In today’s vidcast, Rich Whittle talks with Brent Paugh about his MargaritaTexas drink mix business.
He’s pleased to see they’re coming along, soon to be on their way to customers who love the sun-dried products his business Leechango Plantation at Turtle Creek produces.
By 1994, the former computer-science student had dropped out, turned a side job repairing PCs into Geek Squad, and was sending employees dressed in nerdy ensembles (too-short dark pants, white socks) to fix computer glitches at local companies or homes.
Clients range from a handful of friends taking the train to a game to businesses treating a few dozen guests to a pre-game meal to one memorable event where the Tailwaiters took care of 300 rabid “away” fans at a Chargers-Giants game.
Deep down, I probably never actually thought it would happen,” Renda said, but “the ultimate goal is to make it a career.”
Although always interested in the macabre and things that go bump in the night, Renda presented his parents with reams of research and a business plan for his haunted house idea when he was 14.
Since Spoonful’s launch in August, month-over-month growth has been phenomenal.
When starting a business, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
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As we’ve seen, using crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter can be a great way to cobble together some cash in a down economy.
But with an unstoppable drive to succeed, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of the Fresh Diet has spearheaded the North Miami-based company’s growth over the past five years, to $7.5 million in revenue in 2009.