Small business owners Margit Pruett, Himal Rami and I were invited to share our experiences with StoryCorps®, America's oral history project in partnership with National Public Radio (NPR) and the American Folklife Center at The Library of Congress. Although each of our businesses are very different, we had a valuable resource in common...the Cecil County Public Library's assistance in helping us launch and grow our businesses. CCPL, a 2015 National Medal awardee for museum and library service, features The Small Business Information Center, providing guidance, tools and workshops at no cost to entrepreneurs. In this conversation, we discuss how the library helped us explore and establish each of our businesses and the challenges and rewards of business ownership.
Dialogue took place November 20, 2015 at Cecil County Public Library in Elkton, MD. Recorded by StoryCorps®.