, I get to breathe. My right brain thanks me.

I’m the kind of guy that thanks God at the end of every day for both the good and the bad that has happened to me. If not for both I wouldn’t be where I am. I have the same mindset with my business. When good things happen, we celebrate. When bad things happen, we also celebrate. Each is just a piece of the puzzle. You couldn’t have the whole picture in the end without both the good and the bad.

Follow your dreams until they become a reality, and most importantly, be willing to work 100 hours a week for a while, in order to avoid working 40 hours a week for the rest of your life!”

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



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