From The Minneapolis Star Tribune comes the inspiring and entertaining story of Rob Sheeley, a 55-year-old entrepreneur whose short-lived retirement gave birth to a $28 million business.
As the story goes, Sheeley initially retired in 2002 following a big windfall he received after selling a teleconferencing business he started in 1987.
Six months into that retirement, however, Sheeley began getting on his wife’s nerves and she banished him from the house with instructions to find something to keep himself busy.
As Sheeley admits, “I had a tendency to try and tell her what to do.”
To restore marital bliss, Sheeley eventually started a business New Vad LLC, that manufactures robotic video cameras and elaborate control consoles that allow one person to command multiple cameras to pan, tilt and zoom in or out with the twist of a joystick, that has grown from $13.7 million in sales in 2007 to a projected $28 million this year.
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