Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
A former executive with Payless Shoe Source, Clark switched gears and created her own specialty retail business of custom-made teddy bears, Build-A-Bear Workshops with sales of over $474 million.
Her secret to success: “My mother was a great influence in helping me see the importance of giving back to the community. Mom was a force for change in the ’60s for children with Down Syndrome—she saw the possibilities in all children, especially the ‘differently abled.’ While I chose a career in business vs. social work, I can say that my mother’s focus on opportunity for all children is part of who I am and what our company stands for.”
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