Published 8:16 am Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Name of Business: Franklin Automotive
Street address: 209 E. Fourth Ave., Franklin
Phone number: 757-562-4981
Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
E-mail address: email@example.com/www.franklinautomotive.net
Nature of business: Automotive repair and service
Owner: Tim Parsons
Year founded: 2007
Number of employees: 6
How’s business? Business is great! We have many loyal customers from all over Virginia and North Carolina.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have two downtown locations and ASE-certified technicians.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Sincere and personalized service. We know all of our customers and treat them like family.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Stay away from negative people and pursue your dreams.
Your first job: Scoreboard operator for an Oakland A’s farm team.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): Dale Parsons, my dad. He was a business owner and taught me the value of customer service.
The key to a successful business is: Taking care of your employees and customers and going the extra mile.