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Driven to Succeed: Getting Inspiration From Plumbers

Folks in their own service vans know as much about startups as we do at my high-tech outfit

ONE THING I NEVER imagined when I became an entrepreneur is that I’d acquire a deep appreciation for panel vans, especially the ones with small-business decals displayed on the sides. They always remind me of how important small and self-made businesses are, and inspire me in my own work. Their drivers are unexpected and valued peers.

Window installers, providers of cleaning services, HVAC

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