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Tell Your American Business Story

Tell your American business story. As an entrepreneur you probably made sacrifices and took a lot of hard. So tell your story, what inspired you? what motivated you? How did you to get started? Tell your story on crucial steps you took to get started. Tell us in your own words to inspire others who what to start a business.

My Quest

 

I am on a quest, maybe you can help. I love seeing American flags flying. I just get chills of pride. It is great to see American flags flying in front of businesses big or small. You have to think of how the company got started, who owns it, who are the people behind it and what do they do ? Service or product ? This one of the things that makes this country great.

We are talking about, entrepreneurship. We are gathering a list in our travels of companies big or small proud enough to fly the American Flag. Here are a few businesses flying the American flags. We would love to have anyone who is owns a business and would take a picture of their flag. Also a brief story about your company. How you got started and what is your business? As a result encouragement for others to start a business. Send you company statement if you want. Anything that tells me about you. I will share on this blog and spread your story on social media. Finally if you can add a picture if you have an American Flag flying at your business that would be great.

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Plaza Reality In Beautiful Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Plaza Reality
While visiting my son in Texas.  He took us to beautiful New Mexico where I spotted this American Flag at Plaza Realty.  We were headed to Elephant Butte State Park  in Sierra County, New Mexico. Plaza Realty is located  in Elephant Butte where they serve as a reality firm for Sierra County in New Mexico. When you drive up to this mini plaza you are in the middle of no where, but what a beautiful area. Elephant Butte Park is just off  Warm Spring Boulevard.  The park has a beautiful huge lake which ia a reservoir created by the Rio Grande.  A major advantage to this Park is that you drive right onto the beach with your jeep or truck.  This gives you the benefit of setting up camp for just the day or overnight. Setting up camp allows  you can enjoy all that the reservoir has offer.  You see people camping right on the beach. They go swimming, boating, ride their jet skis or just lay in the sun.  Elephant Butte is not just a great vacation spot, but a great place to live.  Truth of Consequences, another town in Sierra County, is known for its geothermal mineral waters and offers many historic nature trails and Hot Springs as it was formally known.   New Mexico is a  vast open area of miles and miles of open land, so if you are looking for a place to call home whether it is ranching, farming or a single family home Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences  or  Sierra County may be the place for you.  If you are interested in find out more about these area Check out the Plaza Reality website .  Americans are resilient people who set  up a business in many different places and no matter where you go in American, American businesses show their pride by flying the American flag in front of their business

Tall American Flag

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Tall American Flag

On my way to New Mexico passed by a very tall American Flag flying in the wind as we were leaving the city of El Paso, Texas. Just wanted to show you the picture.

 

Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation

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Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation proudly flying their american flag.

Josephs is another example of a company who started small in 1988 with lawn care now they expanded to a full service company. According to their website they offer irrigation, power washing, asphalt, lot sweeping, turf care, snow service management, lawn maintenance and award winning landscape design and construction.

Hard work Pays off.

Seems like, hard work pays off. A company who probably started with a humble beginning with a lot of competition made they company grow through the years.

Quotes to inspire you to start your own business. I pulled these from INC.com

 

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

–John D. Rockefeller

 “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

— Thomas Jefferson

 

Stanley’s True Value

Stanley's True Value
American Flag Sighting

 

 

Stanley’s True Value

True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website.  While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.

We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.

 

Start up Quotes

Here are 3 quotes I pulled from Forbes.com

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”  –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star

“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”  –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City
Harley-Davidson proudly Flying American Flag

 

 

Harley-Davidson in Kansas City.

Nothing else says American like Harley-Davidson. Here is a picture of Harley-Davidson proudly flying the American Flag at their Kansas City plant. This powertrain Operations plant is over 350 thousand square feet. The Kansas City Plant produces the Sportster®, StreetTM , V-Rod®, Dyna® and among others.

Harley-Davidson 100 Years of History

There is over 100 years of history of Harley-Davidson. In the beginning of the 1900’s William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson produce the first Harley Davidson which expand to their many models today. By 1914 the United States Postal Service was using instead of the bicycle. Eventually, the Unite States Army saw good use for Harley-Davidson. Check out their History right here from their site www.harley-davidson.com

 

Boyhood Friends

Two boyhood friends named William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson started their business from a 10 by 15 shed. Two friends who had an vision to put a motor on a bicycle to make travel easier and quicker. See more from an article from entrepreneur.com

The Shed

What sticks out for me is how many American businesses start out. Like the story about Harley-Davidson, it started in a 10 by 15 shed. Just think how many companies start out in garages, basements, sheds and even the kitchen table. I knew a business who drew an idea on a napkin at a bar. Americans just do it. We do what have to no matter where it is. We work with what we have. We start with an idea and build from there.

To me when a company fly’s that american flag they don’t forget of the men and women who gave their life to have that freedom to start an idea and build it. So we can start our own idea in a garage, basement and a shed.

Kaye Personnel, Inc

Kaye Personnel Proudly Flying an American Flag.

Kaye Personnel Inc proudly flying an American Flag in front of one of their buildings in Cherry hill, New Jersey. Here is another American success story. Kaye Personnel started out with one person now they have a 20 person staff.  According to their website,  Kaye Personnel is one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. Kaye Personnel, Inc Provides jobs for over 5,000 people annually, Kaye Personnel specializes in placing individuals in industrial, financial professions and more.

Want to start a franchise? check out this article from Entrepreneur and see this the American flag Flying in front of the business in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  

Want to get started on an business idea you have? Do some resource start with your local Chamber of Commerce here is a few links. http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/ , http://www.njchamber.com/

A Quote from the co-founder of Google.

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” Larry Page, Google co-founder.

Source from Business Insider.

Rayovac’s Flag Sighting

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Rayovac’s Portage, WI plant

Rayovac’s Portage, WI plant is proudly flying the American Flag. This Battery company, has a long history starting back in 1906. They manufacture batteries, flashlights, bulbs, chargers and more. The picture here in this post is their plant in Portage, WI. They are  celebrating 50 years at this site. I contacted Rayovac and a representative mentioned that they have facilities in Fennimore, Portage (as shown above)and Middleton Wisconsin in which they all are proudly flying the American Flag. Proudly made in America and flying the American Flag. 

Rayovac will be celebrating 110 years of American (Wisconsin) manufacturing in January 2016.

Furthermore, battery technology has come a long way. In 1906 Rayovac started selling a 6 inch battery cell to be used in telephones. Look at our smart phones today.

Look at our  batteries now, look how far technology has come. Flashlight batteries start to sell in 1910. Jump ahead to 1988 they introduces a new computer clock battery for personal computers, as well as other devices

Rayovac’s Products

Here are some of Their products.

  • General Lights-Nitglow storm prep 2AA light, Nitglow storm prep 3AA combo and 14 LED 3AAA Glow in the dark flashlight to name a few
  • Work lights-Virtually indestructible 3LED Lantern,  Virtually indestructible LED 4C beam Lantern and Virtually indestructible LED 3AAA flashlight
  • outdoor lights-The Beast 2000 Flashlight, Virtually Indestructible LED 3D Lantern, Virtually Destructible LED 6AA spotlight and more.
  • Flashlights-Virtually indestructible Lights Bundle,Emergency Kit Bundle, Home and away Kit Bundle. and more.
  • Bulbs-Fluorescent Bulb Kit, K13 Krypton Bulb and K4 Krypton Bulb.