Passionate about cars —driving them, working on them and keeping them in peak form —Greg Minnick has an entrepreneur’s heart. Two years ago, with the Library’s help, Greg launched Flying Dog Garage Import Auto Repair in Parchment. “I’ve always wanted to have my own business,” Greg says.
“The library has a great business resource section. I just went in and started taking out books on the kinds of information I’d need to learn. The reference librarians are also very helpful. They offered a class on researching all the business ratios, finding SIC codes and other information that helped me research my industry.”
In its first year, Flying Dog Garage received two major area awards: 2008 Best Small Business in Michigan, Region 11 winner, from the Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center (MI-SBTDC), and Second Place, Best Auto Service, Kalamazoo Gazette People’s Choice Award. Today, Greg is living his dream.